The Green Pitch
Perfecting the Art of the Pitch for Environmental Filmmaking
Welcome to the Planet in Focus Green Pitch, an opportunity to apply to pitch your environmental film project at the Industry Series at the 13th annual Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival in Toronto, October 10-14, 2012. The Green Pitch is your chance to pitch your idea to the people who can help green light your project. With broadcasters, producers and established filmmakers on board to lend their insight, this pitch session will give participants the opportunity to test their green story ideas. Up the Yantgtze and Under the City both received first funding at the Planet in Focus Green Pitch.
This year’s pitch takes place Friday, October 12, 2012 3:00 PM–4:30 PM.
The Green Pitch winner will receive over $10,000 in funds and services:
- $1500 CBC The Nature of Things with David Suzuki
- $2500 credit toward lighting and grip equipment rental at P.S Production Services
- $2450 credit toward 7 hours of on-line editing at Fearless Films
- $1500 credit from Precision Transfer
- $1500-$2000 credit from Wallace Studios
- $500 credit toward equipment rental from Vistek
- $250 credit toward purchase of film supplies plus a director’s chair made from sustainably sourced wood valued at $250 from The Source Shop
Generously sponsored by:
LAST YEAR’S WINNER
CARPE DIEM: The Documentary
Charlotte Engel, producer
Carpe Diem is about an indestructible breed of fish, the Asian Carp, and the people who love them—and the people who hate them. Asian Carp are here to stay in North America. Despite best efforts in shooting, electrocuting, poisoning and catching them, they multiply like rabbits. And yet they remain a substantial threat to North America and its freshwater eco systems. Carpe Diem will travel to the battlefields in Illinois where a major offense is taking place to prevent the spread of this invasive fish into the Great Lakes. For contrast, we will travel Asia to meet the people who love, eat and worship the fish. And finally, we will look for other solutions and usage for this naughty and invasive fish. Can there be a harmonious yin-yang solution to this Carpy problem? Stay tuned and find out in Carpe Diem: The Documentary.