5th AlpenDating – Pitching Sessions 2021
On August 24th, 2021 Film Festival Kitzbuehel will open its doors for the 8th time, providing a stage for filmmakers, 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, South Tyrol and Bavaria. The „AlpenDating – Forum for Emerging Production Talents from the Alpine Regions” is a joint initiative of Film Festival Kitzbuehel and the three Alpine film funding agencies.
The varied program lasts for three days, August 26th-28th, and includes speed datings, presentations of the funding agencies and AlpenDating brunch. The Austrian Film Institute, IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige, FilmFernsehFonds Bavaria and Zurich Film Foundation 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.