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So You Think You Can Pitch is back! Celebrate our 15th year of pitch competitions by supporting your favourite emerging filmmakers in our live event! Featuring a total of five finalist individuals or teams, the winner will walk away with our amazing prize package to kickstart or finish their short film, including a cash award, in-kind support, and the opportunity to premiere their work with us at next year’s festival!
Pitch Winner Prize Package
Pitch Finalist Package
Pitch Finale Live Jurors
Victoria Morado • Media Director, NBCUniversal
Richard Young • Screenwriter and Actor
Aisha Jamal • Filmmaker and Film Programmer, Hot Docs International Documentary Festival
Angelica Mendizabal • Screenwriter
Vince Ha • Filmmaker and Curator
Pitch Shortlisting Jurors
Mandeq Hassan • Programmer, Sisterhood Media
Michael Fukushima • Producer
Samir Ballou • Reel Ideas Coordinator, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
Ellie Posadas • Actor, Singer, Comedian, and Creator, Tita Collective
Helmann Wilhelm, An Apology
Alice Wang, Don’t Forget Me
Anubhav Singh, It Happens To Us
Nedda Sarshar, Unibrow
Nikki Shaffeeullah, Purgatory
Chara Ho and Carri Chen – Revelations
Rahul Aijaz – The Bunker
Amanda Ann-Min Wong – Calling At Dusk
Elvina Raharja – Fragment
Yujia Shi – A Tiny Grain of Millet
Set up on a pre-arranged date by their old-fashioned Indian parents, Ravi (Karan Soni) and Rita (Geraldine Viswanathan) seem to have nothing in common, which makes their first encounter comically awkward.
10 Nov. - 19 Nov.
In this artist talk, Golboo Amani introduces us to her body of work, which often addresses and challenges the formal conditions of knowledge production and invites us to consider the power of alternate sites of pedagogy in creating collective agency and community building.
12 Nov. 5:00 pm
Monica (Sujata Day), a former spelling-bee champion, lives at home with her ailing mother and tutors young spelling-bee hopefuls whose parents hover around, in hopes that their children will follow in her footsteps. When she is offered a dream job in another city, she considers accepting it, until her estranged brother Sonny (Ritish Rajan) shows up unexpectedly, opening up old wounds and familial tensions.
12 Nov. 7:00 pm - 14 Nov. 6:59 pm