6 October | 4.30 pm | Film City Glasgow
Projects will be presented before a panel of film professionals, who will give advice on script, production, marketing and distribution. The Pitch Session is open every year to scriptwriters, filmmakers and industry professionals who want to bring their idea to the big screen. Both short and feature film ideas welcome.
This year’s selected projects include
Diamond Diplomacy by Yuriko Gamo Romer | US | A feature documentary which examines how the iconic American pastime of baseball came to Japan and endured war and racism to also become the national pastime of Japan. Guided by two personal stories by former professionals, one American Warren Cromartie and one Japanese Masanori Murakami, the film explores how baseball created a 150-year intersection of diplomacy and history revealing unexpected ambassadors such as Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio and Lefty O’Doul.
Nina by Bojana Sutic | Serbia / Italy | Young Nina passes her carefree childhood together with brother Damir, loved and cared by their parents, father Jusuf, a Muslim and mother, Vera, a Serbian Orthodox, under the protecting wing of adored grandmother Zumra. When the war breaks out in 1992 , the family is forced to move to Serbia.
Sporting Chance by Amelia Nashe | UK | Fame-seeking chancer Serena pretends she’s competing in a career-defining sports Championship to get out of her perfect sister’s bridezilla wedding from hell, only to discover her dream career isn’t so easy to fake…
Whisky Ginger by Alan Kelly | US | Irish bartender Alan must decide if he wants to be right or happy and reconnect with his estranged mother after she kicked him out of their family home for being gay. *This project is for television.