Pickastory - Rate Now!

Send us your ideas!

The time has come! Great loglines were submitted by young talents as well as long-established greats. The five best submissions were pre-selected by a regional jury. And now it's up to you! Rate the candidates and decide with your vote which logline should make it to the big screen.

Pickastory is a new Award at the FilmFestival Cottbus that focuses on the basic idea for a film, involving THE AUDIENCE from the very beginning, a crucially important point of view when it comes to filmmaking, which is often overlooked.

This year, the audience of the FilmFestival Cottbus will be able to vote for their favorite film idea, choosing from a short list containing only loglines of projects which have not been developed yet: which of these ideas would they find most attractive when made into a film?

The winner will receive expert feedback and advice to further develop the idea into the full package (film story, production dossier) within the following year and will have the opportunity to present this to producers during the 2022 edition of connecting cottbus East-West Co-Production Market.


What is a logline?

A logline is 25 words maximum, describing your entire story.
It goes to the heart of what a project is about in one or two sentences, defining the theme of the project, suggesting a genre and a bigger meaning.


Pickastory is initiated by Ognjen Sviličič and Claritta Kratochwil.

Addendum: For our smartphone users, we recommend rotating your smartphone to landscape mode, to be able to fill out the survey better.


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