Benefiting From The Knowledge of Film Experts

After the nomination by the selection committee representative members of each nominated team will be invited to three tailor made workshops. 
  • The Project Lab in Cairo and Dahshur / Egypt (October 17 to 24, 2018)
  • The Pitch Forum in Berlin (January 13 to 17, 2019)

​The workshops help the teams to further develop their project with professional consultants, to strengthen the idea of co-producing and to rehearse with experts their pitch to the jury at the Pitch Forum in January.

At the Project Lab the Nominees further develop their project as team and with the expertise of professional consultants. At the same time they share their visions with the group, learn more about the other projects and get and give feedback from and to each other. Thereafter, the invited producers from Germany and the Arab World learn from several experts more about international co-production, the Arab and German film market, about festival strategies as well as about target groups, funding options and distribution.

At the Pitch Forum the Nominees train and rehearse their presentation to the jury. Starting with group sessions, where they receive feedback from both the group and the pitching trainer. Then they work on their pitch in the team putting the comments into practice. Finally, at the rehearsal, they receive the finishing touches from the trainer, before they pitch their projects to an independant international jury.