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:
Has the full story been communicated (beginning/middle/end)?
Is this project achievable within the budget restrictions?
Is the pitch of high quality? (Prepared, detailed)
Which audience does the pitch relate to and why?
The unique-ness of the project
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.
Introduce yourself (include working title, if you have one)
Show description: as much detail as possible and reference to other shows/films that your idea emulates.
Why do you want to produce this project? What is driving you to make this project? What do you want to accomplish?
Audience: who will watch?
What are your biggest challenges?
What kind of support will you be needing? (equipment, mentorship, skills, budget?)
What are your strengths? What do you bring to the table?
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.