ESP 2019: Program of the open events
Institut français, sq. Slaveykov №3, Sofia
MASTERCLASS WITH PIERRE HODGSON
"The Why (Oh Why) of Independent Cinema"
A confrontation with the inner wheelings and dealings of independent cinema. Are we escaping our responsibilities? Are we trying hard enough? Are we fighting the right cause? Questions we'll be tackling in an intimate context with honesty and passion as the driving force.
SCREENING SHORT-MOVIES #1
"Into the Blue": Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović (Croatia/Slovenia/Sweden, 2017, 22’)
"The Chicken": Una Gunjak (Germany/Croatia, 2014, 15’)
"By the Pool": Laurynas Bareiša (Lithuania, 2017, 16’)
"Whispering in a Friend’s Mouth": Hannaleena Hauru (Finland, 2009, 11’)
Goethe-institut, Budapest str. №1, Sofia
MASTERCLASS WITH BRITTA KRAUSE & NADJA DUMOUCHEL
"Script Editing - An Introduction": Nadja Dumouchel and Britta Krause will introduce script editing as it is practiced in many of the most successful script labs across the world. The idea is to put the individual writers vision first and use it as the starting point for dramaturgical discourse.
SCREENING SHORT-MOVIES #2
"Watchkeeping": Karolis Kaupinis (Lithuania / Belgium, 2017, 16’)
"Helga is in Lund": Thelyia Petraki (Greece, 2016, 20’)
"Volte": Monika Kotecka , Karolina Poryzała (Poland, 2017, 14’)
Goethe-institut, Budapest str. №1, Sofia
PITCHING OF THE SELECTED PROJECTS
MEETING WITH THE ARTISTIC TEAMS
MASTERCLASS WITH LEONARDO STAGLIANO
"Dramatic Writing, an introduction"
SCREENING SHORT-MOVIES #3
"The Noisemaker": Karolis Kaupinis (Lithuania, 2014, 14’)
"Silence of the Dying Fish": Vasilis Kekatos (France / Greece, 2018, 20’)
"The Baby Shower": Joseph Pierce (UK / France, 2016, 16’)
"Deer Boy": Katarzyna Gondek (Poland / Belgium / Croatia, 2017, 15’)
All events from the ESP 2019 are with free entrance. RSVP at email@example.com. The working language of the pitching session and masterclasses is English.
Arte Urbana Collectif is organising together with NISI MASA the 2019 edition of European Short Pitch. The initiative will take place in Sofia and Plovdiv and is supported by Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture 2019.
What is ESP?: European Short Pitch is an initiative aimed at promoting the European co-production of short films, and more specifically, to promote short film projects with a European potential from their writing phase onwards. European Short Pitch aims to bring young European talents into the spotlight, give them a high-end promotion opportunity on a European level, and develop a European network of short film professionals.
The main aim is to create a meeting point for scriptwriters and producers to heighten the possibility of starting co-production from the writing stage onwards to improve the financial development of short films, and thus enhance the economic viability and the European visibility of the projects. The experience of European co-production on a short film level will supply the scriptwriter-directors, as the producers, with valuable knowledge and will foster collaborations between young European producers on a smaller scale and help them take the next step towards feature film co-production. Other than that, several European producers could combine their means and energy to discover new talents while supporting them on their quest towards directing a first feature.
ESP 2019 Selected Projects:
Apallou – Nikos Avgoustidis, Gabriella E. Charmani (Greece)
Les Aveugles – Michiel Jozef Robberecht (Belgium)
Blind Date – Daniel Wesseik (Czech Republic/The Netherlands/Israel)
Creatures – Miguel Lopez Beraza, Nayeem Mahbub (Spain)
Eggshells – Slava Doytcheva (Bulgaria)
Girl And The Piano – Jurga Šeduikytė (Lithuania)
Goodnight Pal – Lyubo Yonchev (Bulgaria)
Ino – Mirko Genduso (Italy)
I’m not telling you anything, just sayin’ – Sanja Milardović (Croatia)
Luce and the Rock – Britt Raes (Belgium)
The North Pole – Marija Apcevska (Macedonia)
Of Dogs – Ninna Pálmadóttir (Iceland)
The Season of Seagulls – Pauline Pelsy-Johann (France)
The Tears of Things – Kate Voet (Belgium)
Traces – Lidija Majsovska, Jakov Poposki (Macedonia)
A Violent boy – Tommaso Usberti (France/Italy)