English for Storytellers: How to Create a Compelling Pitch for Your Project

Recommended language level:
Intermediate
Advanced
Description: Immerse yourself in the dynamics of film festivals, markets, and labs, practicing how to craft a persuasive pitch with a focus on content, organization, and delivery. Be ready to showcase your project and share it with the world! Throughout the course, you’ll expand your vocabulary related to the audiovisual industry and work on your self-confidence when expressing yourself in English. By the end of the course, you will be able to present your pitch and receive valuable feedback from both peers and the course moderator.
Classes Starts on June 27th
• June 27th

Content

Day 1.

An overview of film festivals, markets, labs, WIP programs, and their defining features. At the end of this class, you’ll be able to identify key features of various industry events.

Day 2.

Exploration of key eligibility criteria and application processes. At the end of this class, you’ll be able to navigate application processes more confidently.

Day 3. Pitching a project - focus on content

Understanding the needs and preferences of producers, studios, and the market. At the end of this class, you’ll be able to focus on how to design or select compelling content aligned with industry demands.

Day 4. Pitching a project - focus on organization

Techniques and formulas for structuring your pitch effectively. At the end of this class, you’ll be able to structure your ideas in a clear and engaging way.

Day 5. Pitching a project - focus on visuals

Guided planning with feedback on participants’ pitch content and structure. At the end of this class, you’ll be able to create your pitch outline and exchange ideas about it with the class.

Day 6. Pitching a project - focus on delivery

Speaking tips and storytelling techniques to sound confident and leave a memorable impression. At the end of this class, you’ll be able to recognize techniques and strategies to deliver your pitch with confidence and impact.

Days 7 and 8. Pitching rounds + Q&A

Participants present their pitches and answer questions from peers. Feedback and reflection on highlights and lessons learned conclude the course. At the end of these classes, you’ll be able to refine your pitching skills in English based on constructive feedback and insights gained from the pitching rounds.

Overview. Please note that content distribution may vary based on course flow and participants' previous knowledge.

Course Duration

12 hours
/ 8 sessions of 90 minutes each

Target Audience

Designed for professionals in the audiovisual industry keen on enhancing their pitching skills in English.

Date and Time

Starts on June 27th
Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 4:30 pm (GMT-6 / Mexico Time)
  • 5:30 pm (GMT-5 / Colombia Time)
  • 6:30 pm (GMT-4 / Dominican Republic Time)
  • 7:30 pm (GMT-3 / Argentina-Brazil Time)
Starts on June 27th
Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 10 am (GMT-6 / Mexico Time)
  • 11 am (GMT-5 / Colombia Time)
  • 12 pm (GMT-4 / Dominican Republic Time)
  • 1 pm (GMT-3 / Argentina-Brazil Time)
Only 12 places available, delivered via Google Meet.

Registration

To register, please fill out the entry form, and after make the payment through PayPal.

Payment

Registration Fee
USD
149
Registration Fee*
USD
119

*Registration Fee with 20% discount for GATC-LATC alumni or associates of GATC partners

Registration Fee**
USD
109

**Registration Fee with 25% discount for Women, or Black, or Indigenous, or Transgender people, or people with disabilities

Guarantee

7 day money-back guarantee

GATC offers a 7 day money-back guarantee. After the payment of the course, within 7 days, if you no longer wish to take part in the Intensive Technical English for Audiovisual Professionals, you may request a full refund. In the case of payments via credit card, a transaction fee of 6% will be charged by PayPal.

After the 7 days of guarantee, there will be no refund of payment.

Akemi Iwasa
Teacher

Akemi Iwasa

Akemi creates personalized content for language teaching publishers and bilingual school systems, while also working as a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion consultant for educational projects. With a postgraduate degree in Neuroscience (UFRJ) and ongoing studies in Human Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility (PUCRS), she has over 15 years of experience designing and delivering training sessions for educators. At the Latin American Training Center (LATC), Akemi moderates discussions for professionals in the audiovisual industry looking to improve their English-speaking skills while deepening their understanding of the industry.

Partners

FAQ

(Frequently Asked Questions)

Online Short courses in technical English as applied to topics and functions on set and in the audiovisual industry in general, designed for busy professionals who have little time and well-defined goals.

The English course includes live online (synchronous) classes, organized in a live virtual classroom, where students and teachers meet. All participants are expected to be online and connected to the internet during classes. Classes are recorded and can be reviewed again if necessary.

The Payment may be paid using PayPal.

Each course is appropriate for a reccomended English level. For beginners, we offer Survival English for Audiovisual Professionals, to start learning English with specific situations found on an international audiovisual set.

You can take our Written English Proficiency Test to establish your current English level.

You must be at least 18 years old to enroll in the English course.

Just write an email to english@latc.global or contact us via WhatsApp: +55 21 98357-3400

No, not all teachers are native speakers.

Yes, all course materials are provided at no additional charge.

Because the course has been developed specifically for Audiovisual Industry Professionals, this unique course develops listening and speaking skills, as well as the industry jargon, themes and concepts used when working in international productions/projects.

Yes, the certificate of participation is provided per course, and requires a minimum attendance of 75% in live classes.

Yes. When you purchase the course, you will choose the schedule that best fits your needs.

Since the English classes are live online, there is interaction with the professor and also with other participants who are also members of the audiovisual industry. Conversation is encouraged.

A series of handouts, including videos, audios and texts from the audiovisual sector, organized into activities that can be carried out in the classroom or as extra practice. Course materials were developed by qualified educators and validated by film industry professionals.

You will need a computer and an internet connection in order to attend class.

Questions may be directed to LATC Team Members via their emails which will be provided at the first class and on the course platform.

Participants may leave the course up to 7 days from the initiation of classes. In the case of a full course payment, the full amount paid will be refunded. In the case of payments via credit card, a transaction fee of 6% will be charged by PayPal.

Send a message to english@latc.global with the subject “English course cancellation request.”

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