Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect

Launched in 2011, Pitch Perfect offers Southern filmmakers the opportunity to hone the art of pitching in a competition setting that allows for on-the-spot feedback from industry professionals – and a chance to win cash and prizes to help bring their film idea to life.

Pitch Perfect has two tracts: one for film students at Southern colleges and universities and another for non-student Southern-based filmmakers. College and university-level participants are selected by their respective schools, whereas non-student filmmakers are selected through an open call for pitchers that takes place before the festival. Each tract has two categories: documentary pitches and narrative pitches. Participants will have three minutes to pitch their idea before the panel, and are allowed to use up to two minutes of audio-visual materials.

The winners from each category in both Pitch Perfect tracts will receive a Movie Magic Premiere Bundle, which includes budgeting and scheduling software, a Conference Flex Pass for the 2017 NAB Show, and a cash prize to work on the film. Narrative winners will also receive Final Draft software.

All pitch events take place live, before an audience and a panel of industry judges. Admission is free for all events, and students showing a valid student ID will receive one voucher for a regular NOFF screening for attending one of the pitch events.

Pitch Perfect for Southern Filmmakers | Thursday, Oct 13

Documentary Pitch
4:30pm-6:00pm
Contemporary Arts Center

Narrative Pitch
6:30pm-8:00pm
Contemporary Arts Center

Pitch Perfect for Southern Film Students | Friday, Oct 14

Documentary Pitch
11:30am-1:00pm
Contemporary Arts Center
Participating Schools: Auburn University, Florida State University, University of Alabama, The University of New Orleans, Wake Forest University, Loyola University

Narrative Pitch
1:30pm-3:00pm
Contemporary Arts Center
Participating Schools: Auburn University, Florida State University, University of Alabama, The University of New Orleans, Loyola University