Thessaloniki Pitching Forum

Thessaloniki Pitching Forum is the new co-production and co-financing platform of the Agora Docs for creative documentaries, TV documentaries and New Media documentaries (VR, AR etc.) intended for theatrical distribution, TV broadcasting and exhibition in general.

 

Thessaloniki Pitching Forum Awards:

Thessaloniki Pitching Forum Award

€ 2000

ERT – Thessaloniki Pitching Forum Award

€ 2000 to a Greek project by the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation

MFI Script2Film Workshop Award

Scholarship for the Doc Lab (worth € 2000)

DAE - Documentary Association of Europe Award

Consultancy session and a free membership

Aylon Productions Digital Services Award

Digital transfer of archival material up to 1 hour (2K)

Beldocs Networking Award

Accommodation and free accreditation for the upcoming

Beldocs International Documentary FF (September 2021)

 

Panel of Financiers:

Lars Säfström, SVT, Sweden  Natalia Arshavskaya, Current Time TV, USA  Silvia De Felice, RAI Cultura, Italy  Adel Ksiksi, Al Jazeera Documentary Channel, Qatar,  Sabine Bubeck-Paaz, ZDF / ARTE, Germany,  Magdalena Borowska, TVP, Poland  Ondrej Starinsky, Slovak TV, Slovakia,  Jan Rofekamp, Films Transit International, Canada/Greece,  Philippa Kowarsky, Cinephil, Israel,  Rasmus Steen, IMS - International Media Support, Denmark,  Devin Karambelas, PBS, USA,  Aleksandra Derewienko, CAT&Docs, France,  Irene Taskovski, Taskovski Films, UK, Jonas Pedersen Hardebrant, Doc Lounge, Sweden,  Maria Koufopoulou, ERT, Greece,  Choy Lin Mok, TRT World, Turkey

 

The selected projects are:

CADILLAC DREAMS
Director: Elene Mikaberidze, Producer: Elene Margvelashvili – Parachute Films, Co-producer: Baptiste Brunner – YN Productions, Georgia | France



CONCRETE LAND
Director: Asmahan Bkerat, Producer: Sahar Yousefi - Nava Projects, Co-producer: Bassam Alasad – Tabi360, Canada | Jordan



DEPOT-VENTE
Director: Cherine Karam, Producers: Ashley Smith, Clara Harris, Mario Adamson – Sisyfos Film Production, Sweden | Scotland



FIVE FOOTBALL DREAMS (doc series)
Directors: Bassel Ghandour, Yassmina Karajah, Producer: Hashem Sabbagh - Football Dreams Holding, Jordan



FORBIDDEN
Director - Producer: Anelise Salan - The L Studio, Romania



FREE WATERS
Director: Emilia Milou, Producer: Angelos Tsaousis - Filmografik Productions, Greece



HOME IS WHERE THE FILMS ARE
Director: More Raça, Producer: Sunaj Raça - N.SH. Arena, Co-producer: Alfredo Federico, Kosovo | Italy



POISON DIPLOMACY (doc series)
Director: Jennifer Deschamps, Producer: Valérie Montmartin - LITTLE BIG STORY, France



POST LOVE
Director: Alexis Taillant, Producer: Nadège Labé - Wendigo Films, France



PRACTICES IN HARMONY
Director: Anna Kis, Producer: Lili Horvat, Dóra Csernátony - Poste Restante, Hungary



SECOND GENERATION
Directors - Producers: Rodrigo Hernandez, Elpida Nikou - Muzungu Producciones, Co-producers: Kellen Quinn (USA), Poh Si Teng (Consulting producer - USA), Spain | Greece



SECRETS OF THE OWL
Director: Eirini Vourloumis, Producers: Leonidas Liambeys - Long Run Productions, Eirini Vourloumis, Greece



THE RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN
Director: Adina Sădeanu, Producers: Αna Maria Pirvan (Executive Producer), Adina Sădeanu - Axis Media Production, Co-producers: Hanka Kastelicová - HBO Europe, Iva Tkalec, Val Grégoire - Squarefish, Romania | Belgium



WAITING FOR THE SCHOOL BUS
Director: Hanna Heilborn, Producers: Elin Kamlert, Tobias Janson (Executive producer) - Story AB, Sweden