Power to the Pixel's Pixel Market Open for Applications

Posted on 4 July 2011

£6,000 ARTE Pixel Pitch Prize To Be Won

THE PIXEL MARKET is dedicated to showcasing and financing cross-media projects from around the world. The event takes place on 12 & 13 October 2011 as part of Power to the Pixel’s annual Cross-Media Forum from 11 – 14 October held in association with the BFI London Film Festival.

The Pixel Market will introduce 25 cross-media project producers to top international financiers, commissioners, tech companies, online portals and media companies during the two-day event.

Up to 8 of the 25 selected teams will compete for the £6,000 ARTE PIXEL PITCH PRIZE at the Market’s public event, The Pixel Pitch on 12 October at NFT1, BFI Southbank. Teams in competition will present their cross-media project to a selected roundtable of international jurors made up of international decision-makers, commissioning executives and financiers working in film, broadcast, publishing, online, advertising, gaming, the arts and interactive media.

The second day of the market on 13 October will offer one-to-one business meetings to the 25 project teams with potential investors and partners from across the media industries, technology and finance companies.

Entries are invited from producer-led teams from around the world with a strong track record in film, broadcast, interactive media or other relevant creative industries. Each project’s story must span a combination of film, TV, online, mobile, interactive, publishing, live events and gaming. Projects must also include the use of new tools, platforms, services and devices and be at an advanced stage of development.

Teams selected for The Pixel Market will benefit from significant international publicity and can expect to be introduced to new international business and partnership opportunities.

Companies in attendance at last year’s Pixel Market include
Artangel | ARTE | Arts Alliance | BBC | | BBH | BFI | Campfire | Channel 4 | CNC | ContentFilm | Creative Scotland | DFI | Disney | Endemol | Faber Novel | Macmillan | MSN | NFB Canada | Nordisk Film & TV Fond |Ogilvy Group | Orange| Ridley Scott Associates | Salt | Shine | Sony Computer Entertainment | Submarine | Telefilm Canada | TF1 | United Talent Agency | YouTube

The Pixel Market is supported by the Media Programme of the European Union, ARTE and the TorinoFilmLab.

Deadline for Submissions: 29 July 18.00 BST

Further information can be found at Power to the Pixel’s website www.powertothepixel.com

About Power to the Pixel

Power to the Pixel supports the film and media industries in their transition to a digital age. Headed by Founder & CEO Liz Rosenthal and COO & Producer Tishna Molla, the company’s London team has a wealth of experience and expertise across film and cross-media development, production and finance, and is linked to a unique network of the leading thinkers, practitioners and innovators who are developing new business and creative opportunities around the world. Specialising in new ways for content creators and businesses to create and finance stories and engage with audiences across multiple platforms, Power to the Pixel’s core activities are:

• Providing consultancy to international media organisations, content creators and companies
• Designing innovative in-house company training programmes and bespoke initiatives
• Producing international forums, events and labs centred around cross-media IP and business
• Facilitating the exchange of ideas and the building of international partnerships between media professionals and between industries

The company’s understanding of the challenges and opportunities of digital change means Power to the Pixel is an essential bridge between the visionary, the pioneering and the practical.

Power to the Pixel’s clients and partners include: ARTE; BAFTA; BBH; Berlin Film Festival; BFI; Cannes Film Festival (Marché du Film); EAVE; Edinburgh Film Festival; IFP; Nordisk Film & TV Fond; UK Film Council.

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