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DIORAMA PITCHFEST

Pitch your Script and find Funds & Partners for your next Film, Web-Series, TV-Series & Documentaries.

FUNDING | PRODUCTION | DISTRIBUTION DEALS | LOCATIONS | SUPPORT

$3 Million in Funding in Last Edition

Are you ready with your Script, but looking for funds? 

DIORAMA PITCHFEST is a place where new film projects are nurtured. The Third Diorama Film Bazaar hosts a five-day-long Film Market. Scores of experienced international producers, film financiers, and film distributors, as well as representatives from funding bodies and sales agents, initiate international co-productions. The event takes place on Diorama Live.

​The Diorama Film Bazaar has invited Tourism Boards, acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors, distributors, OTT platforms, festival directors, financier, film commissioners, producers, writers, film institutes, studios, from over 50 countries along with the motion picture and television industry service providers.

The entry is limited to submission of Scripts for Feature Length Films, Web Series or Television Series. The Scripts can be of any language, region, country, genre and format.

PROJECTS SELECTED IN THE DIORAMA PITCHFEST 2020

THE ONE WHO DREAM

Dir: Dr. Bijukumar Damodaran

TOQUE DE QUEDA

Dir: Rodolfo Pereira

THE GREAT INDIAN THUG

Dir: Ajitesh Sharma

MENTAL MANIFESTO

Dir: Diganta Dey

THE ACCEPTANCE

Dir: Rohan Sharma

YOU, ME, DEMON

Dir: Geeta L & Shrinkhla Sahai

APARAAJITA

Dir: Pankaj Verma

KANDA VANDA

Dir: Gaurav Madan

THE ACCEPTANCE

Dir: Rohan Sharma

LOVE WITH A BLUE TICK

Dir: Tanmir Singh

YAATRI KRIPYA DHYAAN DE

Dir: Manpreet Singh Dhami

HOW IT WORKS?

Mentoring Sessions

Our Pitchfest Mentors will teach and train you in various fields of film pitching such as Funding, Script, Budget, Production, Distribution, Marketing during a 3 Day Mentorship Programme.

Submission

Once the Mentoring sessions are over, filmmakers will be given 15 days to prepare an online pitch, and submit it for review.

Validation

Diorama Market Jury will select the most viable projects, thoroughly vet projects, give feedbacks and certify the best ones. Diorama Certificate ensures the Script is safe to distribute.

Evaluation

The Financiers, Producers and Studios then evaluate the pitches, find the ones they are interested in, and convey it to the filmmakers.

Pitching Round

During the Market dates, the filmmakers will meet accredited financiers, producers and studios face to face via Diorama Online Networking Platform to discuss the projects.

Diorama Advantage

Diorama enables you to cut out long winding submission processes, studio queues, waitlists, cold-calling, and connects you directly with the relevant person.

Important Dates

Last Date for Project Entry - 30th November 2021

Mentoring Sessions - 1-3 December 2021

Last Date for Pitch Submission - 17th December 2021

Pitching Rounds - 19-21 December 2021

PITCHFEST MENTORS

The Diorama Pitchfest shall Select and Certify a limited number of projects, having a huge potential for possible Co-Production, Finance, and an International Release.
 
The projects will be certified by Diorama Market Jury consisting of various Top Film professionals. 

Who can you meet?

•    International Producers
•    Gap Funding Producers
•    Co-Production Partners
•    Representatives from funding bodies.
•    Film Financiers
•    Film Distributors
•    Sales Agents
•    Film Festival Directors/Programmers
•    Experienced Film Directors
•    Content Buyers
•    Film Acquisition Executives
•    International Film Commissioners
•    Film Equipment Providers

DPF BADGE
$67 or INR 5,000
(+2 Market Badges)

This badge entitles the filmmaker to pitch his project to Producers and Distributors in the market, one on one meetings, Trailer on Diorama's Distribution platform, online access via Networking platform. Early bird entry till 31st October. INR 3,500 Refundable in case of Non-Selection.

Or buy via Film Freeway here

Project Selection

The production companies from around the world can submit projects for which they are seeking co-production partners.
 
The Diorama Market Team shall select quality projects and present these to the Financiers, Producers, Distributors, Sales Agents attending the Diorama Film Bazaar, around three-four weeks before the market dates. Participants may get one-on-one meetings with the Producers of the selected projects.

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What happens at Diorama Pitchfest?

In addition to the pre-scheduled meetings with the selected projects, companies and film funds, which the registered participants can request in November, they can choose from a variety of programme offers.

 

1-3 December - Orientation and Mentoring Session:

Renowned Producers, Directors brief the participants on the opportunities available globally and the choices of possible roadmaps to realize the film projects through Webinars allowing them to fine tune their film projects to be pitched. The mentors will train and teach you in various field of filmmaking such as Funding, Script, Budget, Production, Distribution, Marketing during a 3 Day Mentorship Programme to prepare a great pitch.

Each selected participant is allowed to spend time with highly experienced Producers for films, Film Financiers, International Film Producers, Top Studio Executives, Film Fund Representatives, Film Commissioners from various countries, Film Directors, Film Festival Directors/Programmers, etc on a one to one basis from various streams of the film business, aimed at guiding and supporting the film project to its realization on the internet.

19-21 December - Pitching Sessions

During the Market dates, the filmmakers will meet accredited financiers, producers and studios face to face via Diorama Online Networking Platform to discuss the projects. 

 

At Quick Matching sessions, participating producers can develop new contacts during informal online meetings to widen their contact sphere and brighten the chances of funding of the film project.

Knowledge Series:

Theme Workshops, Master Classes, Talks and panels on current production, financing and technical matters offer a chance to exchange ideas with experts and other participants to the participants.

Country Sessions:

At the Country Sessions, Film Commissioners, Government Officials provide information about production conditions and co-production, cash rebate, tax incentive opportunities in various countries through structured Presentations.

Quick Matching:

At Quick Matching sessions, participating producers can develop new contacts during informal online meetings to widen their contact sphere and brighten the chances of funding of the film project.

What will you get?

  • Access to Diorama Pitchfest

  • Participation Certificate to Top Ten Projects

  • Access to Diorama Film Bazaar Screenings

  • Full Access to Festival Screenings

  • Market Badge

  • Project Listing in the Official E-Catalogue

Virtual Conference

Submission Guidelines

Registered participants are required to fill 'DIORAMA PITCHFEST Form 2021' sent by Diorama Film Bazaar

  1. Your application must be submitted in the English language only, regardless of the final language of the film.

  2. Signed Certificate from the applicant that he/ she agrees to film’s participation in the Diorama Film Bazaar.

  3. Once the project is selected shortlisted participants will be asked to send their scripts (with dialogues, 90 – 100 pages).

  4. Once the project is selected, either the Producer or the Director of the project must be available for all five days of the Co-Pro Market.

  5. Multiple projects can be submitted, but each project has to be submitted individually. Only one project of either the Director or the Producer will be selected.

  6. Applications shall be processed only after receipt of application fee.

  7. The Co-Pro Film Market recognizes only the Director(s) and Producer(s) mentioned in the application form as project representatives who will be allowed to be present at Co-Pro Market, and feature in the catalogue. Any removal or replacement in the team after selection will disqualify the project.

  8. The maximum number of representatives per project who can address the webinar/Presentation is limited to two.

  9. The information on the application form cannot be edited once submitted.

  10. The decision of the Director, Diorama Film Bazaar on the selection of an application will be final and binding.

  11. The Diorama Film Bazaar reserves the right to invite a project.

  12. The Diorama Film Bazaar reserves the right to change Terms & Conditions of the programs without prior intimation.

  13. The applicant has to send the complete Script, Powerpoint/video pitch (in support of the submitted project for presentation) within the one week of notification to Diorama Film Bazaar.

  14. Materials required at the time of project Submission:

      - Synopsis (300- 1000 words max.)

      - Complete Script of the film

      - Treatment of the film – how do you plan to shoot and edit (400 words max.)

      - Budget Outline & Financing Plan

      - Proof of Funds in hand (Any One the following: Bank Statement, Letter of Intent, Letter of Commitment from Funding Agencies, Letter of Guarantee)

      - Director's Photo (500KB Max)

      - Producer's Photo (500KB Max)

      - Project Poster in High Quality (If Available)

      - Cast-Crew details (Confirmations shall help your case)

15. Rights of admission reserved to Diorama Film Bazaar.

Funding for film is always an important and crucial part of filmmaking. At Diorama Film Bazaar you will meet potential co-producer for film and finding finance for the film will be an exciting journey.