2014 Telefilm Canada PITCH THIS! - Application Form

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Presented by TIFF Industry, Telefilm Canada PITCH THIS! returns for its 15th consecutive year and takes place during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. This is your chance to bring a feature film project to life. All genres and styles of presentation are permitted. The most original and compelling story will be awarded a prize of $15,000. Six teams will have six minutes to pitch their feature film idea to a live audience of industry delegates and a jury of development and production experts.
Submission Criteria
Applicants need to be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. At least one of the pitch team members needs to meet one (!) of the following criteria:
+ Alumni of Talent Lab at the Toronto International Film Festival;
+ Participant in STUDIO;
+ Director or Producer of a short or feature film selected for a previous edition of the Toronto International Film Festival;
+ Director or Producer of a short or feature film selected for a previous edition of Canada's Top Ten;
+ Director or Producer of a short or feature film selected for one of the following major Canadian film festivals OR a major (!) international film festival:
>> Atlantic Film Festival
>> Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
>> Montreal World Film Festival
>> Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal
>> Sudbury Film Festival
>> Calgary International Film Festival
>> Edmonton Film Festival
>> Vancouver International Film Festival
>> Whistler Film Festival
>> TIFF Kids International Film Festival for Children
>> TIFF Next Wave Festival

IMPORTANT: Please note that finalists of the 2013 Telefilm Canada PITCH THIS! Competition are not eligible to apply for this year's edition.

Note that the cost of travel to Toronto is the responsibility of the individual. Application deadline is Friday, May 23, 2014. ONE submission per applicant. Please answer all the questions accurately. Applications must be submitted in English.
Selection Process
A jury of industry professionals will review all applications and select six teams to participate in the final competition. All applicants will be notified about the status of their application by end of July.

The selected teams will have the month of August to prepare for the competition in September and will be assigned a veteran industry insider as a pitching coach. Selected finalists will also receive a complimentary Industry Pass to the Toronto International Film Festival.
The Live Pitch
Each team will pitch their polished ideas to a live audience of over 250 Industry delegates. A jury of Industry experts will review the pitches and the projects and choose a winner.

The winning team will receive $15,000 to assist with the development of their feature film idea.
Credit Requirements
The winning team will be required to include the following credit line and the logo of the Toronto International Film Festival in their film credits:

"This film was made possible in part through Telefilm Canada PITCH THIS! at the Toronto International Film Festival."
Contact us at 1888-599-8433 or industryprogramming@tiff.net.


Information on Project

Projected Cost
Please provide information on the projected cost for your film in the below fields. All figures in $ CAD.

Please provide information on your sources of financing.
*NOTE: If you do not have any financing secured, it will not have an impact on your application.

Additional Information

Main Contact - Information

Information on Team Member #1

Information on Team Member #2 (if applicable)

Information on Team Member #3 (if applicable)

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