Wildcard submissions open for Pitch Perfect @ MWF with ABC iview
Date: 2 July 2016
Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Buy / Ticket: https://melbournewebfest2016.eventbrite.com.au
Tweet your wildcard pitch for an original web series idea based on the theme 'Anytime, Anywhere' using #MWFpitchiview. Five wildcard pitches from Twitter will be chosen to pitch live on stage along with the shortlisted 15 to an expert panel and audience.
All participants must check in with their name, Twitter handle and a valid ticket at Deakin Edge, Fed Square at 2pm on Saturday.
The winning pitch will earn its creator $5,000 towards script development. The cash prize is intended to cover travel and accommodation to Marseille WebFest for one person to attend their screenwriting residency, which is sponsored by Fox Digital. The residency will take place from 17 - 22 October, in conjunction with the 6th annual Marseille WebFest. The Pitch Perfect winner will also receive a free pass to the festival.
Pitches will be judged on script potential, creativity and audience reaction by a panel of judges, which will consist of Rick Kalowski (ABC Head of Comedy), Kevin Mountain (Content Manager, ABC iview), John Cabrera (Gilmore Girls, H+: The Digital Series), Craig Batty (Screenwriter/Academic) and Steinar Ellingsen (MWF Director). The event will be MC’ed by Heather Maltman (I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, Now!, Unindian).
The winner of Pitch Perfect will be announced at Melbourne WebFest’s Gala Awards Night on Sunday 3 July.