Pitching at Esperanza is the perfect action to promote your project to potential financiers and film distributors.

It is intended for young as well as experienced and acknowledged filmmakers.

Our main target is to encourage international co-productions and to help finance outstanding projects addressing an international audience.

We offer the participants the opportunity to discuss the content and form of their project and to find out whether the project stands a chance on the market and what market that would be.

The project must be thought through in detail


How it works:

10 projects (previously selected by the special committee) will be shown in presence of professionals including commissioning editors, producers and financiers. Each author will have 15 minutes to do it (5 minutes presentation, 10 – negotiation).


Rules for submitting projects:


For submitting it’s enough to fill in online form and send us your synopsis, very detailed (or script – short). Limited to 10 sheets. Deadline – July 20, 2016.

Our festival is bilingual English-Russian. Be ready to present your project in one of these languages (or both).

All entrants will be notified by e-mail of their submission status.


Entry fee is 500 rubles. (approx US $10)

Submission fees are in russian rubles and are non-refundable.

Payments of the entry fee is to be effected by credit card during the online submission.

Visa, MasterCard are accepted.


If you are selected for pitching process you ll have to make a small video presentation (2-5 minutes) for it to be more demonstrative. It’s up to you to do your best describing it to the people who can invest in it.

If you still have any questions, regarding submitting for pitching process, please feel free to contact us:



Payment is made by the robokassa system.


We can’t wait to show your idea to professionals!



For submission please fill in the online film entry form:



I agree with conditions for submitting the project


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