Pitch Your Fest!



What is it?
Pitch Your Fest! is a pitching session for organizers of Festivals featuring Short Films in their program. Selected participants will have 5′ to introduce their Festival event on a stage in front of an audience. Video projection of images, videos and text is possible and allowed during the 5′ pitch if required. Presentations must be in English.

Who is it for?
Pitch Your Fest! is dedicated exclusively to organizers of Festivals featuring Short Films in their program wishing to promote their event to a diversified audience of cinema professionals: directors, producers, distributors, buyers and film institutions.

When is it?
Pitch Your Fest! is scheduled during the 2020 Torino Short Film Market, between November 19th to 21st. The exact date and time will be announced at a later stage.
However the deadline for sending a complete application is September 14th 2020 at 11:59PM (CEST). Applicants will receive a selection notice by the end of October.

Where is it?
Pitch Your Fest! pitching session will take place at Circolo dei Lettori, Via Bogino 9, Torino, Italy – the 2020 Torino Short Film Market’s main location. For more info about the location please follow this link.

What do I win?

How do I apply?
In order to take part to the selection process of Pitch Your Fest! applicants are required to:

• Register on the website tsfm.filmchief.com (Username and password remain the same if the applicant has already taken part to a previous edition of TSFM since 2017. Forgotten credentials can be retrieved on the website)
• Submit a fully filled online entry form, accessible at this link
• Submit a PDF version of the catalogue of the Festival’s latest edition, to be uploaded using the aforementioned entry form

Please Note
Applicants are strongly recommended to prepare in advance a short description of the Festival and its activities, a biography of the Artistic Director and a short presentation of the Festival’s Industry Days or Professional Meetings, if part of the event’s offer.
Festival description and Artistic Director’s biography are mandatory, Industry Days’ presentation is mandatory just in case it is actually organized by the Festival.

How much does it cost?
Pitch Your Fest! application costs 10 € until August 26th 2019 (15 € until September 14th) for each submission. The sum is payable only via Paypal at the end of the application submission process. Fee waivers are awarded only in exceptional cases to whoever might benefit from them, and are assigned at the complete discretion of the Torino Short Film Market organizers.

How do I get there?
Torino Short Film Market does not provide any travel refunds to Pitch Your Fest! participants, therefore selected applicants have to pay their travel expenses. However Torino Short Film Market will provide lodging for 2 nights and a free accreditation to a single representative for each selected Festival.