CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: This is your chance to be part of an intensive pitch training opportunity at this year’s imagineNATIVE!
2011 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival DOCUMENTARY & DRAMA PITCH:
Exclusive Professional Training & Pitch Sessions
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:
This is your chance to be part of an intensive pitch training opportunity at this year’s imagineNATIVE!
Do you have a great idea for a pilot episode of a series drama (30 or 60 min), OR a feature, short or series documentary? Enter our competitions to pitch your idea to a panel of commissioning editors and acquisitions executives from the major Canadian broadcasters – who will provide valuable feedback and development advice. You will also have a chance to win imagineNATIVE’s Documentary Pitch or Drama Pitch prizes to help your idea become a reality.
FOUR documentary pitch contestants & FOUR drama pitch contestants will be selected by imagineNATIVE’s Programming Committee to receive a free, six-hour intensive “How to Pitch” workshop with a broadcasting industry professional. This workshop will provide invaluable insight and instruction on the pitching process and advice on improving individual pitch ideas. The intensive workshop will take place on Wednesday, October 19th at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square, 350 King St. W. in downtown Toronto.
Each five-minute pitch will then be presented to the panel of commissioning editors and acquisitions executives during the festival’s “Pitch Competition for Dramatic Works” and “Documentary Pitch Competition” on Friday, October 21st in a live, staged event at the Festival’s new venue, the TIFF Bell Lightbox.
The panel will select one winner from each category. Best Documentary Pitch winner will receive a $500 CASH PRIZE FROM CBC NEWS NETWORK and Best Drama TV Pitch winner will receive a $5,000 DEVELOPMENT DEAL WITH APTN. Each of the winners will also receive a $2,000 gift voucher from William F. White for production equipment, and a $500 gift certificate from Technicolor for postproduction services (valid for one-year), and an imagineNATIVE supported Kickstarter funding webpage. The winners will be announced at the imagineNATIVE Closing Night Awards, Sunday, October 23.