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Thursday, June 19 is Film Club - Here comes the pitch!

  • Jun 19, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Greetings Film Clubbers, 

Thank you to all who attended yesterday's meet-up. It was a lively and enthusiastic gathering. As usual, Victorian filmmakers are chomping at the bit to make movies! 

For our next meet up, on ***June 19*** at Russell's Meeting Place, we will hold a "pitch session" to begin the process of choosing the next Film Club projects to work on. 

If you wish to pitch a film to the club, please prepare a 5-10(absolute max) page script, and log line (one sentence synopsis) or a 100 word or less treatment that describes your idea including setting, characters and story. Next, upload your script/treatment to this site using the 'More'/'Files' menu item on the Film Club page. A few scripts have already been submitted so take a look to see some examples. 

This project is open to all genres and project types, we are simply looking for creative ideas to work with. Feel free to explore your imagination and submit your brightest visions. Please ensure your story content respects all people regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or other bias. 

Keep in mind that ideas will be voted on and project feasibility will be a major deciding factor. Minimize your locations, characters, costumes and equipment needs, and your idea will have a better chance of being chosen. 

In addition to posting your script/concept, please attend the upcoming pitch session to present your idea and answer questions. Read all of the scripts that are posted and come prepared to vote on your favourites. Pitches will be ranked and the runner up projects may also be worked on.

Good luck writers, this promises to be an inspiring meet up!  

Happy pitching, 


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  • Nicole F.

    It was obvious that some of the people there did not have a chance to at least read most if not all the scripts that were posted on line. Sad. Next time I participate in a pitch, I will bring ALL my own scripts for the pitch -- just in case. ;)

    June 20, 2014

    • Nicole F.

      I am very happy that 2 out of the 3 that came out tops were ones that I had picked. I believe we'll have fun doing them. 1) What disconcerted me that night is that as a lipreader (I was born hearing impaired) I could tell by most people's body language in the room they had not read the posted scripts. 2) And by 3 pitches prior to my 2nd one the reaction from most people, the choices were already made, they had stopped truly listening. I know the night was longer than intended, but body language can reveal far too much information for a hearing impaired person such as myself.

      June 23, 2014

    • Brian G.

      A good point Nicole. Perhaps we should do less pitches at a time and spread it out over a few meetings. It might be hard to listen to so many in one night! Thanks for the feedback.

      June 23, 2014

  • Ira S.

    Thanks to all. I look forward to working with you on this.

    3 · June 21, 2014

  • Brian G.

    A good session, we heard 15 pitches with a variety of stories and formats. The atmosphere was friendly and informal. Pitching is not an easy exercise but I think it gets easier the more we do it.

    June 21, 2014

  • Les D.

    My first attempt to do and pitch an actual script. Listened and learned. A useful session.

    1 · June 21, 2014

  • Brian G.

    Hi all, results are posted on the discussion board and you should have received an email as well. Congrats on a good session. More to come!

    June 20, 2014

  • Michael V.

    Congrats to all the Pitchers, not easy to do, but really helps...look forward to the voting results.

    2 · June 20, 2014

    • Nicole F.

      Thanks, Mike. Yes, for the new Pitchers, it was a "shakey" moment. LOL

      June 20, 2014

  • Nicole F.

    Very interesting. Eager to get going on the filmmaking.

    June 19, 2014

  • Michele W.

    I won't be able to make either. Sorry

    June 19, 2014

  • Sarah J

    I don't think I can make it tonight but I look forward to working on the next project

    June 19, 2014

  • Andrew K.

    Sorry, it looks I can't make it that time…

    June 19, 2014

  • Michele W.

    I won't be able to be there till around 7.30pm

    June 10, 2014

  • Daniel M.

    Unfortunately Thursday's are tough for me. Maybe next time...

    June 8, 2014

  • Tony C.

    Sorry folks. I'm in a show till the end of the month.
    Hope to see you all in July.

    June 6, 2014

  • Brian G.

    hi everyone, sorry I should have mentioned this earlier. If you submitted a script but can't make it tonight, try to find someone in the group to pitch it for you. It always helps to have the writer or someone who knows the story to talk about it and answer questions. We will still look at your script if no one pitches it but the chances of it being selected are much better when you or a delegate is present. See you tonight!

    June 19, 2014

  • Michael K.

    I added a short I wrote for CineVic's FIlm Slam [like a couple of other people did 8-) .] Sorry, I won't be able to make it to the meeting to pitch it. I think it has a lot going for it though. Oh, btw, Justin doesn't have to be chocolate-brown -- I wrote it with Justin Carter in mind. Cheers, Michael.

    2 · June 15, 2014

  • Ira S.

    I added a short script.

    1 · June 14, 2014

  • Laurie G.

    I can't pitch or be really involved in shooting this summer but I'd love to watch the pitch process.

    1 · June 14, 2014

  • adam

    writing for a single location is pretty easy in a short. here are some movies that made it work for a full feature length:

    1 · June 8, 2014

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