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Pitch   Your Pilot

If you are looking to take the right step to getting your comedy or drama writing seen by people who can actually move the needle on your career, the Pitch-Your-Pilot application is the perfect opportunity for new emerging writers and fresh voices to be seen, and established creatives to find the right producing partner. We're looking for an unique vision and a genuine voice. Whether you're a veteran writer wanting to explore new paths in storytelling and work with bold executives, or an upcoming talent with great work of long form storytelling, who wants to leave his/her mark on the current TV and SVOD market.

"The Berlin TV SERIES FESTIVAL quickly developed into one of the most important tv festivals in Europe." - Critics Choice nominated writer Richard Kropf (screenwriter "4 Blocks", "Kleo")

This year’s Script Pitching Competition at the TV SUMMIT will take place as the side event of the festival. Our Pitching Competition emphasises that good writing is still the backbone of the audio-visual sector and PYP has provided many writers with an opportunity to get their foot in the door of the industry together with the strongest players on the market.


Now accepting  drama, comedy, period drama, crime/thriller, sci-fi, sci-fi/horror…). You can submit series, limited-series concepts & pilots, putting great scripts in the hands of mentors and producers of our TV SUMMIT partners.

From now on we charge a submission fee of 29,-€ to improve the whole procedure and communication, to expand the selection committee and to be able to respond to semi-finalists on request and to give short feedback (15 minutes).

The winner will be announced at the Ceremony and will receive a cash prizeIn addition to the prize money, and the opportunity to pitch to industry professionals, the real benefits of being selected for the PYP- Competition are many faceted. Previous participants have cited: opening the door to producers, having their project optioned by producers, being invited on mentorships to hone their craft, bolstering their confidence and providing the first opportunity for them to win over an audience. As for the winner, the prize can allow them the time to further develop and expand their pitch into a full tv series script.

At the TV SUMMIT,  we not only arrange meetings with the executives & producers that are part of the JURY,  the Pitch-Your-Pilot winner will have the chance to take part in the exclusive „PYP Mentoring Day” and will receive exclusive coaching sessions for the most important aspects of his or her project:

  • Dramaturgy: Talk about the storylines/characters with a team member of Gaumont Germany’s development department. 

  • Creative Producing: Discuss your project with a creative producer of the Gaumont Germany team.

  • Hands-On Producing: Discuss the technical aspect of your project with an experienced representative of Gaumont Germany’s production team.

  • Deal making / Financing / Structuring: Gaumont Germany’s Senior Vice President Business Affairs will share his expertise with the winner.

You must be 18 years of age or older to participate. If you have already applied for the program and have not been selected, you are welcome to re-apply. However, you must submit a new concept for each new submission period.




  • Writer - individual or team - author/owner of original concepts or adaptation series and searching producers or co-producers.


  • The first season of a series, mini-series or web series as a concept (at least 4 episodes to be considered a serial project).
 All dramas and mixed genres are accepted (drama, comedy, crime thriller, sci-fi, sci-fi/horror...).


  • Authors submitting a project must have experience (at least 1 credit) in a produced series and/or film, or a book publication, or under guidance of industry mentor.

  • The project must not have been presented 6 months before the Pitch-Your-Pilot Forum in a public pitching session to be part of the official selection.


  • A maximum of 2 projects per person can be submitted in the competition.


  • The submission must be in German or English. 


  • Incomplete applications will be excluded from the selection process.

  • Original concept or adaptation.


Each Applicant must submit the following materials to the „The Organising Team“.

  • Writer´s vision & explain WHY your story is relevant NOW! (1 page maximum) 

  • Bible - synopsis, characters emotional arc, locations (4-5 pages max)

  • Narrative arcs season 1 / possibly season 2 (2 pages max) 

  • Synopsis episode 1 (max 5000 characters) 

  • Photos /mood board / videos, script episode optional

Read the PYP Submission Terms and Conditions, including what we accept and what we do not accept.  


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Terms & Conditions


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Watch and learn how talented screenwriters present stories of tomorrow to an expert jury and see who emerges as the Pitch-Your-Pilot winner. Make sure you get your seat and take part in the Match Making.


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