FESTIVALS: Cottbus Launches Pickastory Award


    COTTBUS: FilmFestival Cottbus is adding a new award, Pickastory, in partnership with the connecting cottbus East-West Co-Production Market.

    The festival audience will be able to vote for their favourite film idea from a shortlist of films that have not yet been developed, and the project will be presented at connecting cottbus in 2022.

    The concept was initiated by Ognjen Sviličič and Claritta Kratochwil. The winner will receive expert feedback and advice to further develop the idea into a full package, including film story, production dossier.

    The project is accepting submissions of loglines for fiction feature films without limits with regards to topic or genre. They should be set in Central or Eastern Europe or the filmmaker must have a link to this region. Projects that are already in development are not eligible. The deadline is 26 July 2021.