Your chance to pitch your movie idea directly to a panel of top film executives. These are the people who matter. They are the people who buy scripts - they are the people who decide what will be made and what won't. This is your chance to pitch your movie idea to the people who can get it in cinemas in this intense emotionally charged event.
To pitch, just drop a fiver in the hat, and the floor is yours. You have two minutes to convince the panelist to read your script or make your film. They can and will gong you off if you are boring!
›› Don't read from cards. It destroys eye contact
›› Sell the sizzle, not the steak
›› Be brief, don't be boring
›› Be entertaining
When? Saturday 11 February 2012
Time? 12pm noon
Where? Homebase Lounge, Köthener Straße 44, 10963 Berlin
Price? It's completely free! Just send us an email to confirm a seat! firstname.lastname@example.org
HomeBase Lounge has been working with the Berlinale since 2004 and is a social venue, located in the heart of Berlin. They specialize in providing conference, reception, and party space for the tech- and social-media sector.
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Matthias Luthardt - Director
Matthias Luthardt grew up in the Netherlands, Stuttgart and Hamburg. His ambition to become a classical musician was a crackpot idea.
He attended directing class at Potsdam filmschool and graduated with the feature film “Pinpong”, premiered in the Critics´ Week in Cannes 2006. Besides working on his films as a writer and director, he is running workshops in Germany and abroad, last in Kenya.
Sean McConville - Writer, Director, Producer
A working filmmaker, Sean McConville began his career as a SFX technician on big budget studio features, including “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace”, “Mortal Kombat” and James Bond movies “Goldeneye” and “Tomorrow Never Dies”, allowing him the opportunity to work closely with director's such as Sir Richard Attenborough, George Lucas, and Michael Winterbottom.
Sean’s debut feature film as a Writer/Producer/Director, DEADLINE, starring Brittany Murphy and Thora Birch, premiered at the Raindance Film Festival in London, and showcased at Berlin, Cannes, and the American Film Market, where it sold for distribution to many countries around the world.
Sean is now a Toronto based filmmaker and in 2010 set up Frenzy Films to produce genre films - the first out of the gate being The Calling, dir. Stephanie Joalland’s debut feature, and The Car, Sean’s 2nd feature film as director.
Gregorio Gonzalez - Producer
Gregorio Gonzalez is a mathematical engineer from the Universidad de Chile and a self-taught filmmaker. He founded FORASTERO, production company through which he produced LA NANA (Sundance 2009 Grand Jury Prize and Golden Globe nominee), coproduced ROMAN’S CIRCUIT (2011 TIFF Discovery) and coproduced THURSDAY TILL SUNDAY (2012 Rotterdam Tiger Award).
Daniel Deak - Daazo Co-Founder
Daniel was born in Budapest where he lives and works. He loves to create, write and watch films, especially shorts. He manages Daazo.com (with co-founder Zoltán Aprily) - the MEDIA programme-supported short film sharing website.
Also, he is the co-editor-in-chief of World of Shorts - the newest issue of the magazine is dedicated to the short film related programmes of the Berlinale.
Zoltan Aprily - Daazo Co-Founder
Zoltan was born in Budapest. He is a co-founder and owner of Daazo.com, a short film sharing site supported my the MEDIA programme (together with Daniel Deak). Zoltan also teaches video journalism at the Art Theory and Media Institute of ELTE University. Even more, he is the co-editor-in-chief of World of Shorts magazine which is now dedicated to Berlinale Shorts.
Elliot Grove has worked intensively with writers and filmmakers at Raindance since 1992. He explains the tricks of the trade from practical experience and reveals some of the latest paradigms through lecture, exercises and video clips.
Elliot Grove founded Raindance Film Festival in 1993, the British Independent Film Awards in 1998, and Raindance.TV in 2007.
He has produced over 150 short films, and 5 feature films. He has written eight scripts, one of which is currently in pre-production. His first feature film, TABLE 5 was shot on 35mm and completed for a total of £278.38. He teaches writers and producers in the UK, Europe. Japan and America.