AVANCA PiTCH SESiONS it all starts with a conversation

The Avanca Pitch Sessions is the new initiative of the 24th edition of the AVANCA 2020 Film Festival, which aims to present the best ideas for short and feature films under development to the audiovisual industry, in an environment of collaboration and promotion of cinema and authors.

Applications are open until June 28, and 10 short films and 5 feature films will be selected that will have access to a workshop on pitch for cinema and exclusive mentoring sessions with journalist and film critic Rui Pedro Tendinha (SIC / Antena 3 / CineTendinha ) and the competition sessions, which take place simultaneously with this year’s Avanca Film Festival.

The jury includes professionals from film production, distribution and media, with Nuno Gonçalves (Cinemundo – Portugal), Maria Pacheco (Light Box Films – Portugal), Ralf Tumbk (Plural Filmes – Brazil) and Simone Saibene (Noveolas Producciones – Spain) already confirmed.

In addition to the presentation and recognition by the industry, the winners of each category will be able to win prizes awarded by the Avanca Film Fund to support film development and production in the amount of 1,500 Euros for feature films and 750 Euros for short films.

The Avanca Pitch Sessions is open to all Portuguese, Spanish or English-speaking scriptwriters who can register and consult the conditions for participation in this competition on the avancapitchsessions.com website.

The AVANCA Film Festival and the Avanca Pitch Sessions seek to respond to the pandemic context, and will take place based on the guidelines and recommendations of the DGS and the Government.

AVANCA is an organization of the Municipality of Estarreja and the Avanca Cine Club and has been taking place each year with the support of ICA / Ministry of Culture, IPDJ, CIRA, the Parish Council of Avanca, the Estarreja School Group, the Egas Moniz School, the Parish and the Avanca Associations, with the support of several universities and higher education schools in the country, companies and other institutions in the region.

June 15, 2020

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