Celtic Media Festival have announced the launch of the international pitching forum for 2019, introducing a development prize of £10,000 for the winning pitch. The CMF International Pitching Forum, in association with XpoNorth and the Canada Media Fund takes place at Celtic Media Festival in Aviemore, Scotland, from the 4th-6th of June.
The International Pitching Forum in 2019 will host delegates from Canada for the opportunity of international co-productions and for the first time this year the panellists will pick a ‘winning’ pitch. This pitch will receive development money of £10,000 and does not preclude any other productions from gaining commissions and funding from broadcasters.
This year focussing on Factual Programming, Producers are invited to submit their proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org from the 28th of September 2018, closing on the 15th of January at 5PM.
A Proposal Pitching Round will be announced which will close in mid January and a short list of submissions will be selected for the presentation of live pitches. The live pitches will be held at the CMF in Aviemore in closed session with only the Forum moderators, the Forum decision makers and the selected producer/team present at each pitch.
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