CALLING ALL FILMMAKERS –
Crazy8s wants to see your brilliant short film idea!
PITCH REGISTRATION & INFO SESSION
Sunday, Dec. 12th 12pm - 4pm
1181 Seymour Street
Crazy8s is once again inviting applicants to submit their short film idea in a 5-minute video pitch.
To submit a pitch you must register in person at the Pitch Registration & Info Session Dec. 12 at the Vancity Theatre (or send a representative.) Video pitches will be due Jan. 10, 2011.
The top 40 video pitches will be selected to pitch in-person to a jury of industry professionals on Jan. 28th & 29th, 2011.
12 finalists will be paired with a professional story editor to craft their script before presenting it again to the jury.
Based on the strength of the finished scripts, 6 winners will be chosen.
Crazy8s winners will receive $800 and a production package worth tens of thousands of dollars – everything they need to make their film – in just 8 Crazy days!
Production and post-production will take place from March 25 – April 1, 2011.
Finished films will be screened at a gala event at the Vogue Theatre April 9, 2011.
SCHEDULE FOR THE PITCH REGISTRATION & INFO SESSION, DEC. 12 (at the Vancity Theatre)
12pm – 1pm: PITCH REGISTRATION
Registration to submit a video pitch will take place from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm on a first come first serve basis at the Vancity Theatre at the Vancouver International Film Centre. Space is limited.
Application fee of $50 (cash or cheque payable to Crazy8s Film Society) and completed application form should be brought to the registration session.
Download application form at www.crazy8s.cc
1pm – 4pm: CRAZY8s PITCH INFO SESSION
Following the registration, there will be an invaluable Crazy8s Info Session in the Vancity Theatre. Up to 2 participants per registered team may attend.
At the Crazy8s Info Session, filmmakers will hear from event producers Erik Paulsson and Marc Stephenson about what's expected from the video pitch, how the selection process works, and what to expect in terms of support if their project is selected. There will be a screening of both the video-taped pitches and the finished films for several successful past Crazy8s projects. Filmmakers will also hear from past pitch panel judges and/or past Crazy8s filmmakers about participating in Crazy8s and what makes for a great Crazy8s project and a great Crazy8s pitch.
An industry pitch expert will also give a Pitching Workshop on the secrets to successful pitching.
"Crazy8s is truly the single best way in BC to launch your career."
-Zach Lipovsky, who won a spot on the Speilberg reality show "On The Lot" with his Crazy8s film "Crazy Late", signed as a Director with Verve Talent in LA, and is now directing commercials and developing feature projects with Warner Bros, DC Comics and Telefilm
Crazy 8s Is made possible with the generous support of our sponsors and supporters:
Telefilm Canada, British Columbia Film, CBC Television
Directors Guild of Canada – BC, IATSE 891, ACFC West Local 2020 CEP
Heenan Blaikie LLP, Jones Brown Insurance, William F. White, Finale Editworks, Paperny Films,
Melissa Perry Casting, Sharpe Sound Studios, CFTPA – BC Producers Branch, PS Productions Services, Paramount, Technicolour, Lorne Lapham Sales and Rentals, Parallel Rentals, DBC Sound,
Post Modern Sound, The Tape House, Line 21 Media Services, Omni Film, Sim Video,
Budget Car & Truck Rental, 8Fold Music, Soundtrax, 24 Hours, 100.5 The PEAK, Reverie Arts
Union of BC Performers, Nuba, Vancouver Prop & Costume, The Celluloid Social Club, Bridge Studios,
Black Dog Video, Biz Books, City of Vancouver, Annex Pro, Festival Cinemas, Platform, The Flower Factory,
Columbia Academy, Van East Graphics, Cineworks