Pitching Opportunities

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Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund iPitch
$10,000 Development Prize

The Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund is pleased to present iPitch 2007 - Where Television Gets Interactive. It's time to get interactive! In the digital era, television programs can't compete if they don't have an associated interactive component. Digital producers are creating cutting edge interactive content, and leading broadcasters are supporting interactive projects on multiple platforms to engage a wider audience and spice up traditional television. Television and digital producers are encouraged to submit their interactive cross-platform project ideas for the opportunity to pitch and win up to $10,000 for the development of their project.

To apply to the iPitch, complete and submit the official online entry form. A jury of industry experts will review all of the submissions and select three finalists. iPitch is seeking innovative projects that will enhance the television-viewing experience and make the best use of the proposed new media platform. The focus is on the interactive content and how it relates to the television program.

The three finalists will pitch their projects to a prestigious panel of domestic and international broadcasters on Monday, June 11, 2007. Finalists will receive valuable feedback, network with their peers, and have their ideas heard by industry experts. The finalists are encouraged to make visual presentations regarding content or demonstration of development to date and business plans. Each pitch will be followed by a round of questions from the experts and the audience. After, the ballots are cast, the winner will be announced at the closing ceremonies of the Festival on Wednesday, June 13, 2007.

The winner and runner up of this year's iPitch will also win scholarships and tuition at the Banff Centre's New Media Institute's Interactive Screen Program to the value of $5,500

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  1. Projects must include a conventional television program/ series currently in development or production and at least one or more platforms where content is available via a digital network (i.e. iTV, wireless, websites, CD-ROM and/or DVD-ROM etc).
  2. Eligible applicants must be:
    • Canadian independent digital or television producers, or
    • International digital producers who have a Canadian co-producer
  3. Projects supported by a broadcast partner are preferred, but not required.

TERMS

  1. Application must be made by the Producer of the project (TV or New Media)
  2. All finalists must be prepared to pitch their projects in person and must be registered at BWTVF 2007 for the day of the iPitch (Monday, June 11, 2007).
    Alternatively, BWTVF will offer a session pass which will grant the finalist entry to their pitch session only.
  3. A maximum of 2 pitchers per project.
  4. Finalists must be prepared to sign the attached agreement with the BWTVF.
  5. Only applications using the official iPitch online Entry Form will be considered; please do not send additional information. If submitting more than one project, please complete additional entry forms.

Key Dates

April 16, 2007
Deadline for Entry

Early May, 2007
Short-listed finalists notified and list of selected projects posted at the BWTVF 2007 Web site

June 10-13, 2007
Banff World Television Festival

Monday, June 11, 2007
Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund iPitch

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