How it works

We invest in untapped potential. The unique challenge of The Pitch is to come up with a contemporary film idea that draws on the Bible for inspiration. We have top advice to get the creative juices flowing and a production budget, production support and other prizes waiting for the best ideas.

Create and submit your Pitch 1 June - 26 September 2016

Choose your theme, story or verse from the Bible and film your 2 minute Pitch.

Your Pitch needs to be submitted to us by 12 noon on 26 September 2016.

Internal panel judge Pitches 1-6 October 2016

Between 1 and 6 October 2016, all Pitches submitted in to the competition will be judged by our internal panel to produce the Longlist of entries.

Longlist published 10 October 2016

The Pitch 2016 Longlist will be published on this website ready for the public vote at 12 noon GMT.

Public vote 10-24 October 2016

The public will be invited to vote on the Longlist of Pitches from 12 noon GMT on 10 October 2016. For information on how the voting works, click here.

Shortlist published 26 October 2016

The Pitch 2016 Shortlist will be published on this website.

Industry panel judge Pitches 1-11 November 2016

Between 1 and 11 November 2016, all Shortlisted Pitches will be judged by our industry judges to select the finalists.

Shortlisters' day 20 November 2016

A day with an industry professional for The Pitch 2016 Shortlisted Pitchers.

Finalists announced 21 November 2016

The Pitch 2016 Finalists will be announced on this website.

Residential course 11-13 December 2016

The Pitch 2016 Finalists spend time at Low Wood Bay in the Lake District.

Finalists weekend 14-15 January 2017

The Pitch 2016 Finalists spend the weekend at Pinewood Studios and pitch their films to the panel of industry judges in the boardroom.

The Pitch 2016 Winner and runners up announced 16 January 2017

The Pitch 2016 Winner and runners up will be announced on this website.