Wojtek Stuchlik, Beata Rzeźniczek and Ben Brand win the pitching competition at the 6th New Horizons Studio.
The trio worked on Wojtek Stuchlik's project 'Teddy The Floppy Ear' (Miś Uszatek). The film is a feature-length animation for all ages, based on a Polish kid's tv series. The award consists of a mentorship session with LFA and post-production support from the Audiovisual Technology Center (CeTA) in Wrocław.
The New Horizons Studio, organized by New Horizons Association, London Film Academy and Creative Europe Desk Poland, aims go raise awareness of the importance of pitch in a film pre-production process and offers training in pitching to 24 participants from all over Europe. Two-day intense teaching is composed of lectures on production, promotion and distribution of a film and a team-to-expert sessions about the pitch itself. Alongside London Film Academy's guest tutors, Gavin Humphries and David Pope, the following professionals shared their know-how with Studio participants in 2015: Ewa Puszczyńska (producer of Academy Award-winning 'Ida'), Beatrice Naumann (sales consultant and founder of BeA film), Kasia Karwan (Premium Films), Guillaume de Seille (Arizona Productions), Raymond Phathanavirangoon (producer and programmer) and James Mullighan (Cork Film Festival creative director).
James Mullighan, one of the participating experts expressed his praise: "New Horizons Studio is one of the best organised and most potent film talent development events I have ever come across. It brings together the most important new voices in Poland and beyond, and provides them with a safe place to develop their projects, and then show them to the global industry. And to think it takes place during one of Europe's very best film Fests! All involved must be congratulated."
The New Horizons Studio is organized by New Horizons Association, London Film Academy and Creative Europe Desk Poland with support of Lithuanian Film Center, Cinessonne Festival Paris, Czech Center, Embassy of the Netherlands, Instituto Camoes, Romanian Cultural Institute, Austrian Cultural Forum in Warsaw.