Thessaloniki Pitching Forum: March 9-13, 2025


Thessaloniki Pitching Forum is the co-producing and co-financing platform of the TiDF for creative and TV documentaries, documentaries for children and documentary series. 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 will present 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 December 2, 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 communication purposes 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.


General Rules and Guidelines:

What happens if my project is selected?

Key Dates:


Thessaloniki Pitching Forum Awards:

Jury Awards:


Independent Awards:



> TiDF27 Thessaloniki Pitching Forum Applications - Available from September 9, 2024
Submissions Deadline: December 2, 2024


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