European Short Pitch 2012 has come to an end. The scripts have been revised, the pitches have been made and the producers got their chance to discover some fresh blood and exciting new projects. From the 2nd till the 4th of March 2012 we organized our annual coproduction forum and pitching sessions in Maribor, Slovenia, this year's European Capital of Culture. During the pitching sessions and coproduction forum, 24 scriptwriter/directors were present, 36 industry professionals from all over Europe attended and in total, we facilitated 171 one-to-one sessions between participants and producers.
As of this year, an award ceremony took place, with three prizes of 1000€ each, called "The European Short Pitch 2012 Awards". During the pitching sessions in Maribor, the producers present got a change to pick their three favorites and this is what they came up. Silence. Start the drum roll. And the Winners are...
- Chain by Eicke Bettinga (Germany/Bulgaria)
- The Chicken by Una Gunjak (Bosnia/Italy/Greece)
- Electrifying Love by Avgousta Zourelidi (Greece/UK)
Of course, in the context of European Short Pitch real success can only be measured on a long-term basis. Because in the end, cinema is what we aim for. A script is and will always be just a tool. But based on our observations, this pool of participants shows lots of potential for probably one of the most successful year's, film making wise, of European Short Pitch.
Do keep an eye or our website www.nisimasa.com or contact us to subscribe to our newsletter, because the call for Projects for the 2013 edition of European Short Pitch will be launched soon.
Let's call it a wrap! Thanks to you all and see you all next year!
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Read the Book of Projects of the European Short Pitch 2012