Bring forth your best film ideas at the 2011 Reel Asian and CSV pitch competition, $1500 in cash plus production services for the winner in each category!
PITCH SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
Bring forth your best film ideas at the 6th Annual Toronto Reel Asian and Charles Street Video pitch competition – So You Think You Can Pitch? ! The 2011 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival is looking for submissions of short films ideas.
Once again this year, two winning filmmaking teams will walk away with amazing prize packages that will help them kick-start and/or finish their short film. The two prize packages include $2000 in cash, of over $10,000* for the Emerging Category and $18,000* for the Established Category in production and post services, and a one-year membership at Charles Street Video (CSV), and a distribution option through Ouat Media.
Selected finalists teams will participate in an intensive boot camp at the Reel Asian Pitch Clinic, where finalists gain in-depth professional advice on pitching like a pro in front of a live audience. Finalists will compete at a live Pitch Competition Finale during the 2011 Reel Asian Festival this November 8-13th. Finalists will also be awarded with a 2011 Festival Pass, with access to festival screenings and Industry Series sessions, where you can gain insightful knowledge from industry professionals and access the many networking opportunities throughout the festival.
We are open to all your great films ideas, be it dramatic, documentary, musical or experimental, up to 30 minutes in length, as long as you feature an Asian member in a key creative role, either in front or behind the camera.
Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
c/o Aram Siu Wai Collier, ‘So You Think You Can Pitch?’ Competition
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 309
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
Deadline: Applications must be received at the Reel Asian office by 5pm on Friday September 23rd, 2011
The Pitch Competition Finale
Selected by a panel of three judges, five teams of finalists in each category will advance to the Pitch Competition Finale to take place during the 15th annual Reel Asian International Film Festival, November 8th to 13th, 2011.
The Pitch Clinic
Finalists will be coached by an industry professional to fine-tune, receive feedback and support in developing their pitches for the judges and a live audience during the festival. Attendance at the clinic is mandatory. Exact date and time to be confirmed.
Notification of Results
Finalists will be announced during Reel Asian’s Official Press Launch on Tuesday October 11th, 2011 at The Japan Foundation (131 Bloor Street West, Suite 213)
The winners of the Pitch Competition will be announced at the Award Ceremony during the 15th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (November 8-13th, 2011). Exact date and time to be confirmed. **
The Reel Asian Industry Series aims to build the Asian Canadian filmmaking community by providing workshops, panels, networking opportunities, and of course —the ‘So You Think You Can Pitch?’ Competition. For more information about the Reel Asian Industry Series, please contact Aram Siu Wai Collier, Industry Series Coordinator at (416) 703-9333 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*Estimated value at Industry rental rates
**All pitching teams must be present at this event.