The Afrika Eye Festival in Bristol, UK will return for its 8th consecutive year from 8th – 10th November 2013. This year’s theme is Kenya in celebration of 50 years of independence.
Prior to the launch of the festival, Afrika Eye have organised a pitching workshop. Read the brief below:
Pitching, or presenting your film idea, to professionals is a vital skill in getting your film made. So this year, Afrika Eye decided to hold some mentored sessions where a selected group of film makers (or would-be film makers) get 4 minutes to pitch their idea to film professionals in front of an audience.
The pitch with the most votes from the film professionals will win a small cash prize towards making the film happen. You’re eligible if:
- You live in or near Bristol
- Your idea is for a 5 – 10 minute film
- You are African, African Heritage or your idea is connected to Africa
There are 2 sessions.
The first will be a mentoring workshop on October 24 , 9.30-1pm at Watershed arts centre for 20-30 people, split into into groups of 10.
You’ll learn how to write, time and present your pitch.
From each group, the 2 pitches judged to have the most potential to be made into films will be selected to pitch in the second session. At the second session, the selected pitches will be presented to a team of film professionals plus an audience of the other workshop participants and interested public.
The professional team will award a small cash prize to the most outstanding pitch. More importantly, all participants will have the chance to learn from the professionals and turn their ideas into saleable pitches.
E-mail your film pitch idea to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by 15th October.
1 page only, with:
- your name, age and address
- a tag line for your film if you have one
- the story, the character(s)
- how you are going to tell the story
- if you have stills or a trailer or any samples, you can attach them – they may be useful as part of your pitch.