London-based Power to the Pixel's annual Pixel Pitch is now open for entries. What is the Pixel Pitch? A public event wherein transmedia project creators pitch their project to a jury of financiers, producers, and decision-makers. There's a £6,000 ($9,000) purse to be had, as well as a roundtable of valuable meetings afterward with jury members. The first Pixel Pitch took place last year, and my project 3rd Rail (with co-creator Zack Lieberman) was one of seven lucky projects to be selected for the event. While we didn't win, the experience of pitching and taking meetings in London was an exciting, educational, wonderful experience. I highly recommend anyone with a transmedia project apply; the deadline for submissions this year is August 6. The details:
Note: this year's format is a bit different from last year's -- the Pixel Pitch is now part of the Pixel Market, a two-day event.
- The Pixel Pitch, 13 October 2010: a pitching forum to be held at NFT1, BFI Southbank (this is a public event)
- The Pixel Meetings, 14 October 2010 (venue tbc): a day of one-to-one business meetings with potential international finance and creative partners.
- Up to half of the selected projects will be presented In Competition at The Pixel Pitch, a public event on the first day of the market on 13 October 2010 at NFT1, BFI Southbank. These project teams will compete for the £6,000 ARTE Pixel Pitch Cash Prize.
- Producer-led teams will present to a hand-picked roundtable jury made up of financiers, commissioners, tech companies, online portals and media & entertainment companies.
- Each team will have 10 minutes to pitch their project (including visual presentations) with a further 20 minutes for comments and feedback from the roundtable.
Link: Power to the Pixel