book pitch application oiff 2020

Book Pitch section

The Odesa International Film Festival and the X International Book Arsenal Festival launch a joint project Book Pitch. The aim of the project is to find contemporary Ukrainian books that have the potential for film adaptation. The first stage of Book Pitch will take place during the X Book Arsenal (May, 20-24). The final stage will be held within the Film Industry Office at the Odesa International Film Festival (July, 10-18).

Applications for Book Pitch are accepted from February 28 till May 1. Up to 15 finalists will be selected by a committee, which will include film critics, producers, directors, screenwriters and literary critics. The authors will be invited to participate in the pitching on May 22-23 at the Book Arsenal in Kyiv. The experts will select five winners, whose works will be presented to Ukrainian and international film industry at the Film Industry Office in Odesa in July.

Book Pitch Application

  • To participate in the project are allowed literary works published in 2018-2020, with a circulation of at least 1000 copies that have the potential for film adaptation (feature film).

  • The work should have critical reviews from critics. Awards and prizes are an advantage. Preference will also be given to works presented at international festivals and book fairs.

  • The Applicant guarantees that it has the necessary rights to the adaptation of the work.

  • Applications are accepted from authors, publishers or litagents. A single applicant can submit no more than 5 works.