You already know you can pitch to us for free. But what about attending pitch fests or pitch pits — places that charge you a small (or large) fee for access to industry professionals who will consider your pitch? Are they worth it? Can you use them to your advantage?
This Episode – Pitch Fests – Are They Worth It? How to Rock Them.
There are plenty of places that offer pitch fests or pitch pits. They all vary in quality and their ability to offer you any success — and that quality even changes from year to year.
We’ve sat on both sides of the table at pitch fests — pitching (early in our career) and receiving pitches (in recent years.)
We saw so many of the same mistakes at these pitch fests it made our heads hurt (and, honestly, hurt us a little on the inside.)
So today, everything you ever wanted to know about pitch fests, including:
- Are pitch fests worth it?
- The worst mistakes you can make at pitch fests.
- Why 99.999% of attendees at pitch fests do a horrible job.
- Your chances of selling projects at pitch fests.
- How you should really define success at pitch fests.
- 4 rock solid rules to ensure pitch fests aren’t money pits.
- Why you’ll never have to pay to pitch to us.
Press the giant PLAY button above to get the inside scoop on pitch fests, and ensure that you never waste money by attending one the wrong way.
Helpful and Related Links for Pitch Fests
Storm Blog: Rating the Pitch Fests
Script Mag: Best of the
Rest Pitch Fests (good article but from a few years ago.)
Popular Pitch Fests
- West Doc Pitch Fest ($7500 cash prize)
- Real Screen (for unscripted television, also a great conference, but expensive.)
- Hollywood Pitch Festival
- Great American Screenwriting Conference and Pitch Fests
- Ink Tip Pitch and Networking Summit
Transcript coming soon!
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