Thursday, January 10, 2008

Moxie Makers - The Big Pitch 2008

Moxie Makers, a "micro studio" managed by Ipso Facto Films, has launched The Big Pitch 2008.
Moxie Makers and our Partners are proud to present The Big Pitch.

The Big Pitch will provide comprehensive training and development for six producer/writer/director teams as they compete to win the most dynamic feature film pitching competition and the largest film production prize in the UK.

The Big Pitch is looking for:
  • fresh, original and dynamic work in a recognised genre
  • diverse and innovative, up and coming filmmakers
  • commercially orientated projects that can find an audience in the UK and around the world
  • projects that can be realised on budgets up to £250,000.
The winner of The Big Pitch 2008 will receive production finance from Moxie Makers for their film (a minimum of £150,000) together with a post-production deal with Molinare, guaranteed UK distribution with Soda Makers and international sales representation with Moxiehouse Entertainment. The film will receive its red-carpet Gala Premiere as part of the Northern Lights Film Festival in 2009.
Applications are invited from production teams (director, writer, producer) or writers alone. Full details are in the Guidelines for Applicants - writers (pdf), including that applicants must:
  • be resident in the UK
  • have the demonstrable professional talent to realistically achieve the project on budget and within the timeframes outlined in the schedule
  • have a feature film project already at a developed script stage.
Writers will be required to complete the application form, and provide a treatment (5-10 pages) and a long biography/filmography (max. 1 page).

The closing date for applications is noon on 22 February 2008.

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