2018 Pitching session for Science projects

Be part of this exciting event by bringing your best projects to international broadcasters. They could become the partners you are looking for and make your project an international success!

For the fourth year, the EBU Science & Knowledge Group will organize its pitching session for Science projects on 27 June 2018, in La Rochelle (France), in cooperation with the Festival Sunny Side of the Doc.

About the Science Pitching Session selection

We are looking for ambitious projects, aimed at a prime time, international audience. In particular, we seek programmes that enhance awareness of Science topics in a compelling, story-driven way.

  • Modern approach / visualisation, popularity to reach a broader audience, relevance of the topic, new approach / originality, international appeal, feasibility
  • Special attention is given to projects that have a cross media approach

Call for projects to the EBU/Sunny Side Science pitching session

(Submission deadline 25 April - Release list selected projects 10 May)

Seven projects will be selected by the elected Bureau of the EBU Science & Knowledge Group and representatives of Sunny Side of the Docs. You will be informed about the preselection by mid of May. For information about the Material Delivery for the event, please email directly the Sunny Side’s Sales team.

Please completely fill in the EBU Science Pitching Session Submission Form (.Docx file, one for each project) and add a synopsis/treatment (4 pages maximum). 

Return both, the submission form and the synopsis/treatment, as word files (no .pdf) to Karen Simha (simha@ebu.ch) before April 25.

Each project to be pitched has to be commissioned by an EBU Member! Commissioning Editors’ and Producer’s presence at the pitch is also compulsory.

Single pitches will last max 14 minutes (7’ pitch including trailer - max 3’ - and 7’ Q&As).

Trailers are compulsory for the preselection process and the pitching.


Location: Sunny Side of the Doc, La Rochelle (France)

Date: 27 Jun 2018


Working Languages: English (preferred), French


Grand Auditorium, Espace Encan, Sunny Side of the Doc, La Rochelle (France)


Project submission: 25 April 2018


EBU Science Pitching Session Submission Form  (.Docx)



Sunny Side contact: Patrizia Mancini

Contact details

Karen Simha
Project Manager
+41 22 717 2885
Jens Ripke
Eurovision TV Project Manager
+41 22 717 24 39