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The Script Department

The Script Department

by June 27, 2015

The Script Department is run by Wim Vanacker and aims to support young European film talents to develop their film projects (shorts & features) and to improve their writing skills.

This department focuses all its strength in European Short Pitch, an initiative based on the support and development of young European scriptwriters through an annual scriptwriting workshop and a co-production Forum.


About European Short Pitch
European Short Pitch is an initiative aimed at promoting the European coproduction of short films. It combines a scriptwriting workshop in residency and a coproduction forum bringing together scriptwriters and industry professionals from all over Europe.

Selected on the basis of their short film projects, 20 European talents gather to discuss, rewrite, and learn to promote their stories on a European level with the support of 5 tutors. They eventually pitch their projects in front of a panel of 55 producers, financers, buyers, and distributors.

European Short Pitch aims to bring young European talents into the spotlight, give them a high-end promotion opportunity, and develop short film coproduction in Europe. This initiative is about enhanced economic viability and European visibility for short film projects.

From the previous editions (2007-2014), around 170 projects were presented that have resulted so far in the making of 65 short films – many of them having a very successful international career.


Curious to learn more? Have a look at the books of projects and producers from the previous editions! Just click on the year of your choice and immerse!

Book of Projects // 20162015 / 2014 / 2013

Book of Producers // 20162015 / 2014 / 2013