What should I pitch?
Participants may pitch an original idea for all sizes of screens and from narrative to non-fiction. Your idea can be a concept or a completed screenplay, teleplay, film, web series, etc. It must be of your own imagination. No adaptations are allowed unless the original idea is your own in another form, i.e. book, play, short story, article, etc. or you are a co-writer.
How do the pitch sessions work?
The pitch sessions will be on stage in a event style environment in front of fellow filmmakers and friendly ShareGrid members. You will have two minutes to share your idea. The pitches will begin at 8:30pm and you will have your pitch order ahead of time. Please arrive early and check in at desk to confirm your place. Your name will be called from the stage and your time will start when you’re ready. The Judges give feedback after each Pitch. At the end of the competition, a winner will be announced.
Can I bring visual aids or props?
No electronic audio or visual recordings can be used during the pitch, but we encourage you to bring the theatrics necessary to sell the story.
How many pitch slots are available?
There will be 10 pitch presentations.
How do I register to make a pitch?
Register for the event, click “I want to pitch” and provide a brief description of your concept. We will follow up with the details of your time slot and how to prepare.
Is there wait list?
Yes, we will keep a wait list and let folks know if pitch spaces become available.
Do I need to introduce myself before the pitch?
No, we will do that for you. You only have two minutes to get your story across to the audience and judges, so make every second count on the stuff that really matters.
What do I wear?
There is no dress code. The atmosphere is casual.
Is there a microphone?
Yes, there will be two microphones available