Pitching Forum
FEST - Pitching Forum announces its 2021 selection

After a revamp of its categories, FEST — Pitching Forum returns in full form with a total of 25 selected projects for its 2021 edition.

These films were selected among a strong batch of applications, submitted by filmmakers from all over the world: producers, writers, and directors looking for the financing and co-production opportunities FEST has to offer. After hard deliberation, 25 were chosen, split between three categories:

  • FEATURE GEMS — Fiction, documentary and animation feature films (min. runtime of 55 minutes) in early stages of development;
  • WORK IN PROGRESS — Fiction, documentary and animation feature films (min. runtime of 55 minutes) in advanced production stages;
  • MAKE IT SHORT — Fiction, documentary and animation short films (max. runtime of 55 minutes) in both early and advanced production stages.


The finalists will now be part of an intense training period, mentored by industry professionals, so they have the best performance possible during their final pitching presentations. Afterwards, the winners will be awarded several different prizes, and the tools to make their projects come true.


Check out the selected projects below!


Aiurê, Kurt Shaw, Rita de Cácia Oenning da Silva

Augusta & Katia, Ludmila Mônaco Martinez, Luís Galvão Teles

Flowers of Ucraine, Glib Lukianets, Adelina Borets

For Buraz, Sabina Vajraca, Annika Dawson

Losers and Princesses, Marta Nowakowska, Kordian Kadziela

Milarepa, Louis Nero, Ludmila Gabusi

No Border,Jovan Todorovic, Vladimir Simic

Son of the Streets, Mohammed Almughanni, Glib Lukianets

The Messenger,Cláudio Marques, Marília Hughes Guerreiro

The Portal,Chadi Abo

Trip to Kiev, Ursula Romero Gerberding, Ione Hernandez



Aplauso, Guilherme Daniel

At the Counter, Anna Huth, Daniel Stopa

Not Today, Yağmur Mısırlıoğlu, Nefes Polat

O Pomar, Ana Manana, Joana Lourenço

The Best Model, Marina-Evelina Cracana

The Story of Shoes, Anja Kofmel

The World or Nothing, Virgílio Pinto



Bukra, Diana Antunes, Marina Reino

Genghus Heroes, Nick Aquilino

Happy Campers, Amy Nicholson

I'm not Lakit, Amy Nicholson

Live Till I Die, Marina-Evelina Cracana

Rocco - Boxing With My Father, Teresa Iaropoli, Elettra Fiumi

Waste Island, Mitchell Stafiej