The winner of SOUTH PITCH will receive a $40,000 post-production package (to include post-production consultation, online conform, and Full Digital Intermediate color grade) from Kyotocolor.
Eligibility:-Filmmakers must reside in the American South. These states and one federal district include: Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.-Applications *must* be submitted by the filmmaker who will pitch the project for the program.-The South Pitch competition takes place on *October 18*. Accepted applicants must be available and on-site in New Orleans for this date.
Details: -Decision notifications will be sent out in mid-September.-Accepted applicants will not receive assistance with travel or accommodations for the competition, but every accepted applicant will receive an All-Access Pass to the 2019 New Orleans Film Festival.-Pitches should be crafted around projects that applicants are currently preparing to produce. Please no completed or close-to-completion projects. -Accepted applicants will receive short pitch training sessions and will be required to do a practice pitch, to be scheduled before the competition. -All participants receive on-the-spot, personalized feedback on their pitch.
Before beginning this application, please have the following ready:-Working title and project basics (run time, languages, etc.)-Logline (75 word max)-Project Description-Synopsis/treatment-Name and contact info for the applicant, including 175 word bio. Only one pitcher per pitch, unless the project is to be co-directed.
This application is for narrative-based projects only. For more information on documentary submissions, see: https://neworleansfilmsociety.org/south-pitch/
Student filmmakers in a college or graduate-level program who are not attending one of our partner institutions for our Student Pitch track are welcome to apply.