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2020 PITCH COMPETITION

Our pitch competition is a highlight of the Women Making Waves Conference as WIFT-AT members are given the opportunity to pitch their short film scripts. One lucky winner will receive a prize package that includes the resources to help produce their winning script!

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All applicants must have written a short film script. Applicants are not required to structure their scripts around a particular theme or category – the sky is the limit!

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Competition is open only to WIFT-AT members (not a member yet?

Join on the WIFT-AT website)

3.

Once all scripts have been submitted, five selected applicants will have the opportunity to receive coaching to prepare for the big pitch from international consultant pitching and story consultant Jan Miller.

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The same five finalists will have the opportunity to present a five-minute pitch before a selection committee of screen-based media experts and a live audience during the Women Making Waves Conference on Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Halifax.

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To submit your pitch you need:

  • Film title, genre, length (max. 7 min)

  • Stage of development

  • Short synopsis (max 60 words)

  • Long synopsis (max 350 words)

  • Script (if available, max 7 pages)

  • Team member resume(s)​

  • Director's vision statement.

SUBMIT ENTRY TO 

Abigail Pye, Conference Coordinator

abigail@wift-at.com

The Prize Package

 

We are still finalizing details of the 2020 Pitch Competition Prize Package so stay tuned! 

Last year’s winner received $10,000 in prizes including, $5,000 cash and over $5,000 of in-kind services from William F. White and Hideout Studios, with a day of online services from post-production boutique 902 Post.

What happens if I am selected to be a finalist?

  • Five finalists will receive coaching to prepare for the WMW public pitch from international pitching and story consultant, Jan Miller.

 

  • Five finalists present their five-minute pitch before a selection committee of screen-based media experts and a live audience during the Women Making Waves Conference on Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Halifax.

 

  • Applicants must be present in Halifax to compete. Pitches by Skype or video are not accepted.

 

  • The winner of the competition will be announced at the Conference WAVE Awards dinner immediately following the competition.

Please note that applicants are responsible for their own travel to attend the pitch competition in Halifax during the Women Making Waves Conference on Saturday, March 7, 2020.

Note:  

The filmmaker of the winning pitch must have a producer in place before the signing of the agreement with WIFT-AT and agrees the completion of their film must occur within one year from the date of the agreement execution.

DEADLINE

All nominations must be emailed to 

WIFT-AT Conference Coordinator
Abigail Pye at 
abigail@wift-at.com
by Friday, February 14, 2020 

Questions about the entry process? 

Dana Publicover 

info@wift-at.com

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