The Fund

The Pitch exists to support emerging filmmakers. There’s a £30,000 production award for the top entry, plus training and development for entrants and finalists.

To start with, simply upload a two-minute video pitching your short film, based on a Bible story, theme or book. Check out the section Why The Bible? if you want to find out ... um, why the Bible. 

The top ten entrants will pitch in person to a panel of industry experts at The Pitch Final at the National Film and Television School in January. The judges will then choose one outstanding pitch which will be made with the £30,000 production budget by The Pitch production team at Reel Issues Films.

Below is more information on The Pitch in general, how it works and what we offer. For key dates check out the Fund Timeline section.


THE PRODUCTION AWARD

£30,000 budget and production support for the winning pitcher to make their short film. The finished film will be entered in film festivals worldwide. The winning filmmaker also receives a career development trip, tailored to their needs.


DEVELOPMENT FOR ALL

We believe the journey is as important as the destination. We seek to run a unique process that focuses on giving as much development aid as possible to every entrant. Feedback is available for all entrants if requested – either via email or in person/via video conferencing at one of our Feedback Days. There is also a development masterclass for the top 20, plus residential training for the finalists.


OTHER AWARDS

Three finalists are invited to return for the second day of The Pitch Final, to discuss their entry with the judges. The two finalists who don’t nab the Production Award will receive a Pitch Support Award, a grant to put towards their development as a filmmaker. There is also the Lucy Scher Award for the most outstanding female finalist.

For more information check out the Awards section.