Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Call for entries: 2010 Planet in Focus Green Pitch Competition

The Planet in Focus International Environmental Film & Video Festival is one of Toronto's many excellent niche film festivals. Now in its eleventh year, it specializes in the wide range of issues facing us regarding the environment. 

A regular event that the film festival holds is their Green Pitch Competition. Filmmakers are given an opportunity to pitch their movie idea to a jury in the hopes of winning a prize of $5,000.00 in development funding and valuable in-kind services. It is a fascinating event to observe, and the filmmakers all receive helpful feedback from the jurors.

The deadline for the applications is 5pm on September 10, 2010 and you can submit electronically by email to The competition will take place during the festival, which runs October 13-17.

Call for Entries: The Green Pitch Competition at the 11th Annual Planet in Focus International Environmental Film & Video Festival

Perfect the Art of the Pitch for Environmental Filmmaking!

 Want to make a film about an environmental issue? Struggling to find the money to pull it together? Need to connect with a broadcaster and distributor? Welcome to the Green Pitch Competition, an opportunity to pitch your idea to the people with the power to give your project the green light. With environmental NGOs, broadcasters, producers, distributors and established filmmakers on board to lend their insight, the pitch sessions will give participants the opportunity to test their green story ideas in front of creative professionals. Finalists will gain valuable first-hand feedback as they present their pitches for the chance to win $5,000.00 in development funding and valuable in-kind services!

Pitches take place during Industry Day on Friday, October 15 at the Miles Nadal JCC (750 Spadina Avenue, Toronto) during the Planet in Focus International Environmental Film & Video Festival. The winning Green Pitch will be announced during the Film Festival, which takes place October 13-17, 2010 in Toronto. Past winners have included Yung Chang's Up the Yangtze.

Submission information available at 

Deadline for applications: Friday, September 10.

The Green Pitch Competition is generously sponsored by CBC Television, The Nature of Things with David Suzuki, Precision Transfer Technologies and Wallace Studios/ Toronto Lights Ltd.

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