Pitch Your Film at Queer Screen Pitch Off!

Pitch Your Film at Queer Screen Pitch Off!

Calling all aspiring LGBTIQ filmmakers! Do you have what it takes to publicly pitch your short-film project with passion and conviction?

Queer Screen Pitch Off

Queer Screen is thrilled for the return of Queer Screen Pitch Off, a  filmmaker initiative that launched last year. Queer Screen Pitch Off is another example of our ongoing commitment to showcase quality LGBTIQ film content and provide a chance for emerging filmmakers to share the diversity of our community’s stories on screen.

Queer Screen Pitch Off offers Australian LGBTIQ filmmakers up to $10,000 of funding towards the production of a short film (narrative, documentary or a stand alone web series pilot) dealing with the experiences of people of diverse genders and sexualities. To qualify, all film projects submitted must meet the eligibility requirements.

After initial assessment of all eligible film projects, up to six filmmakers will be chosen to spruik their film proposal to a panel of expert assessors on Pitch Off Day, an event promising to be a highlight of 2019’s Queer Screen Film Fest.  Queer Screen Pitch Off’s judging event will be held at the Festival Bar at Event Cinemas on George Street, on Sunday September 22 2019.

Finalists will have no longer than five minutes to pitch their proposal and impress the panel and public, so make your time count! A MacBook and screen will be available for visual presentations.

In preparing your pitch, be sure to consider the following aspects of your production:

  • its relevance to queer audiences
  • the strength and diversity of your creative team
  • its production schedule; and
  • its budget and objectives.

Queer Screen Pitch Off’s winning project will receive funding following regular progress reports to Queer Screen. These reports may include:

  • the final draft of your shooting script
  • a complete list of your cast and crew
  • a breakdown of the film’s budget

Detailed information, including terms and conditions and how to submit are available here

Don’t miss this chance to make your project happen, and make sure your pitch leaves us anticipating seeing your vision of LGBTIQ life on film!

Applications close:
Queer Screen Members 12pm, Friday 30th August , 2019
Non Members 12pm, Friday 23rd August, 2019

Feature Photo by Oleg Laptev on Unsplash