Ottawa Animation Pageant Launches Pitch This! Competitors



The Ottawa Worldwide Animation Pageant (OIAF), which runs September 25-29, has simply introduced this yr’s Pitch This! Contest is open for submissions. A spotlight of the pageant’s trade discussion board, TAC, for over 15 years, Pitch This! gives two finalists the chance to pitch their new mission to a room of influential trade decision-makers and win a prize bundle courtesy of contest companions.

Pitch This! 2019 is open to Canadian initiatives solely, and pitched collection needs to be aimed toward youngsters ages 2-11. All mission submissions should be acquired by August 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Ten semi-finalists will probably be partnered with a seasoned trade mentor to assist good their idea for the massive pitch and provides them invaluable suggestions on their mission. “This can be a strong alternative to carry your magic to a room full of trade professionals and creatives,” notes Sylvie Rochon, a former mentor and contest jury member who’s at the moment a content material producer for the competitors’s presenting associate, Digital Dimension. “Don’t stress out – this isn’t Shark Tank. Pitching in entrance of a crowd would possibly sound daunting, so simply give attention to telling your story in your individual distinctive manner. This viewers is eager for participating storytelling. In case your story resonates with them, you’ll make connections. Begin right here.”

The ten choices go face to face on Wednesday, September 25 throughout TAC, the place every contestant should impress a small committee of consultants in below 10 minutes. The 2 candidates that nailed their shows in spherical one will probably be chosen for the official occasion on Thursday, September 26. Finalists pitch to a panel of platform executives, and your entire TAC viewers – that features over 350 potential patrons and financiers throughout the trade.

Azarin Sohrabkhani, director of trade programming on the OIAF, commented, “The OIAF can’t wait to see the contemporary, Canadian concepts that come to this yr’s Pitch This! We’ve partnered with Digital Dimension, a Montreal-based studio that’s offering the profitable pitch with a $5,00zero money prize, in addition to software program and authorized companies from returning companions. This bundle is designed to offer the profitable pitch with all of the components to get their thought off the bottom.”

Ship your Pitch This! proposals to: shows@animationfestival.ca.

Supply: Ottawa Worldwide Animation Pageant

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