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 Simon - CEO 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 Marques - Music Composing Director at Jump Willy
Bruno Gascon - Fim Director at Caracol Protagonista
Isabel Lima - Distributor at NOS Audiovisuais
Sandra Lopes - Producer at RTP
Jay Taylor - Managing Director at Electric Shadow Company
Andrea Giannone - CEO & Co-founder of Filmarket Hub
Manuel Claro - Film Commissioner at Portugal Film Commission
Susana Costa Pereira
Maria João Mayer