PITCH TO PILOT

Presented by Keshet Digital Studios

Are you a new creator looking for an opportunity to get your innovative scripted project off the ground? This competition is your chance to be discovered by leading content decision makers and tobe front and center of the global television market. And, most importantly, receive development funding for your idea! Since INTV hosts the leaders and visionaries of the international content business, your projects will be evaluated by an international jury of commissioners from leading digital platforms looking for original and daring short and mid form series from around the world.

Call for entries

We are calling all Israeli creators of cutting edge content to submit their English language digital-native series ideas (11-15 mins per episode) for the chance to pitch some of the world’s foremost content decision makers in attendance. One winning project will be awarded a career-changing grand prize: a development fund of up to $25,000 USD with Keshet Digital Studios! With online series becoming more and more significant in the global content market, especially with younger audiences, the INTV Pitch to PilotCompetition seeks to find boundary-pushing stories that offer fresh, distinctive voices we haven’t heard before. The projects submitted will be reviewed by an international Jury of development executives from leading digital production companies and platforms. Five finalists will pitch their ideas in person to the Jury members and delegation at INTV.

Selection criteria

We’re looking for untapped creative talent who can deliver innovative stories for a millennial audience (14-32 in age) in line with the following guidelines:


  • English language only
  • Digital scripted series only, in any genre (drama, comedy, sci-fi, horror, etc.)
  • Episodes must be between 11 and 15 minutes each, with a beginning, middle, and end.
  • Under-represented worlds and diverse voices are encouraged. Surprise us!
  • Authentic reflections of youth and coming-of-age are essential. Think of updating the following themes to fit the modern world: Friendship, Adventure, Relationships, New Beginnings, Social Awareness, Connectivity, etc.

Prize

The winner will receive the opportunity to work with Keshet Digital Studios to develop their idea into a digital-native series with a development budget of up to $25,000

When and how can you participate?

Ideas can be submitted here until February 13, 2018. The five finalists will be announced on Tuesday February 26, 2018, and will be invited to pitch their ideas to the INTV Pitch to Pilot Jury on March 12-13 in Jerusalem.