The following projects have been selected to participate in the SBSi and AFC Pitch and Punt competition at the 2007 Australian International Documentary Conference. The winner will receive development finance for their documentary series to the value of AUD$20,000.
The Birth of Shopping - Sonja Armstrong
City Confidential - Stuart Coupe
Dr Latif's Taxi School - Kingston Anderson
Future Tense - Rebecca Barry
Women on Side - Chris Hilton, Steve Oliver, Peter Scobie
With only 7 minutes to pitch it's sure to be a lively event!
Date: Sunday 25 February
Venue: Adelaide Hilton, Balcony 1 and 2
Moderator: Susan MacKinnon
Judges: Mark Lazarus, Project Manager, AFC
Anna Miralis, Associate Commissioning Editor, Documentary, SBSi
An outline of the Pitch & Punt
SBSi and the AFC will finance the development of a documentary series to the value of AUD$20,000, in the SBSi/AFC Pitch and Punt at the 2007 Australian International Documentary Conference. SBSi and the AFC sought proposals for gutsy, innovative and appealing series that creatively reflect the SBS charter and put younger faces on screen. The series should appeal to SBS's 25-50 year old target audience, with a preference to attracting female viewers.
The tone of the work may vary from entertaining programs that make you laugh to more confronting, analytical or essayistic work. The series shall be set in Australia or central characters will be Australian. SBSi encouraged applicants to consider how the proposed series would fit into the current SBS Television schedule and how it could be financed. Applicants were also encouraged to put forward ideas that have organic potential to attract and build online communities.