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July 08, 2009

POWER TO THE PIXEL: cross-media film projects PITCH!

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The Pixel Pitch is Power to the Pixel’s ground-breaking new pitching forum for up to ten of the best UK and international cross-media film projects.

We are looking for stories that can span film, TV, online, mobile and gaming to be presented to a select group of financiers, commissioners, tech companies, online portals and media companies in front of an audience of PTTP participants.

The selected project teams will compete for the 
BABELGUM
 PIXEL PITCH PRIZE of £6,000.

Teams will benefit from significant international publicity and be introduced to new international business and partnership opportunities as well as one-to-one consultancies.

Last year’s Launch saw four cross-media projects presented to international companies including Babelgum, Sony Computer Entertainment, BBC, YouTube, MySpace, Amazon, Channel 4, UK Film Council, Arts Council of England, Tribeca Film Institute.

How to apply?

1. Download the Pixel Pitch application form. (Only projects in the English language will be accepted.)

2. Fill in the form and save it as a word doc.

3. Email the completed form to pixelpitch@powertothepixel.com to arrive by 18.00 BST 14th August 2009.

What Do We Mean By A Cross-Media Film Project?

The Extended Reality of Cross-Media Storytelling

Interview with Christy Dena, Cross-Media Expert

Projects Presented at the 2008 Pixel Pitch Launch

Who Should Apply?

Producer-led teams whose projects are taking advantage of the growth of new tools, platforms, services and devices to develop innovative ways of telling stories and extend the opportunities to reach and interact with core and wider audiences.

Projects can be in development or a work-in-progress.

Part of the distribution strategy for the project should take place in a cinema or include a live event.

Teams must have a strong track record within the film and other relevant creative industries.

NB: Applications from teams that include students will not be eligible.

How Will The Pitch Day Work?

Power to the Pixel will pay 3 nights’ accommodation costs for successful applicants based outside London (one person per team).

Power to the Pixel will select up to ten cross-media film projects to be pitched to a hand-picked roundtable group of financiers, commissioners, tech companies, online portals and entertainment companies in front of an audience of up to 200 Power to the Pixel delegates, as part of Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Film Forum at this year’s London Film Festival.

Each team will have 10 minutes to pitch their project (including visual presentations) with a further 20 minutes for comments and feedback from the roundtable.

Pitches will be followed by one-to-one meetings with potential financiers and partners.

There will be an evening drinks reception at the end of the day where the Winner of the Babelgum Pixel Pitch Cash Prize will be announced. The Award will be presented at the Times/BFI 53rd LFF Awards Ceremony on 29 October 2009 (tbc).

Submission Guidelines

1. Projects must have a Producer attached and be submitted through a production company
2. Submissions must be made by the Producer
3. Producer(s) must own the rights to develop and produce the project in all required media
4. Applications from teams that include students will not be eligible
5. A maximum of 2 members per team will be allowed to pitch, one of whom must be the Producer or Director
6. Projects must be in the English language
7. Power to the Pixel will give preference to projects whose team members have a credit within the creative industries (eg. broadcast, online, gaming, theatrical, novel)
8. Projects can be in development or a work-in-progress
9. Application forms and all supplementary materials must be delivered online eg. stills, storyboards, moving imagery (10 mins max) by uploading files and providing urls to where materials have been uploaded

If you don’t have a website, here are some places you can upload content to:

Megaupload and DivShare for video, stills, music files
Flickr
, Photobucket, Picasa for stills
YouTube
and Blip.tv store video files

10. Part of the distribution strategy for the project must take place in a cinema or include a live event
11. All application forms and supplementary materials must be sent to pixelpitch@powertothepixel.com to arrive by 18.00 BST on 14 August 2009.

Key Dates

1 July 2009 - Call open for submissions

14 August 2009 - Deadline for submissions (18.00 BST)

4 September 2009 - Successful applicants informed

15 October 2009 - Pixel Project Pitch at RSA House, London & Babelgum Pixel Pitch Prize Winner announced

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