Master's Pitch

A unique format for training and collaboration in partnership with Documentary Campus

A unique format for training and collaboration in partnership with Documentary Campus. Seven selected projects will be presented to international experts.

Programme and projects

10.00–10.15 Welcome & introduction

10.15–11.15 Pitching block 1   

10.15–10.30 Pitch 1 and Feedback: OUR SISTER ANGELA – BLACK POWER IN THE GDR, Germany/UK/USA
Pitching Team: Katharina Warda, Jascha Hannover

10.30–10.45 Pitch 2 and Feedback: HOPE IS A WORD, Norway
Pitching Team: Maria Galliani Dyrvik, Anita Jonsterhaug Vedå

10.45–11.00 Pitch 3 and Feedback: KAM LEILA KAM YOUM / HOW MANY NIGHTS HOW MANY DAYS, Egypt/Germany
Pitching Team: Kesmat Elsayed, Alaa Dajani

11.00–11.15 Pitch 4 and Feedback: NKÉ NTUM / MY TORMENTING ENEMY, Cameroon/France/Italy 
Pitching Team: Cyrielle Raingou

11.15–11.45 Coffee break

11.45–13.00 Pitching block 2

11.45–12.00 Pitch 5 and Feedback: THE OTHER SIDE OF SILENCE, Norway
Pitching Team: Dheeraj Akolkar, Anita Rehoff Larsen

12.00–12.15 Pitch 6 and Feedback: TARANTOLA THE VENOM AND THE BAND, Denmark
Pitching Team: Sofie Husum Johansen, Andreas Dalsgaard

12.15–12.30 Pitch 7 and Feedback: SILENT WAR, Germany/France
Pitching Team: Dirk van den Berg, Pascal Verroust

Closing words by Gitte Hansen & Thank you

Experts on stage and moderation

Mandy Chang, Fremantle
Stephanie Fuchs, Autlook
Claudia Gladziejewski & Matthias Leybrand, BR
Felix Kempter, Sky Germany
Jutta Krug, WDR
Catherine Le Goff, ARTE
Christoph Weigl, Netflix Germany
Jia Zhao, MUYI Films

Moderated by Gitte Hansen, Film consultant

Event information and tickets

The event will be held in English.

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After the event: Lunch by Documentary Campus in the foyer of the HFF

In partnership with Documentary Campus

Documentary Campus is a non-profit organisation based in Munich. Through a combination of workshops, seminars, training programmes and industry events, the throughout Europe renowned professional training initiative supports budding filmmakers in developing their film projects and introduces them to the international standards and rules of the documentary film game by providing professionals and up-and-coming talents with the know-how, networking opportunities and contacts to find co-production partners and to help their documentaries succeed on an international scale.

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Stephanie Fuchs
Sales Manager (Autlook Filmsales GmbH)

Through her work as Autlook’s Festival Manager, Stephanie has overseen the festival runs of multiple OSCARS® nominated films. In 2022 she expanded into sales, licensing films to theatrical distributors, broadcasters and VOD platforms and offering her expertise as a consultant, industry advisor and panelist.

Claudia Gladziejewski
Cinema and debut (feature films - series) (Bayerischer Rundfunk)
Gitte Hansen
(Gitte Schnyder-Hansen Consultancy)

Gitte is independent film consultant in the int. documentary field with focus on development, production, financing and distribution of films with international potential. Gitte is currently committed mentor for the co-production training-scheme Close-Up, as well as CineDoc and Finnish AVEK’s Development Lab. In addition, she serves at institutes, events, companies and organizations as mentor, tutor, consultant or expert. She works with production companies as individual consultant with a background as executive producer of more than 20 international documentaries and series for First Hand Films, where she was deputy director and headed sales and acquisitions for many years. Gitte holds a Master of Film & Rhetoric from the University of Copenhagen.

Felix Kempter
Executive Producer/ Development Sky Original Documentaries (Sky Deutschland)

Felix Kempteris responsible for the development and production of Sky Germany Original documentaries, such as JUAN CARLOS - DOWNFALL OF THE KING, THE CHILD IN THE BOX or DANGEROUSLY CLOSE.

Jutta Krug
Redaktion Dokumentarfilm (WDR)

1992 first job at ARTE in Strasbourg as part of the founding team; since 2000 commissioning editor at WDR within the culture department

Catherine Le Goff

Catherine Le Goff, born 1960, is working since 1993 as a commissioning editor in the Culture department of ARTEs headquarter in Strasbourg. She is particularly in charge of feature length documentaries, the society and fashion slots, always looking for innovative formats and new ways of storytelling.

Matthias Leybrand
Cinema and debut (Bayerischer Rundfunk)
1993-1996 Studies at HFF Munich 1997-2016 TV Journalist BR (KinoKino, Capriccio) since 2016 Commissioning Editor BR, cinema and debut
Christoph Weigl
Nonfiction (Netflix)