The Pitch 2014
Upcoming Film lecture on 31 March.
Read about the filming of The Light
What is the Pitch?
The Pitch is an opportunity to pitch your short film idea and win a budget of £25,000, for production support, and advice from top industry professionals.
Once the short film is made, we'll fly you and a friend or family member to Hollywood. We'll introduce you to film industry professionals such as producer Ralph Winter (X-Men, Fantastic Four) who'll watch your film and give you hints and tips on taking your skills to the next level.
The unique challenge of The Pitch is to come up with a contemporary film drawing upon the Bible for your inspiration.
Brand new for 2013, there are 12 additional prizes. We are offering two smaller production budgets for the runners up (subject to sponsorship) and the 10 finalists will attend a residential course.
The Pitch 2013 is now open for registration.
“There are a lot of people walking around in London or Hollywood with ideas in their heads, but to actually get to execute your idea puts you in the top 5% ... its so hard to raise money, so hard to find £25,000 to shoot your film, its a great calling card.”
David Oyelowo, Actor: Spooks, Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Jack Reacher (2012), Lincoln (2012)
“What’s great about The Pitch is that you’ve got experts in Hollywood, your film will go to Hollywood, you will meet people there, it will go into great festivals, you just don’t know what could happen. What has been really inspiring is all the professional people who have come on board to make it what it is.”
Israel Oyelumade, Actor: Pirates of Caribbean, African Snow.
“The Bible is just full of wonderful stories - look at what we have done here - its been amazing.”
Graham Cole, Actor: PC Stamp of The Bill. Comment made during shooting of the winning film for The Pitch 2009.
“I would have to say from my experience, my forte is being inspired by ideas and visualising the shots. I have attempted writing a script but there are so many rules about formatting at an industry standard. Additionally, while I have certain types of characters in my head I generally struggle with creating dialogue and putting my ideas into script form. The Pitch offers such a unique opportunity for aspiring film-makers such as myself.”
Stephanie Lapena, The Pitch entrant 2011.