La Costa Film Festival – The ‘REEL Pitch’ Win Possible Film Development Deal With Hollywood Studio!
Do you have a priceless film concept but need help to develop its potential? Would you like to turn your short film into a full-length feature? Now’s your chance to make that dream a reality!
How to Submit: Tell your story in a maximum 5 minute film pitch uploaded via, www.FilmFreeway.com along with a Log Line (project synopsis) of a maximum of 75 words.* -Must be no longer than 5 minutes -Must be submitted before September 15, 2016 Deadline
*Participant eligibility is expressly conditioned upon the submission of an executed Release Agreement (submission instructions are attached as Exhibit A).
A panel of independent judges will select up to 10 finalists from the pool of 5 minute pitches submitted through, www.FilmFreeway.com. There is a required $25 submission fee. The ten finalists are then notified of their selection and their attendance requested for the Festival. They will each present their ideas before a live audience to a panel of judges (curated by Mandalay Sports Media*) consisting of seasoned producers and film industry executives hungry for new material. Each finalist will have 5 minutes to make their case, followed by up to 3 minutes of Q&A by the judges.
*(Mandalay Sport Media does not participate in the initial selection process) All finalists are responsible for their own travel and overnight accommodation expenses.
Submissions Open: June 30, 2016
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2016
Finalists Notified: September 22, 2016
Attendance Must Be Confirmed By: September 29, 2016
Finalists Announced: October 1, 2016
REEL PITCH Live Presentations: October 15, 2016
Winner Selected by Panel: October 15, 2016
Finalists All 10 finalists will receive La Costa Film Festival passes to all Panels, Screenings, Receptions, and Galas during the four days of the Festival.
Winner: Will receive mentoring from one or more of the judges to help refine their pitch, and assist them in finding a potential studio partner to develop their idea.
* Download Release Form *No specific studio/network is guaranteed to hear the winner’s pitch.