Monday, March 7, 2011

Call for submissions: Hot Pink Shorts

Hot Pink Shorts and OUTtv have put out a call for submissions to their pitch contest. They wants your ideas for a short film based on a true story that happened to you. The resulting film should be 3-6 minutes in length.

All you need to do is make a simple video of yourself pitching the story idea. Then you upload it to their website. Four winners will receive $2500 to make their film in the Vancouver area.

To watch the winning pitches from last year, click here. Participants must be 19 years of age or older.

Winners will be selected by online voting.

Hot Pink Shorts: The Making Of
has returned!
After a very successful first round of competition, the contest of all contests is back open!

OUTtv and Hot Pink Shorts are looking for a TRUE STORY to make into a short film. We want you to pitch us your idea about something that's happened to you. It can be about anything! Just make sure it's original. If we like it, we'll help you make it into a movie.

It's super easy as well! All you have to do is grab your iPhone/BB/webcam and make a short video pitch. Hit record, (briefly) tell us your story that you think would make a FANTASTIC short film, and upload it to our site.

What We're Looking For:
  • LGBTQ-themed stories and pitches.
  • An original, TRUE story, from your very own life.
  • A story that can be made into a short film, within the limits of a $2500 budget.
  • Individuals who can make themselves available in Vancouver for the creation of their film.
  • Individuals 19 years of age or older.
What we’re not really in the market for:
  • Long, epic movies. Plan for your short film to be three to six minutes long.
  • Don't be a hater. Address the issues, don't provoke them.
  • No pornographic stories. Thanks, but no thanks.
  • Type-written pitches. We want to SEE you tell us why your story is the story.
  • Entries from employees, family or associates of Contest Sponsors.
If your story recieves enough votes, and gets selected by OUTtv and Hot Pink Shorts as one of the four winners, we'll fully finance your film to the tune of $2500. Moreover, we will set you up with industry mentors to guide you through the entire filmmaking process, to help with everything that comes after your pitch, all the way through to post-production. This process, as well as your new short film, will then be featured on an episode of Hot Pink Shorts.

So get going! Record your pitch, post it on Hot Pink Shorts and VOTE!

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