“Three legs” of the successful pitching. Training for WARSCAPE participants

25 January 2017

On the 28th and 29th of March, the most famous documentary expert Tue Steen Müller is going to teach young filmmakers, how to present their projects. The training will take place during Docudays UA in Kyiv within WARSCAPE international contest.


Up to six teams selected to take part in the final stage of the contest will be able to attend it. Participants from outside Kyiv, including from abroad, who needs financial support to cover their travel, will be provided with travel grants.


Tue Steen Müller is one of the best trainers who teach cinematographers to stand for their projects at world-class pitchings. He has been film consultant, distributor and festival manager at Danish Film Academy for twenty years. He was head of the European Documentary Film Network, selected films and worked at such festivals as DOCSBarcelona, Magnificent7 and DOK Leipzig. Now Tue teaches and consults film directors in various European film schools, and most importantly, he is a renowned expert on modern Eastern European documentaries. 


Read the first pitching advise for young filmmakers from Tue Steen Müller:


- remember to be yourself, don’t try to act but be passionate, show that your project is important for you, say why you and this project are together;

- remember that pitching is an invitation that you give to colleagues asking them to hear more and take part in your project;

- remember that pitching has “three legs” - a written text, a visual presentation and you talking, the verbal;

- remember to make the verbal presentation simple and concrete, leave the important aesthetic choices for the meetings you will have.


Two-day seminar will help filmmakers improve their skills and strategies of promoting their projects. All the participants will present their stories at the pitching during Docudays UA festival on March 30th, 2017. The winner selected by the jury of international WARSCAPE competition will be awarded a prize of US $5000.


Call for applications is until 10st February. For detailed application conditions follow the link.


The competition organizers are the International Committee of the Red Cross in Ukraine and Docudays UA. The project is also supported by the Embassy of France in Ukraine and the French Istitute in Kyiv.


On photo: Tue Steen Müller during DOCU/CLASS on Docudays UA-2016

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