AFM, People’s Choice Create ‘Favorite Film Pitch’ Contest

Winners will be voted on by producers and the public.

The People’s Choice Awards and the American Film Market have teamed to create the "Favorite Film Pitch" contest.


The competition will provide industry professionals attending the AFM, running Nov. 4-11, with the opportunity to get their pitches in front of producers, distributors and the voting public.


Submissions to the Favorite Film Pitch contest will be recorded live Nov. 7-10 on a mini-set at the American Film Market. Each pitch will be limited to two-and-a-half minutes.


Afterward, the AFM will assemble a group of industry leaders to select five finalists.


Their pitches will be posted on following CBS’ broadcast of "The People’s Choice Awards" in early January.


In addition to receiving the Favorite Film Pitch award, the winner will also receive an AFM 2010 package that includes full access for two to the AFM, including seminars and conferences; airfare for two to Los Angeles; hotel for five nights in Santa Monica; and scheduled meetings with producers and distributors.