Industry Youth! Pitching Workshop

In the audiovisual sector, there are numerous great projects, only some of which will see the light of day. Therefore, their presentation and packaging is key in the selection process. It is not only about excellent rhetorical skills; a good pitch demands that you know your project inside out. By doing so, the authors show their future partners that they are braced for trouble if, or when, it arrives. You also have a limited timeframe. Hence the expression “elevator pitch”, which refers to the short duration of the presentation in which you have to know how to keep the audience’s attention.


Workshop coordinators

Čedomir Kolar

Since 1991, he has been a producer for Noé Productions in Paris. His credits include Before the Rain (1994) by Milcho Manchevski (Oscar nomination), No Man’s Land (2001) by Danis Tanović (Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film), etc. In 2003 he started the Paris based production entity, A.S.A.P. Films, together with Danis Tanović and his fellow producer Marc Baschet. He has since produced many films, Foxtrot (2017) by Samuel Maoz being one of the most recent ones (ZFF 2017).

Inja Korać

She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science in Zagreb and holds an MA in Audiovisual Management from the MBS (Spain). Works for Zagreb FF as the Industry program producer, for Motovun FF as program coordinator and programmer, and for Beldocs as the teen program selector. Worked as programmer for Dokukino cinema, coordinated the Restart Label distribution, and currently in charge of the Motovun FF distribution. Completed her internship in London (at Dogwoof) and works as an associate for Croatian Radiotelevision. Member of the Croatian Producers Association.

Lana Matić

Co-founder of ZFF, where she works as producer and programmer. Member of the Filmmakers Association of Croatia (HDFD), Croatian Producers Association (HRUP), and the EFA. She was a line producer on Donkey and Life Is a Trumpet, and producer on Mali, Zagreb Stories Vol. 3, and numerous others. The latest projects she worked on are The Barefoot Emperor by J. Woodworth and P. Brosens and Father by Srdan Golubović (Berlinale 2020 – Audience Award, Ecumenical Jury Prize) and May Labour Day by Pjer Žalica (Sarajevo FF 2022).

David Pope

A script consultant, screenwriter and training provider working internationally. He has collaborated with Academy Award and BAFTA nominated producers and screenwriters, as well as national film funds. Recent credits include Truth and Justice (2019), Take It or Leave It (2018). A consultant/moderator for the Rotterdam Lab at CineMart and a co-founder of Stowe Story Labs. Script consultant on international programs for the MIDPOINT Institute.