#TIFF2019; #FinalistsFor; #TelefilmCanada’sPITCHTHIS!Competition
Toronto, Aug 1 (Canadian-Media): The finalists for Telefilm Canada’s PITCH THIS! competition were announced yesterday by the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), TIFF reports said.
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Six teams of emerging filmmakers, for the 20th year, will spend six minutes each pitching their feature-film idea to a live audience and a jury of film professionals. The winning team will be awarded $15,000 for project development.
This year's edition of PITCH THIS!, considered an annual highlight of the TIFF Industry Conference, would feature a slate of narrative and doc projects, created by diverse talent from across Canada and representing the future of national cinema.
The competition will take place at the Glenn Gould Studio on September 8 and is open to all press and industry delegates.
“It’s exciting to celebrate two decades of partnership with Telefilm Canada,” said Jane Kim, TIFF Industry Programming Producer. “We take so much pride in giving these up-and-coming Canadian storytellers a platform to tell an international audience of industry professionals about the films they mean to bring into the world, and in granting the winning team funds that often make the difference in bringing projects to completion.”
The 2019 finalists are:
La Cercanía Jorge Thielen Armand, Rodrigo Michelangeli;
What Night Taught Her Lauren Grant, Lisa Rideout, Ashley Cooper (Documentary);
Blue Flower (Fleur bleue) Geneviève Dulude-De Celles, Sarah Mannering, Fanny Drew;
Paying For It Kristy Neville, Natalie Urquhart;
Worst Team Ever Kathleen Jayme, Michael Grand, James Brown (Documentary)
The 44th TIFF runs from September 5 to 15, 2019.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)