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.
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)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
Read the PYP Submission Terms and Conditions, including what we accept and what we do not accept.
We accept online submissions for our talent searches via our E-Submissions system during set windows each year. Please read the frequently asked questions below before you submit your script to us.
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 at Pitch-Your-Pilot CoPro Meetings. The "Pitch-Your-Pilot" CoPro Market is the first address when it comes to finding your co-producer.
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