4th “Alpendating” Pitching Sessions 2019

On August 19th, 2019 Film Festival Kitzbuehel will open its doors for the 7th time, offering a stage for film screenings, events and stars of the film industry in the heart of the Alps. The festival pays particular attention to talented up-and-coming filmmakers from Austria, Switzerland, South Tyrol and Bavaria. The „Alpendating“ – Forum for Emerging Production Talents from the Alpine region is a joint initiative of Film Festival Kitzbuehel and the four Alpine film funding agencies.

The varied program lasts for three days and includes speed datings, presentations of the funding agencies, open air film screenings and a reception. The Austrian Film Institute, the Zurich Film Foundation, the IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige and the FilmFernsehFonds Bavaria thus want to support intensive exchange and hope that the young producers will build a strong and promising network this way.

The four neighboring regions, for the most part German-speaking, are important and large film locations with internationally renowned film academies, training programs and the promotion of young talents. When closely connected, talented young filmmakers can create new ideas defying borders. We wish all participants inspiring discussions and promising, transnational contacts for the future.