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Dear Students,

We would like to inform you of the upcoming PITCH_IT@Berlinale workshop whose Prague section will take place from 18 to 20 January 2023 at the Goethe-Institut, FAMU, and FAMU Studio.

Among other events, you can look forward to round tables with the title “What does it mean to be a filmmaker in the current world?” to be held at the Goethe-Institut. The topics will cover artistic freedom, censorship, authors’ visions, market pressures, and critical reflections on pitching practices. The public part of the programme will include the screening of Adam Koloman Rybanský’s graduation film Somewhere Over the Chemtrails in Lažanský Palace’s screening room.

PITCH_IT@Berlinale is a series of workshops targeting up-and-coming filmmakers from Hungary, Czech Republic, and Germany. The workshops are intended to encourage them to create and help them navigate the film industry. The project is organised by the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, FAMU, and Goethe-Institut. There was a call for the workshop recently, to which many of you responded and take part in the workshops as a result, most recently held in Tallinn, Estonia. A part of the Prague workshop’s programme will also be accessible to other FAMU students who will have an opportunity to get in touch individually with international PITCH_IT participants. Workshop attendees will be 17 young filmmakers (scriptwriters, directors, and producers) from Germany, Hungary and Czech Republic. The profiles of the participants are available at https://www.goethe.de/ins/hu/de/kul/sup/pib.html.

Mentors for the Prague workshop:

Lucie Králová (FAMU)
Radim Procházka (FAMU)
Sibylle Kurz
Mark Szilagyi (FABW)
Benjamin Rost (FABW)

You can look forward to seeing Somewhere Over the Chemtrails (directed by Adam Koloman Rybanský).

Students may register for the public part of the programme using the PITCH_IT application form under this link. The form will be open for registration until 17 January 2023 and you can apply only via your school e-mail.

Should you have any questions, please contact andrea.petrovicova@famu.cz


11. January 2023