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Pitch This! & Table Read Live

November 27, 2021
7:00 pm
November 27, 2021
9:30 pm
The Elks Lodge

$5000 in cash
$5000 in WAMP credit

This prize is to enable a filmmaker to tell a compete small-scale story to use as inspiration or a demo for a future project. Work out your filmmaking chops or tell a story that you're dying to tell on video. The winner will have 1 year to produce their film. For display at the following year"s Yellowknife film festival.

The pitch will be judged on the following:
  1. Has the full story been communicated (beginning/middle/end)?
  2. Is this project achievable within the budget restrictions?
  3. Is the pitch of high quality? (Prepared, detailed)
  4. Which audience does the pitch relate to and why?
  5. The unique-ness of the project
The Guidelines:
  • Pitches must not exceed 5 minutes
  • Feel free to incorporate visual aids (video, slideshow, power point, etc) in your pitch
  • Pitches should focus on longer form content, like documentaries, TV shows or dramas.
Suggested Template:
  1. Introduce yourself (include working title, if you have one)
  2. Show description: as much detail as possible and reference to other shows/films that your idea emulates.
  3. Why do you want to produce this project?
    What is driving you to make this project? What do you want to accomplish?
  4. Audience: who will watch?
  5. What are your biggest challenges?
  6. What kind of support will you be needing? (equipment, mentorship, skills, budget?)
  7. What are your strengths? What do you bring to the table?

Post-Pitch Process:
  • The winner of the prize will be expected to provide a production schedule within 1 month of the event.
  • Quarterly updates to be provided to Northwestel Community TV on status of project
  • Coordination in October 2022 with YKIFF to display the final product
  • Money will be released when the project displays it is viable and the production is planned in full.

To sign up for you 5 minute pitch, email Jeremy Emerson.

Table Read Live

A group of local actors read through 3 Local scripts with live music. Scripts from NWT writers Jay Buckaert, Mason Mantla & Jen Walden.

This event both provides entertainment and feedback to the writers who will be viewing their work come to life (at least in words) and maybe provide a little direction for a second read through.

Limited Capacity - Vaccine Check at Door. This event will be filmed and broadcast online.

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