Thessaloniki Pitching Forum: March 10-14, 2024


Thessaloniki Pitching Forum is the co-producing and co-financing platform of the TiDF for creative and TV documentaries, documentaries for children and new media documentaries (virtual and enhanced reality). The participants will have the opportunity to discuss their projects, to receive feedback and advice during a two-day lab and prepare for pitching with the help of documentary professionals. Then, they pitch their projects to a panel of industry professionals and have one-on-one meetings with financiers, international decision makers and representatives of the international audiovisual sector.


Which countries are eligible to apply?

Countries eligible to participate (as major production country or as a co-production country) are: Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Bosnia – Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo*, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine.

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.


What are we looking for?


What is the application process?

All submissions must be received by January 5th, 2024.

The application must include:

Applicants should submit the online application form (in English) in order for the project to be considered for selection. Please make sure to complete the form thoroughly. Once you have completed the online form you cannot make changes. Elements from the application form will be used for catalogue information should your project be selected.

  1. Synopsis (1/2 page).
  2. Reflections on the narrative construction and the visual concept (up to 1 page).
  3. Total budget sum.
  4. Financing Plan in Euro (Please indicate text, amount in EURO, % and status: confirmed, pending, in progress, to be applied, to be found).
  5. Visual material either in form of a pitch pilot, selected scenes or trailer (this can be provided via password protected web link).
  6. Production details including length, time of delivery, contact info, etc.


Selection Criteria:

Our main focus in the selection procedure will be on projects that present a high possibility of being realized, combining this quality with artistic elements as well as its financial feasibility.

Projects should have an international audience appeal. The projects will be evaluated by an international selection committee.


What happens if my project is selected?


Key Dates:


Thessaloniki Pitching Forum Awards:

Jury Awards:


Independent Awards:



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Submission Deadline: January 5th, 2024


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