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ESP Co-Production Forum

March 2, 2016 @ 8:00 am - March 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

European Short Pitch is an initiative aimed at promoting the European coproduction of short films. It combines a scriptwriting workshop in residency and a coproduction forum bringing together scriptwriters, directors and industry professionals from all over Europe.

The coproduction forum will take place from the 2nd till the 6th of March 2016 in Luxembourg as part of Luxembourg City Film Festival in partnership with LARS. Participants will have one day to prepare and rehearse their pitching with their tutors. The pitching, in the presence of invited professionals, will take place on the 4th of March, in two sessions of two hours each, each project having 7 minutes – questions included. One-to-one meetings (25 minutes long) with professionals will start in the afternoon of the 4th, and will continue the morning after. On the evening of the 4th an award ceremony will take place, with three prizes of 1000 Euros each for the Best Pitches (based on the votes of invited professionals) and for the second year in a row, two in kind post-production awards offered by Espera Productions, one for 3500€ and one for 7500€, will be handed out by a jury headed by the representatives of the Luxembourgish postproduction house, Espera Productions.

The aim of this third session of ESP is to create a platform of promotion for the projects selected, to encourage encounters and collaborations between film professionals and to initiate short film coproductions.

The co-production forum was preceded by the  in Vilnius (11-17 Jan 2016) at the Lithuanian Film Centre and the on-line session (18 Jan – 22 Feb 2016)

European Short Pitch is organised by NISI MASA – European Network of Young Cinema.

Present in 28 countries, NISI MASA has been organising dozens of international film projects since 2001.

The 2016 edition of European Short Pitch will be managed by Wim Vanacker, Head of the Script Department, Jérôme Nunes, Manager of the Coproduction forum and Aleksandra Zakharchenko, Project Coordinator.



March 2, 2016 @ 8:00 am
March 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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