CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: WEB SERIES PITCH

Indigenous director/producer teams with a great idea for a web series can apply to be one of four teams selected to pitch their projects during iN's Industry Days 2020! 

The annual APTN/imagineNATIVE Web Series Pitch Competition is back for 2020 as an online event! 

Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

Indigenous director/producer teams with a great idea for a web series can apply to be one of four teams selected to pitch their projects during iN’s Industry Days 2020!

The winning team will receive a $30,000 licensing fee from APTN, a cash prize towards production from the Bell Fund, and more in-kind prizes. 

Applicants will be asked to submit a pitch video according to the specifications in the application form and will then work with a mentor to hone their pitch prior to the competition.

Selected teams will introduce themselves and their project and show their video to the jury and audience members, live via Zoom, on Oct. 21st, 2020. The winner will be announced during the iN Awards Ceremony, at the end of the Festival (Oct. 25th, 2020).

This form must be completed by 1 member of the team and all supporting documents must be submitted via e-mail to Jamie-Lee Reardon, Industry Coordinator, [email protected]

Required Support Documents:

– a downloadable pitch video/sizzle reel/demo trailer for the project (2 min. max. – this does not have to be the final product, selected teams will have the opportunity to continue to work on submitted pitch videos)
– draft production budget
– Director’s Vision Statement (1 page maximum)
– Long Synopsis (1-2 paragraphs)
– NO CVs but please provide a brief explanation of both the producer and director’s previous experience with film/television/web series’ (1 page maximum)
– Why does your team want to tell this story, and why should it be told now? (1 page maximum)

Eligibility Requirements: Must be Indigenous to Canada (First Nations, Métis, Inuit), must be a producer/director team (director can also be screenwriter), proposed project must be completed within 1 year (12 months) of signing contract with APTN and must be completed within the budget offered through this competition. Each episode must have a minimum length of 5 mins.

Application Form Here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18h3TU7k9r1v9VOogDLUhw7UvuEQrBuW3fbG3jv5rSBA/edit?ts=5f2c1244

Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

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