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BETS Short Film Pitch Winners

For the first time the BETS Forum included a short film Pitch from various British and German young filmmakers. The winning teams had been announced on the 13th of February 2017.

The winners for the 1st BETS Pitches & Table Rounds are:

WEP Industry Award:

1. Leal – Team: Matthew Harrison & Summer Greenwood (University of Portsmouth –Alumni)

2. Fisherman’s Ghost – Team: Lucas Hein & Jade Li (ifs – Cologne, Germany)

3. 13 and Bound by Beads – Team: Debbie Makumbi & Oscar Rodriguez (Southampton Solent University)

HessenFilm Award:

1. 8:31 – Team: Philipp Drehmann, Matthias Kreter & Raúl Semmler (University of Darmstadt, Germany)

2. Masala Chai – Team: Marco Hülser (University of Darmstadt, Germany)

3. Alchemy – Team: Monika Kostrzewa (Filmhochschule Kassel, Germany)

The Jury consisted of the following professionals:

1. Diane Henderson – Deputy Artistic Director (Edinburgh International Film Festival)

2. Catherine Lieser – HessenFilm und Medien

3. Sofia Glasl & Diane Iljine - Filmfest München

4. Sam Flancher (Head of Short Films) Chicago International Film Festival

5. Ruth Olshan - Atmos Film - Author/Director

6. Hebe Tabachnik – World Cinema Programmer (Seattle and Palm Springs Film Festivals)

7. Gisela Waetzoldt-Hildebrandt - Filmhaus Frankfurt

8. Heidi Zwicker – Programmer (Sundance Film Festival)