The Art of the Pitch: Know Your Audience | Know Your Project | Know Your Ask
It doesn't matter what part of the process you are at, filmmakers are always pitching someone: investors, actors, programmers, distributors. Your pitch can make or break your film. Learn the essentials elements of a pitch by watching two Chicago-based projects live pitch to executive producers Eddie Linker of Forager Films and DeAnna Cooper of Elston Films and receive feedback on their projects. Winners of the 2015 Chicago International Film Festival’s The Pitch, Amelia Dellos and Eric Anderson will present the pitch for their film Oriole Park, which is currently under review and CAA. Then director Oriana Oppice pitches The Sunshine Girls, which was a semi-finalist in the Moondance Screenplay Competition.
Moderated by producer and IFP Executive Director Nicole Bernardi-Reis, the panel will include an audience Q&A.