SQ Working the Pitch 2018

Applications close 5.00pm Monday 4 June

Screen Queensland has partnered with The Solid State to deliver SQ Working the Pitch, an intensive two-day masterclass and extended consultation for four teams of Queensland filmmakers on effectively pitching and marketing your screen project and creating an impactful presales trailer.

The initiative suits projects considered ready to go to market, with the intended goal that each participating team will walk away with an ability to articulate a robust pitch that sells their feature film or broadcast project, and a concept trailer as a tool to raise finance and secure market attachment.

Following an intensive two-day masterclass on creating an effective trailer, marketing and pitching your screen project to distributors, participants will develop a brief for their film’s trailer.  The Solid State will then review each brief and respond with a range of trailer scripts for the participants’ consideration.

Each team will go on to create a trailer over eight (8) weeks and receive guidance and feedback from The Solid State on three cuts of their trailer. The final trailers will be showcased to a room of market representatives (e.g. distributors, production companies, festival directors) for further feedback.

Successful factual producers will also be supported to attend the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) in Brisbane in November 2018. Scripted producers will have the opportunity to apply to attend a key industry market in early 2019.


Who can apply?

Applications will be accepted from Queensland teams consisting of producer, director and editor who are early to mid-career talent. The teams must have a project that is ready to be pitched at market.


To be eligible, applicants must:

> Be early to mid-career with proof of experience in either short films, factual, or narrative content;
> Be a bona fide Queensland resident;
> Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident;
> Have an active ABN registered in the producer’s name;
> Submit a complete, accurate application by the closing date. Applications can be submitted at https://screenqueensland.com.au/initiatives/workingthepitch2018/
> Not be full-time undergraduate or masters students. This application may not contribute to the coursework or research of any study the applicant is undertaking;
> Not propose a project designed for the education, training, advertising, marketing, tourism or media sector;
> Not be employed by a Government screen agency;
> Not be employed by a broadcaster;
> Not be involved with any projects in default with SQ.

Key Dates:
•    Applications due 5.00pm Monday 4 June 2018
•    Two-day workshop – week of 23 July 2018
•    Trailers due – week of 10 September 2018
•    Showcase – October 2018
•    World Congress Science and Factual Producers – November 2018

For further information, please contact:
SQ Content team
07 3248 0500 / content@screenqld.com.au
> About The Solid State: 

The Solid State is a multi-award-winning marketing agency founded in 2007.  Winner of over 35 International Awards, their approach is to understand every film’s DNA before designing the campaign that will capture the imagination of the audience it’s designed for. The bottom line is they tell stories that build audiences.