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 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 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 CEO Matt Deaner will have five minutes to ask questions with the team.
The winning Pitch will receive:
We're delighted to include ADDITIONAL AWARDS as follows:
For an emerging producer - presented by Screen Producers Association:
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 10th September 2021.
13 Morphett Street
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia