Would you like £500 to create your own film based event?
Pitch Pots is a young programmers award for this years upcoming Cornwall Film Festival which is supported by the Film Hub SWMW to engage with the next generation of cultural ambassadors.
The aim of this venture is to help people aged between 16-24 to there engagement with British independent and specialised film, as well as helping to boost the reach of film titles and cultural engagement with young audiences. Entrants including those who are part of arts, youth or community centres, can apply for a £500 grant for a marketing or audience development activity.
Entrants can apply online via an entry form as an individual, in a pair, or in a team but only one award will be made, you will be given a flat fee of £150 for your time + an event budget of £500. Entrants will be between 16-24, resident in Cornwall, under the age of 16 must have consent of least one parent or legal guardian.
We hope that you will produce 1 large event attracting audience number of 300 or series of smaller events that attract audiences of 3 x 100. The events could be inspired by the 2017 Festival theme of DISCOVERY and the industry specialism of Visual Trickery and will run in the first 2 weeks in November 2017. As an Awardee/s you will also receive an additional 6 hrs of professional development training/ mentorship in events management, health & safety, marketing and exhibition. The award will be held by CFF and allocated on receipt of a budget/ receipts, under the mentorship of CFF’s festival producer.
An Award will scored on the following basis (Suitable film & music permissions must also be sought)
- Creative and originality of the idea
- Meeting the objectives
- DISCOVERY young programmers award objectives:
- A public event organised and managed by the awardee aimed at 16-30 year olds
- Use of British, independent and specialised film/ broadcast content
- An event to develop viewers’ understanding of the importance of film not only as a form of entertainment but as a way of engaging audiences in ideas, dialogue and debate about culture & society.
- To present the diversity of cinematic visions and experiences which reflects modern society accurately and authentically.
- engage and grow audiences, especially groups facing social, cultural or economic exclusion, in the richness of film culture.
If you love making events happen in film there will be more opportunities for you to programme events once you have acquired new skills and we hope you will continue to be involved with the festival. Festival experience and Internships, BFI Film Academy exhibition residential training will be signposted as the route to industry development.