Get involved with Raindance Film Festival’s 125 word movie pitch competition
The Raindance Film Festival is one of the oldest and most respected fests on the circuit. Founded in 1992 in the UK, it boasts events in Japan, Europe, the United States, and Canada, as well as its core festival taking place in London. Currently, Raindance is running a movie pitching contest with free entering, which anyone can submit to with as many pitches as they’d like. The only limitation is the number of words – 125.
Pitching as an art form
Pitching is an art form and everyone uses different variations of pitching to sell their products, ideas, or scripts. To perfect your pitch, it might help to show it to a practice audience to get constructive feedback before you go out pitching to decision makers.
Elevator pitch, logline, or premise pitch
Different names (mentioned above) are used to describe the same idea, which is to define your story in one to three sentences making sure that those sentences encapsulate the premise of your story.
Before you start writing your unique pitch, spend some time deciding what your story is really about; once you put all of that on paper, start editing and re-editing. Our suggestion is to start your pitch with the title, followed by the genre, and then the characters’ names. If you are pitching a documentary, instead of characters names use the subjects of your documentary.
Don’t forget to research your story’s genre and check out how others used their premise pitch to sell their films and stories. This will help you to find inspiration or to see what mistakes to avoid.
So if you’re interested in getting involved with Raindance’s 125 word movie pitch competition, follow this link and get pitching!