Pitch   Your Pilot

"The Berlin TV SERIES FESTIVAL quickly developed into one of the most important tv festivals in Europe." - Richard Kropf (screenwriter "4 Blocks", "You are wanted")

Berlin Series Forum: Pitch-Your-Pilot 2020

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

At BERLIN SERIES: The Creative Forum 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 „Gaumont Mentoring Day”.

The winner will be invited to the GAUMONT office in Berlin for one full 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“ (Festival Committee, VDD, Serienwerk) directly, via email: PYP(at)tvseriesfestival.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

DEADLINE: 30th. JUNE 2020


THE Pitch-Your-Pliot FINALISTS 2019:



2.. SULTAN CITY - (Mavie Films) 


3.. COMRADES - (Gabriela Tscherniak)


4. HOFFMANN - (Denis Kundic) - Winner

The "Pitch-Your-Pilot" competition is the first address when it comes to promoting authors and producers.  The Berlin International TV SERIES FESTIVAL is dedicated to the promotion of young talent and the strengthening of authors' voices, and finding co-producers for their serial concept. It promotes, supports and teaches authors and future showrunners with our educational mentoring days. 


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