Pitching Forum Panel

The projects selected for FEST - Pitching Forum 2019 will be presented in a 5-minute pitch to a panel of jurors and experts.

The panel is composed of the world-renowned professionals — producers, distributors, project developers, and financiers, who not only will listen to the presentations but will also ask questions and share their comments during a 10-minute discussion following each pitch.

At the end of the session (one for each category: documentaries, shorts, and features) the jury will decide and inform on the awards. After the announcement of the winners, each participant will have the opportunity to partake in a 5-min individual meeting with the jury, for private feedback and counseling about their project.

The jurors and experts can also individually select projects that they would like to develop/ tutor/ finance/ produce.

Here are the members of this year's Pitching Forum panel:


Tim Corrie - Talent Agent and former chairman of BAFTA

Paul Miller - Producer, Prozac Nation (2001)

Christopher SimonCEO of New Sparta Productions

Xavier Granada - Producer/Founder and manager of Magrana

Rachel Robey - Producer, London To Brighton (2006)

David Turner - Head of Film at Halo

Nancy Bishop - Casting Director 

Peter Barnett - Producer

Luís Ismael - Film Director at Lightbox

Jennifer Parker - Lawyer 

Ana Costa - Producer, Stefan Zweig: Adeus Europa (2016)

Abel Ribeiro Chaves - Producer at Optec ltda

Humberto Rocha - Producer and Director at Um Segundo Filmes

Pedro Coelho - Executive Producer and Director at Wondr

Pedro MarquesMusic Composing Director at Jump Willy

Bruno Gascon - Fim Director at Caracol Protagonista

Isabel Lima - Distributor at NOS Audiovisuais

Sandra Lopes - Producer at RTP 

Jay TaylorManaging Director at Electric Shadow Company

Andrea Giannone - CEO & Co-founder of Filmarket Hub 

Manuel Claro - Film Commissioner at Portugal Film Commission

Vítor Hugo Costa 

Paulo Leite 

Pedro Neves

Susana Costa Pereira

Eduardo Carneros

Hugo Diogo

Mafalda Rebelo

Maria João Mayer

Guillermo García Ramos

Marian Sanchez Carniglia

Fernando Vendrell

Paulo Prazeres

António Costa Valente