NOVEMBRE, 22nd 2019

What we offer you:

- a daylong « Pitching Lab » for up-and-coming filmmakers selected among the Castellincorto participants and other interested filmmakers.
- the chance to work on your pitch and to network with other professionals and peers.
- a closing pitching session on the following day in front of film professionals to present your project, get feedback about your pitch, and test it in front of an audience.

How to participate:

If you are interested in participating to the “Pitching Lab” and you have an original idea (not adaptation), please send us a 3-page synopsis of the story (max. 10’000 signs including spaces), with a logline (max 10 lines) and some visual references of the genre (optional).  

Please submit your project to the following email address: 

Deadline: November 6th 2019 


We are very pleased to relaunch this year our One-to-One meetings in a new formula: the "PITCHING LAB". We will offer participants a workshop with Italian director and screenwriter Antonio Piazza on how to prepare the perfect pitch for their next film. The 5 participants will be selected among the directors of Castellincorto and other directors who will submit their project for selection.
The workshop will be held in Bellinzona on Friday 22 November.

If you can be in Bellinzona on Friday 22nd of November, and you would like to meet Antonio Piazza and spend a very interesting day working on how to present your characters, your universe and your story at its best, don’t hesitate to participate to our call for projects. 




Antonio Piazza is a Sicilian writer-director. He has worked as writer, development consultant and acquisition consultant for major Italian production companies. In 2004 he wrote with Fabio Grassadonia the film Ogni volta che te ne vai, a romantic musical comedy set among the night clubs of the Romagna coast, produced by Fandango. The same partnership between Antonio and Fabio gave life to the short film Rita, their debut as directors. Rita, presented in Cannes, Rotterdam, Aspen and in more than 100 other international film festivals, has won dozens of awards becoming one of the most successful Italian short films ever. His first feature Salvo, was co-written and co-directed with Fabio Grassadonia and presented at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013, winning both awards of the Semaine de la Critique: Grand Prix and Prix Révélation, and distributed in 20 countries. His next feature Sicilian Ghost Story opens the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes and was presented at the Sundance Film festival. Antonio Piazza is still collaborating as a script consultant for European labs such as Locarno Open Doors, Torino FilmLab, Semaine de la Critique Next Step, Nisi Masa ESP. He teaches Filmmaking and Scriptwriting at the Film Studies department in Malta.

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