June 29, 2012

Power to the Pixel's Pixel Market Now Open for Submissions, £6,000 Prize Up for Grabs

I had a project selected for Power to the Pixel a few years ago and the event, which takes in London in October, was a great and educational experience. If you're got a project that seeks to push the boundaries of a what a traditional film is -- call it transmedia or interactive or cross-media -- I definitely recommend checking out the submission details, which are below. Deadline is July 20 and it's open to entries from all over the world; if selected, you pitch your project at the Pixel Pitch during the BFI London Film Festival, and the winner takes home a £6,000 ARTE Pixel Pitch Prize. There are also a few new prizes this year.

THE PIXEL MARKET is Power to the Pixel’s renowned two-day finance market for cross-media projects, taking place on 17 & 18 October in London, at the centre of its 6th Cross-Media Forum (16 – 19 October) held in association with the 56th BFI London Film Festival.

Up to 30 international teams will be selected for the market, 8 of whom will progress to the next round – The Pixel Pitch Competition (17 October) - delivering 10-minute presentations to a jury of international experts who will award the prestigious £6,000 ARTE Pixel Pitch Prize!

This year also sees three brand new prizes: the beActive Pixel Market Comedy Prize (best comedy project), the Cinekid Pixel Market Prize (best project for children 4-14 years) and the Mozilla Pixel Market Prize (best web native, non-fiction project).

The Pixel Meetings on the second day of the Market (18 October), will offer bespoke 1-2-1 business meetings between the 30 project teams and over 100 potential investors - all executive-level international decision-makers from across the media industry spectrum - film, publishing, TV, interactive, online, mobile, advertising and games.

The Pixel Market is a truly unique gathering of both creative and business talent from around the world and a networking opportunity like no other. Don't miss this amazing opportunity to raise your project's profile on the international arena and, most importantly, get it financed!
Deadline for Submissions: FRIDAY 20 JULY 18.00 BST

Application details can be found at PttP’s website www.powertothepixel.com

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