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Jan. 4

Submit your short film project to ALFF Pitch Event -EXTENDED Jan 24 deadline

Do you have an idea for a short, one-off documentary or fiction film? You're in luck! We've extended the submissions deadline for our fifth annual ALFF Pitch Event.

New Deadline to submit for a chance to pitch: Friday January 24th, 2020 at 12:00 pm PST

This is your chance to get your film produced!

Six teams will pitch their ideas for short, one-off, documentaries and fiction productions. The two winning teams will receive cash and in-kind production services towards the production of their films. Total value of each prize is $5000 cash plus $5000 in-kind equipment and services from Yukon Film Society, Screen Production Yukon Association and Northwestel Community TV.
Pitch prize funder: Yukon Media Development, Yukon Government
Pitch prize sponsor: Northwestel Community TV

The event will be held on Saturday, February 1st, at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre in Whitehorse. Filmmakers will pitch their projects to a panel of visiting and local jurors from the film and the digital media sector in front of a live audience. This is a free event open to the public.

In order to be invited to pitch your project at the ALFF Picth Event your team must first submit your project for the pre-selection process.

Deadline to submit for a chance to pitch: Friday January 24th, 2020 at 12:00 pm PST

Guidelines:
Projects can be up to 15 minutes in length
We are looking for projects with a cohesive, strong story arc.
Projects can be a pilot episode of a web series but must stand on its own as a one-off film.
Projects selected to pitch will be evaluated for creative content, economic potential, career and artistic growth and likelihood of the film finding its audience.

The producer and copyright owner must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Landed Immigrant, over the age of 18, to be eligible to receive a pitch prize. At minimum, one member of the key creative team (writer, director, producer) must be a Yukon resident. Winning films must be delivered by March 1, 2021

How to submit:
Send a one-sheet description of the project you’d like to pitch! You MUST include genre, length of project, synopsis and short bios of key creatives (Producer, Writer, Director). Video clips are encouraged but not mandatory (reference to past work or sizzle reel for project).

Email: alffpitch@gmail.com (for more info or to submit)
Deadline: Friday, January 24th, 2020 at 12:00 pm PST
Successful submissions will be notified by January 27th.

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