Friday, August 21, 2015

Call for submissions: Reel Asian's So You Think You Can Pitch?

The Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival has announced a call for submissions for its 2015 edition of So You Think You Can Pitch?, a pitch competition for filmmakers. Winners receive up to $18,000 in production services and cash towards making the project based on their winning pitch.

They accept pitches for any film idea, be it dramatic, documentary, musical or experimental, up to 24 minutes in length, as long as you feature an Asian member in a key creative role, either in front or behind the camera. Applications will be accepted until September 28 at 5pm.

Selected finalists teams will participate in an intensive boot camp at the Reel Asian Pitch Clinic, where finalists gain in-depth professional advice on pitching like a pro in front of a live audience. Finalists will compete at a live Pitch Competition Finale during the 2015 Reel Asian Festival this November 5-15th. Finalists will also be awarded with a 2015 Festival Pass, with access to festival screenings and Industry Series sessions, where you can gain insightful knowledge from industry professionals and access the many networking opportunities throughout the festival.


Got a great idea for a dramatic, documentary, musical or experimental Short Film? We want to help you make it!

The 10th Annual Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival's pitch competition - So You Think You Can Pitch? awards two winning filmmaking teams (each from the Emerging Artist and Established Artist categories) with a production package & cash prize to kick-start and/or finish your short film. Application Deadline: Monday, September 28th by 5PM!

Reel Asian 'So You Think You Can Pitch?' winners receive:

- Production packages from Charles Street Video worth $18k & $10k respectively

- Opportunity to screen your work at the Reel Asian film fest 2016

- $2000 cash

Full Pitch guidelines & application form is available at:

Send completed application or any questions to (Aram Collier - Industry & Education, Reel Asian). Deadline: applications due 5pm on Monday, September 28.

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