Power to the pixel event opens for submissions

 The Pixelmarket has openedfor applications for their october, London based ‘power to the pixel’ event. The winning entry can earn the £6.000 price for a multimedia project.

PRESS RELEASE

Power to the Pixel is delighted to announce its groundbreaking Pixel Market which will take place on 13 and 14 October 2010 in London.
 
Applications are now open to find 20 of the world’s best cross-media projects.

Each project will be based on stories that can span any combination of film, TV, online, mobile, interactive, publishing, live events and gaming. On 13 October up to 10 of the teams will compete for the £6,000 ARTE PIXEL PITCH PRIZE at Power to the Pixel’s public event, The Pixel Pitch at BFI Southbank. Producers will present their cross-media project to a handpicked roundtable of international judges made up of decision-makers, commissioning executives and financiers working in film, broadcast, publishing, online, advertising, gaming, the arts and interactive media.

On 14 October The Pixel Meetings will allow all 20 project teams to take part in one-to-one business meetings with potential investors and partners from across the tech, online, interactive, film, broadcast, arts, publishing and gaming industries.
 
Entries are invited from producer-led teams with projects at an advanced stage of development. Producers should have a strong track record in film, broadcast, interactive media or other relevant creative industries. Projects must include the use of new tools, platforms, services and devices, and can span any combination of film, TV, online, mobile, interactive, publishing, live events and gaming.

The Pixel Market is part of Power to the Pixel’s Cross-Media Forum, which this year will be held 12 – 15 October 2010 in association with The BFI London Film Festival. The annual event has helped develop an agenda for digital change for creatives and businesses, gathering together some of the smartest and most pioneering media professionals and digital experts in the world.

Deadline for applications is 6 August.

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

Last year’s Pixel Pitch competition saw seven cross-media projects presented to international companies including Summit International, Babelgum, Sony Computer Entertainment, BBC, YouTube, BBH Labs, Channel 4, UK Film Council, Arts Council of England, CAA and ARTE France. New York-based Desedo Films’ Heart of the City was awarded the Babelgum Pixel Pitch Prize 2009.
The Pixel Market is supported by the Media Programme of the European Union, ARTE and The BFI London Film Festival.

Marco | Editor

Editor at large and founder of a bunch of stockphoto businesses

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