BravoFACT Partners with Women in Film Television – Toronto for Second Consecutive

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Bell Media’s BravoFACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) announced today their continued partnership with Women in Film & Television  – Toronto (WIFT-T) for the second annual WIFT-T BravoFACT pitch competition. An exciting initiative exclusive to WIFT-T members, the contest welcomes teams of directors and producers featuring a woman in a key creative role to submit their short film pitches for a chance to win the $50,000 award. The top five finalists will also receive the opportunity to pitch their project in front of a jury of experts and a live audience at the 2017 WIFT-T Showcase in March.“Through our continued partnership with WIFT-T, BravoFACT remains committed to fostering the development of female filmmakers through this exciting pitch contest,” said Tyson Parker, Head, Artist and Music Industry relations, Bell Media. “The breadth and quality of last year’s submissions was extraordinary, and we look forward to reviewing the compelling and creative pitches sent to us this year.”“We’re thrilled to partner with BravoFACT for a second consecutive year on this pitch competition in support of female filmmakers and diverse voices,” said Heather Webb, WIFT-T Executive Director. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Teams submitting their short film for consideration must include a female producer or director. From the submissions, five teams will be selected to participate in the pitch competition and will receive the following:A pitch coaching session led by an industry professional to help fine-tune pitchesFour tickets to the 2017 WIFT-T ShowcaseAn opportunity to showcase their project in front of a high-profile jury comprised of a BravoFACT representative and other industry expertsThe five teams selected will present to an audience comprised of WIFT-T members, industry professionals, and content creators, affording all presenters excellent exposure for their projects, regardless of the outcome. The winning pitch team will be awarded a cash prize from BravoFACT totaling $50,000.The team that receives an honourable mention will be awarded two WIFT-T programming passes each valued at $500. Both the first place and honourable mention team will receive onstage recognition at the 2017 WIFT-T Showcase.The deadline to submit is Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, with finalists to be announced March 1. Interested teams can download a BravoFACT application form at www.bravofact.com. Applicants to BravoFACT’s Dec. 2 deadline are welcome to submit their application to the WIFT-T BravoFACT Pitch Competition; however recipients are not eligible for double funding.For more information and contest rules, applicants can visit wift.comAbout BravoFACTBell Media’s BravoFACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) was established in 1995 by the national specialty channel Bravo. The foundation is the largest funder of short films in Canada having supported over 1,500 short-form projects across the country. BravoFACT is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about BravoFACT can be found at www.bravofact.com.About WIFT-TWomen in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) is a member-based organization of women and men working in screen-based media that supports the development and advancement of women in the industry. Membership in WIFT-T enables women to be capable, confident, connected and successful in their careers. For more information, please visit www.wift.com. Facebook Twitterlast_img

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