Do you have a project you believe in? A story that moves you? Do you want to push your project further, but lack the crucial connections?

We offer five talents the chance to present their project to selected mentors from the film industry and to visit the 56th International Hof Film Festival.

The 7 Min Pitch will take place on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 11 a.m. as part of the 56th International Hof Film Festival.

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If your idea is selected, you will meet five industry representatives, just like in speed dating, to convince them of your vision. Within this speed pitching, you have 7 minutes each in five personal meetings to pitch your own project and another 7 minutes to receive feedback.

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The final line-up of industry representatives will be announced online here.

All participants will be selected by a jury led by the festival director Thorsten Schaumann.

Who can apply?

Producers, writers and directors with projects in German or English language


  • Minimum age: 18 years
  • Pitched is the idea for a feature length film 90 minutes or longer, all genres are equally welcome - feature, documentary and animated.
  • The applicant has previously presented at least one short or full-length film at a festival.
  • The applicant has previously presented at most one feature-length film on television or at a festival.
  • Teams may submit a project together. However, only one person may participate in the pitch.
  • Original material or adaptations may be pitched.
  • If it is an adaptation, please comment on the rights situation.
  • The applicant can be on site in Hof on 27.10.2022. The event will take place in presence.

Documents to be submitted

  • Application form: Download, see below (editable PDF)
  • An Exposé (or project presentation) that clarifies the plot, characters, and premise of the material. Submitted Exposés who exceed 3,500 characters (including spaces) will unfortunately not be considered.

Applications can be sent to no later than Sunday, October 16, 2022.

Good luck!

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