Pitch Your Pilot
"The Pitch-Your-Pilot competition as part of the TV Series Festival Berlin is an outstanding material exchange where you can talk to many decision-makers. If you want to pitch your series project, you've come to the right place."
CoPro Hub: Pitch-Your-Pilot 2020
We are looking for aspiring authors with a unique vision and new voice. Whether you are an experienced writer looking to explore new ways of storytelling, or an emerging talent looking to use your talent to shape the current TV and SVOD market. This competition is for you.
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.
RULES AND REGULATIONS / PROJECTS ENTRY CRITERIA
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.
PITCH ENTRY MATERIALS
Each Applicant must submit the following materials to the „The Organising Team“ (Festival Committee, VDD, Serienwerk) directly, via email: PYP(at)tvseriesfetival.com
Writer´s vision (1 page maximun)
Bible - synopsis, characters, locations (4-5 pages max)
Narrative arcs season 1 / possibly season 2 (2 pages max)
Synopsis episode 1 (max 5000 characters) - synopsis, characters, locations (4-5 pages max)
Photos /mood board / videos, script episode optional
The winners will also have the chance to attend the festival seminars to get great input on structure, character development and serial narrative.
THE Pitch-Your-Pliot FINALISTS 2019:
1. BÜRGERMEISTERIN VON NEUKÖLLN - (Eva Lia Reinegger)
2.. SULTAN CITY - (Mavie Films)
3.. COMRADES - (Gabriela Tscherniak)
4. HOFFMANN - (Denis Kundic)
The "Pitch-Your-Pilot" competition is the first address when it comes to promoting authors and young talent. The Berlin International TV SERIES FESTIVAL is dedicated to the promotion of young talent and the strengthening of authors' voices. It promotes, supports and teaches authors and future showrunners with our educational programmes.
Among Jury members 2019: Deutsche Telekom - Saxonia Media - Serienwerk
TV-TALK CONFERENCE TICKET
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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 Co-Production Hub.