Colorado has so much to offer storytellers from mountains and cityscape to a stand-out creative community. For Season 10, SeriesFest is excited to focus the signature Pilots in Progress program to support our home state creatives. Colorado Pilots in Progress offers an opportunity for Colorado creators to securely screen a rough cut of their pilot for constructive feedback from fellow creators and industry to help fine-tune and finalize their project. Selected creators will work with the SeriesFest team to construct a personalized post-screening feedback questionnaire. Viewers will complete an audience questionnaire for the creator to review and, at their discretion, incorporate into a final edit or future episodes. This competition is neither juried nor eligible for an audience award.
SUBMISSIONS OPEN NOW!
Please carefully review the deadlines, material requirements, and guidelines listed below and our FilmFreeway page. Fill out your applications and get your projects in before the final deadline. Have questions? Check out our Submission FAQs or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KEY DATES & FEES
OCT 01, 2023
DEC 01, 2023
JAN 11, 2024
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AWARDS & PRIZES
As an official partner of the Pilots-in-Progress program, Company 3 is awarding the selected pilot $25K in post-production in-kind services.
OUTSTANDING SERIES FORMAT DECK AWARD PRESENTED BY CANVA
SeriesFest is partnering with Canva, our Preferred Design Platform, to acknowledge the creativity and skill necessary to build the perfect series format deck. SeriesFest: Season 10 Official Selections who choose to create their series format decks on Canva will have the opportunity to win the inaugural Outstanding Series Format Deck Award, a $5,000 cash prize, for the best series format deck submission created in Canva.
Partially Produced Pilot (10-60 minutes)
Pilots must be based in and created in Colorado. Pilots should be near completion in that the structure and story arc are in place, but not yet picture locked. Unfinished versions with incomplete or temporary sound, missing scenes, no credits or titles, unfinished visual effects, etc. are all ok! When possible, please provide an on-screen description of missing elements as placeholders within the continuity of the film. You should also list other general elements that are missing or incomplete on a title card before the project begins. Make sure your project can be edited to incorporate viewer feedback after the screening!
FilmFreeway Entry Fee
Series Format Deck
All submissions must include a Series Format Deck which can either be submitted using a Canva file URL hyper linked under “Project Links” or as a PDF under “Files & Attachments” . An effective Series Format Deck introduces your project in a visually exciting and emotionally powerful way. It captures the reader’s imagination, allowing them to see the full scope of the series and embrace the characters.
The Series Format Deck should be no longer than 15 pages, must be in English, and include the following:
- Log Line
- Pilot Synopsis
- Season One Outline
- Main Character Descriptions (Up to 5)
- Tone of your series (can include no more than 2 comparisons)
- Producing Team
- Key Creatives
- Goals for your Series
- A Creator Statement that includes Why This Idea, Why Me, and Why Now?
Pilot in Progress One Sheet
Answering the following questions:
- What are the missing elements in your pilot?
- What do you need in order to complete your pilot?
- What do you hope to gain by submitting your pilot in progress?
Provide two (2) sample audience feedback questions for your pilot
Please note, entry materials will not be returned
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