The jury was blown away by the amazing visuals and a clear and consistent presentation. We loved the way in which the structure of the pitch kept on surprising us, and went from
being about a 12 year old fatherless girl into including the reality of French history of the Paris Commune - thus turning the pitch itself into a dramatic narrative backed up by exquisite visual material.
It is our honor to award Producer Valérie Montmartin and Director Sarah Van Den Boom, LITTLE BIG STORY, France for the presentation of Seraphine with the Best Pitch Award at M:brane 2021.
We received this statement, from Producer Valérie Montmartin, when we reached her in France, late Thursday Evening:
“This award for best pitch goes straight to the heart of Sarah and me!
Indeed, Seraphine is still a feature film in development and we are so happy that the presentation and the ambition of the project convinced you.
We believe very strongly in this film - a first feature- and especially, the best award pitch will give a very strong impulse to Sarah, who is one of the most talented directors of her generation!
Thanks again to the jury and to the whole team of M:brane.
I obviously associate this prize to our screenwriter and author, the wonderful French writer Marie Desplechin!”