As part of our ongoing commitment to creating
economic opportunities for industry professionals, TIFF Industry will facilitate a unique pitch opportunity for Canadian filmmakers with Sesame
Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street. The pitching sessions will take place during the two-day TIFF Kids Industry Forum, April 19 - 20.
Sesame Workshop is interested in meeting
talented Canadian producers and directors. A maximum of ten successful applicants
will have the exclusive opportunity to pitch their idea to Sesame Workshop for the
chance to make a short film for the much-loved children’s television show.
It is not essential for you to have worked previously in children's television
or film in order to be eligible for the pitching programme.
The pitching sessions will take place in an open forum - registered Festival delegates will have the opportunity to view the pitches and feedback sessions.
For Successful Applicants:
The selected 10 candidates will review and prepare the formal Request for Proposal (RFP) issued by Sesame Workshop that will be sent by no later than April 6, 2017. They will work with a professional pitch coach who will provide feedback and guidance on the pitch during a one day training session mid-April. Following this session, applicants will be able to refine their proposals and finally, to present their pitch face-to-face to Sesame Workshop producers for a 10 minute time slot during the TIFF Kids Industry Forum.
Sesame Workshop is interested in commissioning live action, animation and mixed media.Your pitch should include:
1) your idea/pitch, including any thoughts on implementation
2) an itemized budget
3) a project development timeline
4) storyboards, illustrations or any relevant images as points of reference
5) a resource allocation sheet listing key creative and executives expected to be assigned to the project
Please note that by submitting an application, you acknowledge that TIFF inc. reserves
the right to film, record or photograph its events and activities for
its own purposes.
Questions about Sesame Workshop Pitch and the application process should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
for Sesame Workshop Pitch are FREE.