Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Call for submissions: Thought for Food pitch competition

Your WorldView has teamed up with the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, the largest documentary festival, market and conference in North America, to launch an exclusive online pitching opportunity to be awarded a £1,000 grant to fund a short film, as part of the Your WorldView Thought for Food season.

Filmmakers will have only 3 weeks to tweet their pitch for a short film on ‘food’. The 140-character pitches will then be judged by both organisations and a shortlist of 6 will be asked to film their pitches and submit them to Your WorldView. The winner will be announced at the ‘I’ve pitched. Now what?’ session on Friday 3 May and via Twitter at the 20th Hot Docs, running from 25 April to 5 May 2013. The winner will receive a grant of £1,000 to turn their idea into a reality.

Filmmakers do not need to be present at the festival to enter – they can be anywhere in the world and only need a creative idea for a short film about food. Tweets must include the hashtag #HDWVfooddoc.

We’re asking filmmakers: What’s eating you about food? Will we have to change the way we grow, and buy, food? Should everyone stop eating meat? What does food mean to you culturally or spiritually? What are your stories behind the food we eat?

Proposed films should be no longer than 5 minutes.

The deadline for tweets is 15 April 2013.

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Get cooking and get creative!

Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market, will present its 20th annual edition from April 25 – May 5, 2013. An outstanding selection of 205 documentaries from Canada and around the world will be presented to Toronto audiences and international delegates. Hot Docs will also mount a full roster of conference sessions and market events and services for documentary practitioners, including the renowned Hot Docs Forum, Hot Docs Deal Maker and The Doc Shop. In partnership with Blue Ice Group, Hot Docs operates the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, a century-old landmark located in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood.

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