The Pixel Pitch 15 October, The Royal Society for Arts

Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Film Forum
at the Times BFI London Film Festival
14 – 15 October 2009

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Seven of the best UK and international teams were selected to present their cross-media film projects to a select roundtable jury of international experts, decision makers and financiers in front of an open audience at Power to the Pixel’s first ever Pixel Pitch. Heart of the City from New York-based Desedo Films won the £6,000 Babelgum Pixel Pitch Award.

Selected teams were:

Angels – film and TV series, ARG, live event
Producer: Matthieu Chéreau & Sandrine Girbal.  Production Company: Happy Fannie (France)

Brand New-U – feature film, interactive web series, game
Producer: Janine Marmot.  Production Company: Hot Property Films (UK)

Dark Forest Project – documentary, multi-platform game for web and mobile, live event
Producer: Rachel Jacobs.  Production Company: Mudlark Production Company associated with NewTV (UK and Brazil)

Heart of the City - feature film, web series, live event, ARG and video game
Producer: Karin Chien.  Production Company: Desedo Films (USA)

Slick – feature film, web series, live event, ARG, mobile
Producer: Behnam Karbassi.  Production Company: No Mimes Media (USA)

The Alexander Wilson Projectfilm web series, live event, game
Producer: Krishna Stott.  Production Company: Bellyfeel / Visit Sheerport (UK)

Third Railfeature film, web series, game, mobile app, interactive blu-ray
Producer: Ryan Bilsborrow-Koo & Zachary Lieberman.  Production Company: Exit Strategy (USA)

Jury members:

The Pixel Pitch was a sell out event.

“Power to the Pixel was directly responsible for putting DARK FIBRE in front of investors who helped to make our project possible.”
Jamie King, Filmmaker and Founder, VODO
The Pixel Pitch Launch 2008

“Power to the Pixel is not only a platform for innovation within the film industry, but a ‘one of a kind’ forum for up-and-coming filmmakers.”
Yomi Ayeni & Carmel Landy, Creative Director & MD, Expanding Universe
The Pixel Pitch Launch 2008