The XVII International Festival-Workshop of Film Schools “Kinoproba” calls for applications for pitching animation projects. Kinoproba will traditionally take place from December 1 to 5 in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Projects in two categories are accepted:
– short animated film
– animated series
Applications are accepted until October 31, 2020 inclusive. The winner will receive 50,000 rubles to implement his/her idea.
To participate in the Pitching session, you must fill out participant’s questionnaire.
Pitch date is December 4, 2020.

The pitches is a public presentation of animation projects (5 minutes long) to an International Jury of Experts. Its goal is to find a party (ies) interested in the implementation of your project.

Who is invited?
Debutants who, at the time of their application, have taken part in the creation of no more than one animation project. The presence of the author at the project presentation is strictly required.
Applications can be submitted from one person or from a group of authors. One applicant can apply for one project only.
The costs of attending the festival and the Pitch competition (travel, accommodation, meals) are partially covered by the festival.
The preliminary selection of the projects for the Pitching session is made by the Selection Committee, chosen by the organizers of the Pitches. Based on the results of the work of the Selection Committee, a shortlist that will include at least 10 projects will be announced.
The shortlist of the Pitches participants will be published no later than November 10, 2020 on the website of the “Kinoproba” festival.
The authors and representatives of the teams included in the shortlist should be pitching their projects in person on the day of the Pitching session to be held on December 4, 2020. In case of refusal to be present at the presentation of a project during the Pitching session, the Pitching Organizing Committee reserves the right to transfer the pitching opportunity to the next candidate who received the most number of points.
The author of the best project is declared to be the Winner by the decision of the International Jury.
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