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. There is also a timeframe. Hence the expression “elevator pitch”, which refers to the short duration of the presentation during which you have to know how to keep the audience’s attention.


Voditelji radionica

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, with Foxtrot (2017) by Samuel Maoz as 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 and coordinated the Restart Label distribution. She is in charge of Motovun FF distribution. Works as an associate for Croatian Radiotelevision. Member of the Croatian Producers Association.

Sibylle Kurz

Sibylle has worked in the music industry, film licensing, and acquisition/distribution as a trained merchant. She has a postgraduate education in therapeutical coaching and focused communication. Since 1995, she has been freelancing as a communications trainer for the arts & culture industries, specialising in the art of pitching. She teaches at acclaimed national/international film schools, runs international pitching-workshops and inhouse-trainings.

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 MIDPOINT Institute.