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.
The Pitch 2016 is now open!
Between 11 and 16 October 2016, all Pitches submitted in to the competition will be judged by our internal panel to produce the Longlist of entries.
The Pitch 2016 Longlist will be published on this website ready for the public vote at 12 noon GMT.
The Pitch 2016 Shortlist will be published on this website.
Between 7 and 21 November 2016, all Shortlisted Pitches will be judged by our industry judges to select the finalists.
A day with an industry professional, Laurie Hutzler, for The Pitch 2016 Shortlisted Pitchers, will be held at Watershed in Bristol.
The Pitch 2016 Finalists will be announced on this website.
The Pitch 2016 Finalists spend time at Low Wood Bay in the Lake District.
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 will be announced on this website.
The Pitch 2016 Winner will begin making their film in production with Reel Issues Film (RIF). This process will take your vision and help take it to the very best film you can make. We believe in investing in people. We want you to have the best possible career boost from this opportunity and we want your film to showcase our competition to the world (we have an important and growing international presence).
Our process begins by focussing on the story and characters to develop the strongest script possible. Working alongside leading industry professionals such as Laurie Hutzler, you will have a unique opportunity to experience top level development input.
Although the exact production schedule will be built around your particular project and circumstances we aim to move into production and shoot by early – mid summer. We hope to have a film to take to LA in time for early November and certainly to premiere at the finals of The Pitch 2017 – in January 2018.
The Pitch 2016 Winner wins a trip to LA in the autumn of 2017 – an opportunity to meet industry professionals and receive feedback on the work. Timing this trip to overlap with the American Film Market can bring the additional benefits of being in town when there is a significant number of professionals in town, plus some fascinating seminars to attend.