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, 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). Selection Process: A panel of independent judges will select up to 10 finalists from the pool of 5 minute pitches submitted through, 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.

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