The Pixel Pitch 16 Oct

The 7th Cross-Media Forum 15-18 October 2013
in association with the 57 BFI London Film Festival

The Pixel Pitch is the main competitive section of The Pixel Market, where eight teams battle it out in front of a 400 strong audience, presenting their projects to a panel of leading financiers and decision-makers who are determining the future of cross-media. Receiving instant feedback on how the panel might come together to finance their project, each team is in the running for the crème de la crème of prizes, ARTE’s International Prize for The Pixel Pitch worth a cool 6,000€! This year’s ARTE International Prize for The Pixel Pitch was awarded to Paula Schargorodsky and Rabia Williams for Get Over It!

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Projects in competition were:

  • Art with Mati & Dada – Giovanna Bo and Roberto Braga, Achtoons s.r.l. (Italy)
  • The Baghdad Station –  Mahyad Tousi, BoomGen Studios, (USA)
  • Get Over It! – Paula Schardorodsky and Rabia Williams, TALATALA Filmmakers (Argentina/Spain)
  • Netwars – Out of CTRL – Saskia Kress, Filmtank GmbH  (Germany)
  • Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest/ Breaking the Box – Gabriel London and Jonathon Corbiere –  Found Object Films, The Secret Location and Thought Café (USA/ Canada)
  • Soundtrack of the World – Lisa Gray, and Martyn Ware, The Feds (Australia)
  • Text Me (working title) – Victoria Mapplebeck and Andy Glynne, Mosaic Films (UK)
  • Valya the Translator – Iva Brdar and Valerie Guerin, Barbarogenius Production and Balina Films (Serbia/France)

A very special thanks to all the projects, jury members, guests and our funders who ensured the success of The Pixel Pitch for 2013!

It’s a brilliant and essential model to shine a light on a range of up and coming creative projects – both to allow introductions to the work itself, but also the creators (who will often have a number of other thoughts that are of interest). There’s currently no other forum like this that I’m aware of.
Rabin Makerjea, Partner & Executive Producer, Grand Central Entertainment (UK)