PITCH-O-RAMA is part of MCX Screenmakers and will be held 8 October. Use this site to submit your pitch by 20 September.
Exclusive to the MCX Screenmakers conference, Pitch-o-rama is a performance-style pitching competition giving content creators the opportunity to pitch a bold and original concept to win $10,000 cash along with in-kind development support from Mercury CX and ABC TV | iview.
We are seeking stories that reflect a unique and distinctive perspective. These may include voices and stories from those who identify as: women, First Nations peoples, people with a disability, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), Persons of Colour, LGBTQIA+ and those with projects from diverse social, economic, regional and cultural perspectives.
Concepts should be designed for release on an ABC platform, such as ABC TV, ABC iview or ABC's social channels. They may be for a scripted or factual series in any genre including comedy, kids, drama or documentary.
Each participant will be given a strict five-minute time period in which to engage an industry panel and the audience with their pitch - so be creative, be memorable and pitch to win!
A panel of judges including an ABC representative, Mercury CX CEO Karena Slaninka, and Screen Producers Australia CEO Matt Deaner will have five minutes to ask questions with the team.
The overall WINNING PITCH receives $10,000 in cash funding from ABC TV | iview and Mercury CX to put towards development costs - which may include a proof of concept, writer's room costs, series bible – along with additional development support from Mercury CX executives and feedback from the relevant ABC TV commissioning team.
Additional prizes in 2021:
WINNING PITCH For the winning team – presented by AACTA
EMERGING PRODUCERS For an emerging producer - presented by Screen Producers Association:
REGIONAL PRIZE For a team with a project that has regional content or for individuals from a regional area - presented by Screenworks:
* N.B. Winning PITCH-O-RAMA does not guarantee that the ABC will further develop or commission the project.
The Pitch Event
The Pitch-o-rama public pitching event will run over a two-hour session at the Screenmakers Conference on Friday 8 October 2021.
13 Morphett Street
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia