Pitches Wanted

2021 FreshPitch Factual Content Conference Pitches Wanted

As endless challenges and difficulties continue to emerge, as we feel more and more amazed and unfamiliar with today's society, now is also a time to reflect on ourselves and explore the future. In the past year, 2020, travel and social restrictions have created obstacles for documentary practitioners in filming, editing, and collaborative communication, while in the meantime, new industry dynamics and trends have emerged; popular documentary videos are in full swing, travel/adventure and mental health programs are back in favor, and the demand for youth education programs is rapidly increasing.

With the radical changes of the times, everyone should adapt by changing himself or herself. This self-change is based on understanding one’s self and concern for the world. The goals of focusing on creation by “Recording the World”, reflecting on ourselves by “Knowing Ourselves” and pursuing crossover innovation and cooperation have always been the directions of the FreshPitch Factual Content Conference.

The 2021 FreshPitch Factual Content Conference is now open for pitches; the pitch submission deadline is April 1, 2021 at 24:00.

In addition to the “Central Pitchsession, in the 2021 FreshPitch Factual Content Conference, a new session will be established for project proposals — Round Table Pitch. Details for Central Pitchand Round Table Pitchare described below:


Requirements for “Central Pitch

Pitch Type:Film and television programs made using the concepts and methods of a documentary

Feature films: a single episode with a duration of at least 60 minutes.

Series films:no less than three episodes, no limitation to the duration of each individual episode.

Creative films:genres other than the above-mentioned feature films and series films.

Rights and Interests

1.Copyright: Once shortlisted for the “Central Pitch” session, the produced content (images, videos and related information) submitted by the proposer will be made public during the 2021 FreshPitch Factual Content Conference, so please confirm the copyright of the submitted content in advance.

2.Proposers: At most 2 proposers could be on stage; at least one of them shall be the director or producer of the pitch and this person must attend during the entire conference.

3.Services: 20 pitches will be shortlisted for the “Central Pitch” session of the conference. For each shortlisted pitch, one of the proposers can attend the conference at no cost without paying the registration fee, and enjoys free local accommodations and free shuttle services; one of other proposers could attend the conference without paying the registration fee. These two proposers could also enjoy the services of free consultation, pitch rehearsal, proposing on stage, one-on-one meeting with decision makers, and translation assistance at the conference. Please contact the organizing committee in advance if you have more than two proposers who plan to attend the conference.

Awards:The criteria and awards for the 2021 FreshPitch Factual Content Conference have been adjusted — pitches for feature films, series films and creative films will be graded and receive awards respectively.

· “Best Pitch for Feature”: one gold, one silver and one bronze award, with prizes of RMB 30,000, RMB 20,000 and RMB 10,000, respectively;

· “Best Pitch for Serial”: one gold, one silver and one bronze award, with prizes of RMB 30,000, RMB 20,000 and RMB 10,000, respectively;

· OneBest Pitch for Creative, one “Best Pitch for Co-production” ,one“Best Pitch for Science” and one “Best Pitch for Fresh Producer's Choice”, each with a prize of RMB 20,000;

· One “Best Pitch of Audience Choice”; the winner will receive all the prizes from the on-site crowdfunding of the session.

· One “Pitch of CCDF’s Choice”; the winning pitch will be directly shortlisted for the 2021 CNEX Chinese Documentary Forum (CCDF).

· Other thematic awards will be presented which will be jointly awarded by the partners and the conference.

Email for inquiries: freshpitch@sina.com.

Pitch submission deadline: April 1, 2021 at 24:00 (Beijing Time).

*Note: The prizes for each of the above awards are all calculated before taxes.


Pitches Solicited for the “Round Table Pitch

The 2021 FreshPitch Factual Content Conference will for the first time establish a “Round Table Pitch” to promote the development of the industry through small-scale exchange, supporting services and venture capital projects.

If you just want to communicate with decision makers on a small scale for protection of the model, creative ideas or copyright of your project;

If your project has operational uncertainties and you urgently need partners from different fields to jointly discuss solutions;

If your project has made some progress and you want to bring in more resources to scale it up by sharing rights and interests;

......

Then we invite you to apply for the “Round Table Pitch” of FreshPitch.

Pitch Type:Film and television programs using the concepts and methods of a documentary.

The type and genre of the pitches are not limited.

Rights and Interests

1.Copyright: Part of the content of the pitch project (title, brief introduction and contact information) will be made public during the 2021 FreshPitch Factual Content Conference, so please confirm the copyright of the submitted content in advance.

2.Session participants:The person in charge of the shortlisted pitches, representatives of relevant partners, decision makers of the conference, honored guests and invited experts.

3.Services:For each shortlisted pitch, two of the proposers could attend the conference without paying a registration fee and enjoy the translation assistance services provided by the conference.

Number of Shortlisted Pitches

There will be five pitches shortlisted for this year’s conference.

Email for inquiries: freshpitch@sina.com.

Pitch submission deadline: April 1, 2021 at 24:00 (Beijing Time).