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dancescreen 2019 Pitching Session

In partnership with Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch
22 Nov 2019 during the dancescreen 2019 + TANZRAUSCHEN Festival Wuppertal, Germany

The dancescreen 2019 Pitching Session invites film producers to pitch a project in development or a project idea to experts in dance film, broadcasting and the media industries for professional feedback, funding or coproduction. Do you have a brilliant idea for a dance film, video or dance project and are you searching for producers, distributors and professionals to help you further? Then submit your project!

The dancescreen 2019 Pitching Session is an extraordinary opportunity for aspiring and established filmmakers and production companies to receive valuable feedback and practical advice from experts. The dancescreen 2019 Pitching Session provides the opportunity to test and further develop skills and to get first or second impressions of the business aspects of the dance film market. In addition and as part of the IMZ's professionalisation focus, this programme is designed to help professionals to take further steps into the international dance film industry.

You can apply for the dancescreen Pitching Session by submitting your project through the dancescreen 2019 Pitching Session online application. The selection committee will decide on the successful applicants. The application process does not define one winning project, but a maximum of 8 proposals are selected to pitch.

 

Duration of Pitch

 

the pitchers will have 5 minutes to present their project. The pitch will be followed by a Q&A, where experts have 10 minutes to ask questions and give feedback.

SELECTED PROJECTS

AFRO BEAT / Labson Bizizi-Cine Kongo Ltd
WHY WE FIGHT? / Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion Berlin
AFTERLIFE / DelbeauFilm
TOM / Wilkie Branson
NGOMA / Cel' Division
CONTRAPESO / Kati Kallio
THE HEALING MOVEMENT / Ellehammer Creatives
MATHILDE / Jocelyne Moreau Film & Photography

HOSTS

Katharina Jeschke, Secretary General of the IMZ International Music + Media Centre (Austria)
Henk van der Meulen
, Principal at Koninklijk Conservatorium - Royal Conservatoire (Netherlands) 

EXPERTS

The experts committee consists of internationally renowned experts in the realm of dance film producing, directing, film making, choreographing, program acquisition and distributing.

Paul Bullock
, Executive Editor Music at BBC Studios (United Kingdom)
Arild Erikstad
, Executive Producer / Editor Music Department NRK TV / International Cooperations at NRK – Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (Norway)
Matthias Kremin, Head of Culture + Science at WDR – Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Germany)
Birgit Lorbeer-Claussen
, Producer at ZDF – German Television (Germany)
Reiner Moritz, Managing Director at Poorhouse International (United Kingdom)
Dieter Schneider, Head of Department Culture & Music ARTE at ZDF – German Television (Germany)
Bettina Wagner-Bergelt, General + Artistic Director at Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch (Germany)

Further experts will be added constantly.

SCHEDULE + DEADLINES

3 September 2019 Submission opens
11 October 2019 Deadline to submit your proposal via the online submission tool on the IMZ Website
24 October 2019 The presenters of 8 selected proposals will be informed by the IMZ
22 November 2019 Pitching Session (16:30-18:30) followed by an IMZ Reception (+ One-on-One Follow Up Get2gether) during dancescreen 2019 + TANZRAUSCHEN Festival Wuppertal

For more information please contact

Claudia Kruzik
Project Manager

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