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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. More »

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I’ll be in the audience tomorrow at Power to the Pixel’s joint event with IFP, the Cross-Media Forum. The entire transmedia conference will be streamed live here, so tune in between the hours of 9am and 5pm if you’d like to attend virtually (the schedule can be found here). The official word: “Featuring an impressive array of storytelling experts from the worlds of film, games, advertising, interactive, the IFP / Power to the Pixel Cross-Media Forum is a not-to-be-missed event. If you can’t make it to New York, you can watch events unfold right here from the comfort of your own chair from 09.00 – 17.00 EST.”

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Independent producer Ted Hope (Adventureland, 21 Grams, In the Bedroom, and seemingly a thousand other films) is expanding the perception of what “independent film” is and how it should be distributed. I had a chance to sit down with him at Power To The Pixel, where he gave me some very valuable advice; we share the same view of independent film, that with crisis comes opportunity. Ted’s been very generous on his Truly Free Film blog by sharing advice like Ten things to do before you submit a script and Display your value: you are different from them, as well as asking pertinent questions such as What defines an event? In short, his blog is a must-read for independent filmmakers. Here, he answers some questions for the forthcoming film Press/Pause/Play. More »

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P2TP09_GREY_NOSTRAPLINEDespite the fact that Zack and I have been pitching and developing our transmedia project Third Rail for over a year, it was a mad rush to pull together a trailer and rehearse our presentation for yesterday’s first annual Pixel Pitch here in London. During this process, which we had to conduct virtually — with him in New York, and myself temporarily in North Carolina — we considered a few different approaches to our verbal sell, some more theatrical and some more straightforward. Ultimately we went with the straightforward approach, and, in retrospect, that was probably a mistake. More »

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Power to the Pixel

10.12.09 @ 12:41PM Tags : , ,

P2TP09_GREY_NOSTRAPLINEZack and I are excitedly headed to London this week for the Power to the Pixel Cross-Media Film Forum, which opens the Times BFI London Film Festival. There, we will be pitching our next project, Third Rail, to a very qualified jury and a sold-out audience of 200; we’re seeking funding and distribution for our ambitious (and long-time-coming) transmedia undertaking, which I’m sure you’ll hear more about here in the coming weeks. 120 applicants applied for the Pixel Pitch and we are fortunate enough to be among the seven projects selected. There are a lot of great speakers and events at the conference, so if you’re in London, head on down!