Animex Pitch Party
Wednesday 2 February | 10.00am - 12.00pm & 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Please include the following information on your application:
Contact Phone Number
Please keep your initial application to no more than two sheets of A4 (plus any artwork on separate sheets). Remember to keep things ³to the point² at this early stage - we¹re looking for greater detail and information in round two.
Self explanatory- let us know what the title is of your project, be it film, shorts, or animated series
Who is the project aimed at? Adults? Children, and if so what age range?
Think carefully about who your project will appeal to.
Is this a film, if so what length? A series, if so how many episodes does it consist of what length of time do they run at? What medium do you propose to work in? There are a host of different formats to choose from
Give a brief description of the project. You need to be informative, succinct, and make every word count. Don¹t waffle- be sparing and edit your synopsis into as clear a manner as is possible. What¹s your story? Who are the protagonists? Is there a tagline you can use here? Try and sum up your project in the catchiest most eye-catching way you can.
Brief description of main cast members. Once more, think about what makes great animation, and furthermore what makes your characters better than what is already out there. Include any character designs you feel are relevant on an accompanying sheet.
If you have thought this far ahead for your concept, include any sample storylines for your show/film. This will help the judging panel to see what kind of potential your idea has at the earliest possible opportunity.
If your proposal makes it through to the next stage, the Pitch Party, you¹ll need to prepare your proposal accordingly, with any additional information you feel is necessary. Flesh out the pitch where you think it needs it, go into any greater detail you think benefits your concept, include any script work that you think is relevant. If you have more artwork that accompanies the project, this is a great time to introduce it to the panel, allowing you to talk more freely about the look and design approach of your proposal.
Don¹t worry too much as to how you¹re perceived by the panel, just enjoy the opportunity to pitch at a group of industry professionals. You¹re project is not going to be picked up at this stage - the Pitch Panel are not commissioners. However, with years of experience behind each member of the panel there is a good possibility that they may be able to help point you in the direction of potential interested parties. At the very least you should come away from the event with exclusive tips on how better (and best) to present your proposals in future.
Send applications to the following address:
Animex Pitch Party
C/o School of Computing
University of Teesside
To be eligible for selection applications must be received by 16 January 2005.