How do you attract producers and investors, and persuade them to fund your movie? This tough question will be addressed in a Film Pitching Workshop, taking place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City this September.
In collaboration with Redbridge and YxineFF, British Council is organising pitching workshops, with the aim of supporting young filmmakers and identifying potential film projects for the local market.
Participants attending the workshops will have the chance to learn how to develop a film project pitch. They could receive advice from local film experts and have the possibility of receiving support to realize their film projects.
British Council has invited Paul Welsh, a British film producer and expert on pitching, to lead the workshops. He is also founder of Digicult, an independent film company specialising in developing emerging film talent, and producer of Skeletons(2010), which was nominated for the Outstanding Debut Feature at 64th BAFTAs. In 2013, his co-produced film Lore received the Feature Film Production of the Year Award at the 2013 Screen Producers Australia Awards.
The highlight activity of the workshop in Ho Chi Minh City is the “Pitch Fest”, with a judging panel that includes Victor Vu, Tran Bich Ngoc, Ngo Thi Bich Hien (BHD), and Vu Quynh Ha (CJ E&M).
In Ho Chi Minh City, the ten students whose projects are considered best will have the opportunity to present their work to producers and directors from major studios. The three best projects will be given seed funding of 20 million dong, sponsored by CJ E&M, BHD and SIFS.
In Hanoi, the ten best students will join private coaching with Paul Welsh. The best projects will be provided with film making equipment support from Redbridge Vietnam.
The workshop will be conducted in English with Vietnamese translation and is free of charge for film makers.
Time and venue:
Ho Chi Minh City
22 – 28 September, 2014
Saigon International Film School, 15A Hoang Hoa Tham, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Hanoi
26 – 27 September, 2014
TPD Center, 51 Tran Hung Dao, Hanoi