In today’s competitive film environment, you need to know how to talk about your film projects and, even more so, how to pitch your films to potential funders and distributors.  While students can learn effective pitch strategies in the classroom, perfecting their skills in a real-world environment by pitching to programmers, distributors and filmmakers is an ideal learning experience.  To that end, we have a long history as a program of organizing and seeking out pitching opportunities for our students at film festivals. DFP students have brought home multiple first-place finishes in RiverRun’s PitchFest and the student South Pitch competition in New Orleans International Film Festival.