Reel Asian’s 13th annual Pitch Competition, So You Think You Can Pitch?, brought forth some of the best film ideas by local filmmakers where they all vied for a chance to get the support to make their short film a reality. Selected finalists participated in an intensive bootcamp at the Reel Asian Pitch Clinic, gained in-depth professional advice on pitching like a pro in front of a live audience, and competed in a live Pitch Competition Finale during the 2018 Festival.
The 13th Annual Pitch Competition Winners Are:
Gold Prize Award
Kristina Wong – Song Hee
Silver Prize Award
Rahul Chaturvedi & Qais Pasha – Namaste, Santa
With over twenty years of experience in the film & television industry, Teresa M. Ho is currently in production on Season 2 of Frankie Drake Mysteries for CBC/UKTV, and will screen on CBC the feature documentary My Piece of the City about the youth in Regent Park’s stage presentation of The Journey. Previously, she managed CBC/Netflix’s Series Anne with an E, multiple units on NBC Universal’s reboot TV Series Heroes Reborn, and all of Shaftesbury production teams for over eight years including Murdoch Mysteries, The Moblees, and The Listener.
Aliya Pabani is an artist and podcaster. Most recently, she was host/producer of CANADALAND’s arts and culture podcast The Imposter, a show that covered everything from interviews with groundbreaking artists like Tanya Tagaq, to the story of an early synthesizer pioneer from the Maritimes who scored the Apollo 11 moon landing. The Imposter was featured as one of the best podcasts of 2017 by CBC’s Podcast Playlist, and Ben Cannon of the AV Club called it “one of the finest, most compulsively listenable shows in the world of podcasts today.”
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