Pitching Forum

It is with great pleasure that we announce the selection for FEST — Pitching Forum 2023, which will take place on the 23th and 24th of June, in Espinho Portugal.

FEST - Pitching Forum is an international film project competition and film financing and co-production event focused on providing development, support, financing and co-production opportunities for film projects.

We pride ourselves on hosting a great slate of 24 projects in development, selected from almost 225 projects that applied to be present in this forum, therefore we expect the projects presented to be engaging and exciting, so we are convinced you will also find the pitches and projects very interesting.

After being awarded at the FEST Pitching Forum, several projects have garnered international acclaim. One notable example is "Goodbye Julia" (2019) by Mohamed Kordofani, which premiered in the Un Certain Regard and Golden Camera sections at Cannes. Additionally, "Blue Moon" (2021) directed by Alina Grigore received the Silver Shell at the San Sebastian Film Festival, while "Farha" (2021) by Darin J. Sallam premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. These are just a few among many other successful stories.

This year will be no different, showcasing a selection of 24 international projects with undeniable artistic relevance and commercial interest. From a variety of features and shorts, documentaries, animations and fictions, both in development or in post-production.

You can check the full information on the projects here.