Screen Talent Europe Pitching Forum 2024

Pitchting and networking program at the Norwegian Short Film Festival.

We are excited to announce the ninth annual Screen Talent Europe (STE) Pitching Forum! In collaboration with Mediefabrikken and The Norwegian Short Film Festival, we invite European producers, directors, and screenwriters to pitch their short film projects during the festival. The winner will be awarded a production grant of €4.000!

Screen Talent Europe Pitching Forum

The STE Pitching Forum is set to occur during the Norwegian Short Film Festival in Grimstad, Norway. The festival will run from the 12th to the 16th of June, whilst the Pitching Forum itself will take place on the 12th and 13th of June. A total of 12 emerging filmmakers will be carefully selected to present their projects during the festival, facing a jury and an engaged audience. The pitch itself is scheduled for Thursday, June 13th, preceded by a mandatory preparations workshop on Wednesday, June 12th. Travel, accommodation, and meals from June 11th to June 14th will be fully covered by the event.

If you are selected, please note that you will need to attend an online meeting on the 6th of June to review the details of your experience and participation during your stay in Grimstad. Following the pitch on Thursday, all participants and festival attendees are invited to join us for a delightful boat trip along the stunning Norwegian fjords of Grimstad. The winner of the pitching contest will be officially announced later that evening.

Applications terms

  • Participants must have a connection to one of the Screen Talent Europe partners, either by working or living in their region/country. A list of partners can be found on the application form and the Screen Talent Europe website.
  • Producers, directors, and screenwriters are eligible to apply if they have produced at least two films (short fiction or documentary).
  • Applicants must apply with a project in development, either fiction or documentary, with a maximum length of 20 minutes.
  • Participants must be available for pitching preparations on Wednesday, June 12th, and for the pitch itself on Thursday, June 13th. Consequently, it is advisable to plan travel to Grimstad on June 11th.
  • Participants must be available to attend the online meeting on June 6th to review the details of STE Pitching Forum.
  • Applicants must be between 22 and 32 years old.

How to apply

The pitch will be conducted in English. Deadline for application is May 10th, 2024. To apply please fill out the form here (or via the button below). You will receive notification of your selection status by May 16th. Please hold the dates for the STE pitching forum until participants have been announced.

    Apply here!

    Compete for a cash production grant of €4.000!
    Deadline: May 10, 2024

    Apply here for the International Pitching Forum 2024.

    Your experience

    • Have a great time with likeminded European film talents.
    • Pitch in front of an international professionals jury and filmmakers.
    • A workshop preparing your pitch on June 12. The workshop will be held by mentors from Mediefabrikken.
    • Different social and networking activities. For example, a boat trip on the Norwegian fjords and joint dinners.
    • Participants will also have free accreditation for the entire festival program of the Norwegian Short Film Festival.

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