Event includes £6,000 ARTE pitch prize
Power to the Pixel has announced that The Pixel Market is open for entries.
The event takes place on October 12-13 as part of Power to the Pixel’s annual Cross-Media Forum, held in association with the BFI London Film Festival.
Dedicated to showcasing and financing cross-media projects from around the world, The Pixel Market will introduce 25 cross-media project producers to top international financiers, commissioners, tech companies, online portals and media companies.
Up to eight of the 25 selected teams will compete for the £6,000 ARTE Pixel Pitch Prize at the market’s public event, The Pixel Pitch, on October 12 at the BFI Southbank. Teams in competition will present their cross-media project to a hand-picked roundtable of international jurors, who might themselves become viable partners for the projects.
The second day of the market will offer one-to-one business meetings to the 25 project teams with potential investors and partners from across the media industries, technology and finance.
Each project’s story will span any combination of film, TV, online, mobile, interactive, publishing, live events and gaming.
Entries are invited from producer-led teams with a strong track record in film, broadcast, interactive media or other relevant creative industries. Projects must include the use of new tools, platforms, services and devices and be at an advanced stage of development.
Liz Rosenthal, CEO & founder of Power to the Pixel said: “The Pixel Market will highlight the exciting and growing trend of cross-media storytelling within the film and other media communities. Thanks to the generous support of the MEDIA Programme and our other partners, ARTE, TorinoFilmLab and the BFI London Film Festival, Power to the Pixel is able to help connect cross-media producers with potential new international partners from across the media industries.“
Michel Reilhac, executive director film, ARTE France Cinéma said: “The Pixel Market is a brilliant initiative at a time, now, when our priority in the cross-media field is to get our feet wet and our hands dirty, try, fail, learn from our mistakes, experiment and enjoy.”