I’ve just learned about The Pitch, a new competition for aspiring filmmakers that will award some talented visionary a substantial financial boost to make their movie.

I’m going to spread the word to the aspiring filmmakers among my students at Seattle Pacific University, but you should tell any ambitious amateurs you know.

Check it out!

From the site:

Need a £30,000 film budget? Meet our unique adaptation challenge and you can have this film fund, with additional professional production support on top, to make your short film. We offer a host of other reasons to enter too, masterclasses, residential courses and runners up prizes.

Finalists will pitch live to top industry professionals. Once you’ve made your winning film, you will fly to Hollywood to meet top professionals such as Tim Williams (film score composer of The Book Thief and Guardians of the Galaxy) and Ralph Winter (producer of Adrift (2018), X-MenFantastic Four and Wolverine) who’ll watch your film and give hints and tips on taking your skills to the next level.

I’m delighted to see that Ralph Winter is involved with this project. I’ve spoken with him on several occasions, and I’m always impressed by his passion for inspiring, finding, and then working with tomorrow’s great filmmakers, whatever role they might play in the process.

Maybe you’re his next collaborator.