Are you are a filmmaker with a great idea, but need funding?
The Wild Talk Africa open pitching sessions are back due to popular demand. But this year filmmakers need to submit their ideas in advance. This process of preliminary screening of pitches will ensure that only the best proposals will be awarded a slot at the Open Pitching Sessions.
If your idea is strong enough, you will have the chance to pitch to some of the top commissioning editors and funders in the genre. All documentary formats and all natural history subjects are eligible to submit. Past years’ pitching panels have included commissioning editors from Animal Planet, NHK Japan Broadcasting Corp. , BBC NHU, National Geographic, SABC, NFVF, Smithsonian Networks, NHU Africa and more.
Commissioning editors will critique and comment on each pitch. Who knows, they may be interested?
Only 12 projects will be selected.
If you don’t win a slot – don’t worry – there will be other opportunities. You can arrange one-on-one meetings with commissioners at the festival, and we will be offering speed-dating pitching sessions (subject to available time slots).
Submission Deadline: June 6, 2013
How to Submit
Send the following to [email protected]
• one page project summary
• photograph from the production
• short bio on the filmmaker/producer
• name and contact details of person pitching
• We suggest you also send a short (5 minutes maximum) sample reel of the work-in-progress. This can be a promo, sizzle reel, or clips from your development and research.
For tips and info on how to pitch like a pro, go to www.wildtalkafrica.com, log in and visit the FREE RESOURCES page.