Pitch Competition

TV Scripted

PITCH WINNER:

1. The Winnipeg Union of Time Engineers. TV Series. 1hr. Sci-Fi/Fantasy (Tally Knoll/Corey Liu)

TV SCRIPTED BONUS MENTORSHIP PRIZE with Fred Fuchs:

The Winnipeg Union of Time Engineers. TV Series. 1hr. Sci-Fi/Fantasy (Tally Knoll/Corey Liu)


Pitch Competition Opens: August 8, 2014. 12:01am EDT
Pitch Competition Closes: September 20, 2014. 11:59pm EDT
Final Late Entry Deadline: October 1, 2014. 11:59pm EDT
Pitch finalists will be announced October 17,2014

Overview

The Innoversity Pitch Competition offers the opportunity to pitch programming idea to panels of industry experts. The ideas must be innovative, creative and appeal to diverse audiences. Prizes include cash and/or development opportunities.

Details

TV half-hour, TV 1hr, Movie of the Week (MOW), Feature

Fictional Television Series: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi series.

The project must organically reflect the Innoversity themes of Innovation, Diversity and Creativity. Proposals for fictional programs: comedy series (sitcoms), scripted fictional series. These should be original, TV half-hour or hour long-shows for Television broadcast or one off standalone Movie of the Week program or feature film. The project should highlight Canadian people, culture and/or issues of interest to and/or about Canadians. Should include a multiplatform strategy.

Prizing

*Bonus Prize:

Bonus Mentorship: Fred Fuchs

Develop your project over six months with veteran producer. All finalists chosen within this category are eligible to apply for this special mentorship. One of the finalists, not necessarily the winner, in this category of the 2014 Innoversity Pitch Competition will receive the mentorship.

Steps to applying to Innoversity Summit 2014 Bonus Mentorship with Fred Fuchs:

1. Please see the Fred Fuchs section of the Mentorships page.

2. Please read How to Apply.

3. Please use Bonus Mentorship Application Form.

FAQ

Please click here to read frequently asked questions about Innoversity Creative Summit's Pitch Competition.

sponsored by
Bell Media

TV Unscripted

PITCH WINNER:

1. Destroy Restore. Feature Documentary. (Sherien Barsoum/Anthony McLean)

TV UNSCRIPTED BONUS MENTORSHIP PRIZE with Peter Raymont:

Destroy Restore. Feature Documentary. (Sherien Barsoum/Anthony McLean)


Pitch Competition Opens: August 8, 2014. 12:01am EDT
Pitch Competition Closes: September 20, 2014. 11:59pm EDT
Final Late Entry Deadline: October 1, 2014. 11:59pm EDT
Pitch finalists will be announced October 17,2014

Overview

The Innoversity Pitch Competition offers the opportunity to pitch programming idea to panels of industry experts. The ideas must be innovative, creative and appeal to diverse audiences. Prizes include cash and/or development opportunities.

Details

TV half-hour-TV 1hr series, or one-off Feature length documentary.

Reality, Lifestyle, Entertainment or Game shows, TV half hour to TV one hour series, or feature length documentary.

The project must organically reflect the Innoversity themes of Innovation, Diversity and Creativity. Program ideas for a series or a one-off documentary based on real people and/or on actual events that are unscripted and of interest to or reflecting Canadians.

Genres for series concepts may include lifestyle, entertainment, reality, docudrama, how-to, information and game shows. Short-form documentary ideas should be original works of non-fiction, made to inform, educate and entertain as well as offer critical analysis of topics. These should include a multiplatform strategy.

Prizing

  • $2,000 cash. Shaw Media development funding.
  • $25,000. Urban Post Production A/V post-production (audio mixing, sound design, ADR, Foley, Picture Post).
  • $5,000. William F. White International production Equipment Rentals.
  • National Film Board of Canada. Project mentorship over six (6) months with NFB Ontario English Language Executive Producer, Anita Lee.
  • Indiegogo. Showcased on IndieGoGo/Innoversity Partner Page.
  • Indiegogo. 25% off indiegogo campaign fees.
  • Indiegogo. 3hr campaign consultation.
  • Ouat Media. Distribution consultation with president. Distributor of Academy Award winning films.
  • Charles Street Video. 1 year membership and 1 workshop.
  • WorldFest Film Festival. Screening of project, 2 VIP Gold passes to 49th or 50th festival in Houston Texas. Passes for all master classes, screenings, the regatta, and tour of NASA in Houston, Texas. (Travel and accommodation not provided).
  • Twitch Film. Profile on winning team and project by renowned industry publication.
  • Canadian Film Centre. Special Invitation for two to annual Barbecue 2015.
*Bonus Prize:

Bonus mentorship: Peter Raymont

Develop your project over six months with this veteran Emmy, Sundance, Berlin, Gemini and Genie award-winning producer. All finalists chosen within this category are eligible to apply for this special mentorship. One of the finalists, not necessarily the winner, in this category of the 2014 Innoversity Pitch Competition will receive the mentorship.

Steps to applying to Innoversity Summit 2014 Bonus Mentorship with Peter Raymont

1. Please see the Peter Raymont section of the Mentorships page.

2. Please read How to Apply.

3. Please use Bonus Mentorship Application Form.

FAQ

Please click here to read frequently asked questions about Innoversity Creative Summit's Pitch Competition.

sponsored by
Shaw Media

Short Film

PITCH WINNER:

1. Tiger Man. Short Documentary. (Mathew Cays/Luca Tarantini)

SHORT FILM BONUS MENTORSHIP PRIZE:

None.


Pitch Competition Opens: August 8, 2014. 12:01am EDT
Pitch Competition Closes: September 20, 2014. 11:59pm EDT
Final Late Entry Deadline: October 1, 2014. 11:59pm EDT
Pitch finalists will be announced October 17,2014

Overview

The Innoversity Pitch Competition offers the opportunity to pitch programming idea to panels of industry experts. The ideas must be innovative, creative and appeal to diverse audiences. Prizes include cash and/or development opportunities.

Details

1 min-40 mins.

Fiction or Documentary

The project must organically reflect the Innoversity themes of Innovation, Diversity and Creativity. Original Short length film ideas with a running time of between 1 minute to maximum 40 minutes in length for film festival circuit, and distribution. These should have a film festival marketing strategy.

Fictional genres: can include comedy, mystery, animation, live action/animation hybrid, drama, thriller, science fiction/fantasy, romantic comedy and action adventure.

Documentary ideas: should highlight Canadian people, culture and/or issues of interest to and/or about Canadians.

These should include a multiplatform strategy.

Prizing

  • $15,000 cash. BravoFACT/BravoFACTUAL.
  • $15,000. Urban Post Production A/V post-production (audio mixing, sound design, ADR, Foley, Picture Post).
  • $3,000. William F. White International production Equipment Rentals.
  • Bell Media Specialty Channels. Consultation with executive team. (Including Space, Bravo, The Comedy Network, MTV (Canada), MuchMusic, MuchMore, E!, Fashion Television, The Comedy Network and BookTV.)
  • Bell Media Specialty Channel. Consideration for broadcast.
  • National Film Board of Canada project mentorship over six (6) months.
  • Canadian Film Centre. Project mentorship over six (6) months.
  • Ouat Media. Distribution consultations with president. Distributor of Academy Award winning films.
  • Indiegogo. Showcased on IndieGoGo/Innoversity Partner Page.
  • Indiegogo. 25% off indiegogo campaign fees.
  • Indiegogo. 3hr campaign consultation.
  • Charles Street Video. 1 year membership and 1 workshop.
  • Canadian Film Centre. Cast and crew screening of finished film.
  • WorldFest Film Festival. Screening of project, 2 VIP Gold passes to 49th or 50th festival in Houston Texas. Passes for all master classes, screenings, the regatta, and tour of NASA in Houston, Texas. (Travel and accommodation not provided).
  • Twitch Film. Profile on winning team and project by renowned industry publication.
  • Canadian Film Centre. Special Invitation for two to annual Barbecue 2015.
*Bonus Prize:

FAQ

Please click here to read frequently asked questions about Innoversity Creative Summit's Pitch Competition.

Digital Media Storytelling

PITCH WINNER:

1. Queer Web Series. Web series. (Lulu Wei/Sue Johnson)

DIGITAL MEDIA BONUS MENTORSHIP PRIZE with Ana Serrano.

Ghost BFF. Web series. (Vanessa Matsui/Katie Nolan)


Pitch Competition Opens: August 8, 2014. 12:01am EDT
Pitch Competition Closes: September 20, 2014. 11:59pm EDT
Final Late Entry Deadline: October 1, 2014. 11:59pm EDT
Pitch finalists will be announced October 17,2014

Overview

The Innoversity Pitch Competition offers the opportunity to pitch programming idea to panels of industry experts. The ideas must be innovative, creative and appeal to diverse audiences. Prizes include cash and/or development opportunities.

Details

Webisodes, web series, interactive, audio/podcasts series, radio show, online factual series, online scripted series, investigative news series. ‘Transmedia.’’

The project must organically reflect the Innoversity themes of Innovation, Diversity and Creativity.

Proposals can include story-telling ideas such as short film series for mobile, webisodes, webseries, audio/podcasts that start on the internet and use audio, video, social media and other elements to create multidimensional user experiences to entertain or cover news related, social, and cultural or current geopolitics issues. (Exception of interactive websites, all series, no one-offs.)

The project should highlight Canadian people, culture and/or issues of interest to and/or about Canadians. These should include a multiplatform strategy.

Prizing

Bonus mentorship: Ana Serrano

Develop your project over six months with this veteran producer. All finalists chosen within this category are eligible to apply for this special mentorship. One of the finalists, not necessarily the winner, in this category of the 2014 Innoversity Pitch Competition will receive the mentorship.

Steps to applying to Innoversity Summit 2014 Bonus Mentorship with Ana Serrano:

1. Please see the Ana Serrano section of the Mentorships page.

2. Please read How to Apply.

3. Please use Bonus Mentorship Application Form.

FAQ

Please click here to read frequently asked questions about Innoversity Creative Summit's Pitch Competition.