We're thrilled to announce the CBC Pitch Contest is back for the 13th annual Making Waves Conference.
A highlight of the conference, where five short filmmakers will compete for a prize package including $5,000 from CBC, services from 902 Post, and more!
The competition is open to WIFT-AT members (join or renew here) who are women or gender
Five selected applicants will receive pitch coaching from international pitching and story consultant Jan Miller (workshop date: February 17 on Zoom) and performance coaching from actor Mahia Tench (workshop date: March TBC).
The finalists will each present a five-minute pitch before a jury of industry professionals and a live audience during Making Waves on Friday, March 24 at the Prince George Hotel in downtown Halifax.
Please note: Finalists will receive a complimentary conference pass to Making Waves, but are responsible for their own travel to attend the pitch competition.
1. A short film script (12 pages max).
2. A one-sheet including the following:
Short synopsis (the story told in three to four sentences, 60-70 words max)
Long synopsis (the story told in more detail, 300-350 words max)
Creative team short bios (each 100 words max)
Partners to date
How it works
Submissions close Friday, February 10 at 5pm AST.
All entries are to be sent to the WIFT-AT Conference Coordinator:
Tara Thorne at Tara@wift-at.com
Prize Package Recipients
Tracey Lavigne for
Jenna Murphy for Molly Needs to Pee
Amy Trefry for All the Owls
Tamar Dina for Hits Like a Woman
2018 Wave Award recipients
Janet Hawkwood, Rachel Bower, and Terry Greenlaw
2020 Wave Award recipient