​PITCH BALKAN

A call for projects to be pitched at BALKAN FILM MARKET

In order to embolden the Balkan regional cross-production, to encourage the cooperation between the local Balkan filmmakers and creative forces of the region, as well as to give bust to Balkan production by attracting projects to be shot in the region, ANCC is pleased to announce a call for applicants to pitch their projects during Balkan Film Market.

This pitching opportunity opens up to any European or regional filmmaker in first or second feature film or documentaries to shoot in the Balkan region that have already received at least 10% of funding from a funding body.

PITCH BALKAN will take place in Tirana, Albania, from Monday, October 5, through October 7, 2017. For the selected projects the accommodations in Tirana is provided by the organizers, tucked amidst a quiet place only minutes away from the beauty of the newly designed Scanderbeg Square.
All applications must be submitted in English and participants must have a good knowledge of English.

CREDITING PITCH BALKAN
Selected participants are required to give the on-screen recognition and display the PITCH BALKAN logo in the completed film credits.

SELECTION PROCESS
All applications will be read and evaluated by a panel comprised of film professionals.
Applicants short-listed by committee for consideration in the final round of evaluations may be interviewed by videoconference.

TIMELINE
Application Announced: July 15,
Application Deadline: August 10
Notification of Acceptance: September 10
Pitch Dates: October 4 – 7

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS AUGUSST 10th

THERE IS NO APPLICATION FEE.

The application must include:

1. A cover latter stating the request for the participation in PITCH BALKAN and
the expectation from pitching at Balkan Film Market.
2. Logline
3. Synopsis
4. Properly formatted Script (advanced treatment accepted for feature films)
5. CV of the team (including links to the previous work)
6. Artistic statement
7. Amount of funding received and the funding body
8. Any additional material related to cross region relevance.

The application materials should be sent at:

pitch@balkanfilmmarket.com

and

info@nationalfilmcenter.gov.al