So You Think You Can Pitch?

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

  • $8,000 cash prize
  • Business-affairs and legal consultation with Behind the Scenes
  • Acting support (if applicable) including consultation, coaching, and more with ACTRA Toronto
  • A production workflow consultation with Charles Street Video, which includes
  • One-on-one consultation with Blue Ant Media
    • $2,700 in edit suite access and/or production-equipment rentals
    • One-year membership
  • Opportunity to premiere work at the 2022 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (subject to review), with full festival accreditation

Pitch Finalist Package

  • $1,000 cash for participation (the pitch winner will not receive this $1,000 cash prize)
  • All-access pass to the 25th Reel Asian Film Festival
  • $350 equipment-rental credit plus one-year membership to Charles Street Video

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

Pitch Mentors

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

Pitch Emcee

Ellie Posadas • Actor, Singer, Comedian, and Creator, Tita Collective

Pitch Finalists

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 

19 Nov, 2021


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