Pitch sessions #Film4Change

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Directors, producers, or audiovisual students!
Our festival is shining its spotlight on your projects with societal or environmental impact.
The festival offers an invaluable opportunity for change-makers to meet the audiovisual creators. It gathers: directors, producers, agencies, patrons, or TV channels.
In 2024, the focus is on connecting between professionals and celebrating creation: pitch sessions, new formats, etc.

The power of imagery for widespread mobilisation!

To support creation and storytelling around major environmental issues, inspired by our partners – Ushuaïa TV and following the "Resist and Create" initiative by Cyril Dion and Magali Payen from the #OnEstPrêt collective at Cannes, the festival will once again offer pitch sessions in its 2024 professional program, in collaboration with “La Fabrique du Récit” and the Atmosphères festival.

The principle is simple: directors and students pre-selected by the festival team will each have a few minutes to speak before a professional panel of broadcasters, patrons, or producers to present a film project and gather valuable advice and feedback, and perhaps more, if there is mutual interest.
Many inspiring stories have emerged from these #Film4Change pitch sessions, organised by the festival for the past 6 years. Among them, we can mention the 2019 pitch session that led Ushuaïa TV to commit to the film "Watt the Fish", opposing electric fishing with the Bloom association of Claire Nouvian. (Broadcasted in July 2019 as a premiere on the channel and awarded a Special Prize at the Deauville Green Awards in 2020). Or the project "Paris, Ville Nature" pitched at Deauville in 2021 by Jérémy Gentais, pre-purchased by Ushuaïa TV from Seppia for broadcasting in 2022.
The pitch session will take place on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at 10:30 am under the initiative of Ushuaia TV and the TF1 channel. Registrations to participate must be submitted before May 19, 2024. The facilitation will be provided by Valérie Zoydo, author-director, storyteller of individual and collective change, initiator of the Citizen Assembly of Imaginaries, she is also a co-founder of the Atmosphères collective, actress, and public speaking coach.
If you wish to apply, please present your project to us by email before May 19 with a one-page document specifying:
> First name, last name, and short bio
> Technical sheet indicating the title of the film, the duration of the project, the technical means, and the planned shooting locations.
> Budget, possible funding, and partners (production, distribution, etc.)
> Script and/or developed synopsis
> As well as any other visual element, photograph, storyboarded sequence, or teaser.
Good luckll!
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