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The SILBERSALZ Institute presents a series of closed workshops, where participants are exclusively supervised and supported by experts and mentors. In addition, there are online masterclasses by renowned industry representatives. These are recorded and then made available to the public digitally.

The program starts online, collaborating with media professionals from a range of creative disciplines to identify the ideal format for your research: could it become a film, a game, a performance, an art-work or an immersive experience? This early concept is then presented to the creative community at special events during Pariscience in Paris and during EXPERIMENTA, la Biennale, in Grenobleat MC2 in Grenoble, where we match you with a media collaborator to create a production team that will develop the concept further along with experts across the three Institute strands: documentary film, games and interactive, and arts and culture.

The schedule of the institute stretches over 5 sprints within one year. Sprint 5 ends with the pitch during the Silbersalz Festival in Halle. In between, the projects are accompanied and supervised by professional media experts.

Sprint 1 – Science Communication and Matchmaking

With the help of a range of media professionals, we analyse what makes your research interesting to a broad general audience and we develop a project idea which you will present to the creative community to find media partners.

  • 2 sessions

    • 1 day online Ideation session
    • 2 days in person preparation and matchmaking

Sprint 2 – Project Development

Together with your project partner and mentors, we develop the concept and create a storyboard

  • 4 sessions

    • 1 day online
    • 3 × 90 mins online

Sprint 3 – Trailer/Prototypes online

Together with your project partner and mentors, we develop a trailer or prototype that can be used to secure funding

  • 3 sessions

    • 1 day online
    • 2 × 90 mins

Sprint 4 – Pitch Preparation and Outreach online

Together with your project partners and mentors we create a pitch deck that describes your project to potential partners; and develop an impact, outreach, press and publicity strategy

  • 3 sessions

    • 1 day online
    • Half day online
    • 90 min

Final meetings before pitching at Silbersalz online, April

  • 1 hour

Sprint 5 – Pitch

Silbersalz, Halle (Saale) – 25 - 27 October

Pitch training and pitching to potential funders/exhibitors/partner

  • 3 days in person