Five fiction film projects in early development phase were selected to be part of Transilvania Pitch Stop (TPS) - 2nd edition: Horses at the King (Raluca Maria Rusu), The Wind-seeker (Mihai Sofronea), Charlton Heston (Andrei Crețulescu), The Soldiers (Ivana Mladenovic) and 1985 (Bogdan Mureșanu).
Transilvania Pitch Stop (June 1 - 6) is a 5 days development workshop wrapping up with a pitching session, organized in partnership with Locarno Industry Days and Connecting Cottbus and with support from Festival Scope. The tutors this year are: Konstantinos Kontovrakis, Heretic - producer, and Christian Routh, ScriptEast - Head of Studies). The 5 selected projects will be tutored by the two and will go through a preparatory workshop. On the last day a public pitch will take place followed by pre-booked 1:1 meetings. Two projects are awarded and both will travel to Locarno for a tailor made matchmaking as part of a partnership with Locarno Industry Days that was signed since the first edition. The two awards are: TPS Development Award - 2000 Eur in cash offered by Transilvania IFF & Diferit and CoCo Award - one project will be selected and offered the opportunity to be part of this year’s Connecting Cottbus East-West Co-Production Market projects line up. This year’s TPS jury members are: Roberto Olla (Executive Director, Eurimages), Matthieu Darras (Head of Studies, Torino Film Lab) and Elin Erichsen (Head of Development, Norwegian Film Institute).