Open Call for First Pixel Pitch Competition – Deadline 14 August

Power to the Pixel is now accepting entries to The Pixel Pitch – an exciting new opportunity for cross-media film funding.  This groundbreaking pitching forum is looking for stories that can span film, TV, online, mobile and gaming.  Up to ten of the best UK and international projects will be selected to compete for the Babelgum Pixel Pitch Prize of £6,000.

Producer-led teams with projects that take advantage of the growth of new tools, platforms, services and devices to develop innovative ways of telling stories are invited to submit applications.  Projects can be in development or works-in-progress, but all entries must have plans for release in a cinema or encompass a live event.

Offering three nights accommodation (for one person) to companies based outside London, selected teams will have ten minutes to present their cross-media projects to a hand-picked group of financiers, commissioners, tech companies, online portals and media companies in front of an audience of PTTP participants.   All teams will receive feedback on their pitches and will benefit from one-to-one business meetings with potential partners and significant international publicity.

Last year’s launch saw four cross-media projects presented to international companies including Babelgum, Sony Computer Entertainment, BBC, YouTube, MySpace, Amazon, Channel 4, UK Film Council, Arts Council of England and the Tribeca Film Institute.

The Pixel Pitch takes place on 15 October during Power to the Pixel’s Cross-Media Film Forum at the Times BFI London Film Festival 14-16 October.  The deadline for submissions is 14 August.  Successful applicants will be notified by 4 September.

Further information and a downloadable application form can be found here.