MIPJunior Introduces International Pitch Contest

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To celebrate its 20th anniversary, international children’s global content market MIPJunior is launching a new competition. Designed to discover the next big brand in kids’ entertainment content, The MIPJunior International Pitch Contest will select projects based on the following:

  • Potential for TV and multi-platform brand extension.
  • Originality and overall appeal in storytelling techniques, characters, look, story and themes.
  • Potential to target international audiences.
  • Applicants must hold copyrighted ownership on the material properties participating in the competition.
  • Submissions are open to any size of production companies and developers. You can submit either an animation or live action based project.

The six finalists will present their projects in a live pitch session during MIPJunior on Saturday 6 October and will be invited to take part in a “Meet the Jury” session for feedback following the Live Pitch. The Jury will pick a winner to receive a €2,500 value prize and worldwide visibility for his/her project. The deadline for submissions is August 24. Finalists will be announced in mid-September. The live pitch will be held on October 6 at MIPJunior, in Cannes, France.

The Judges for the event are:

President: Andy Heyward, Co-founder and CEO, A Squared Entertainment, U.S.

  • Helen Mc Aleer, Chief Global Development Officer, The Walker Books Group and Managing Director, Walker Productions, UK
  • Morgann Favennec, Head of Children Programms, M6, France
  • Emmanuel Franck, SVP of Filmed & TV Entertainment, Ankama, France
  • Anna Rafferty, Managing Director, Penguin Digital, UK
  • Brad Schultz, Head of Video, Mind Candy, US

The prizes are:

  • A one-on-one meeting with a buyer during the main networking event (7 October 2012)
  • Editorial coverage of the winning project in the MIPCOM Daily News (reach: 24,500 industry executives)
  • Editorial coverage on MIPJunior web site and on MIPBlog plus visibility through the competitions’ partners
  • Free submission of the winning programme to the MIPJunior 2013 Digital Library
  • For more info, visit http://www.mipworld.com/en/mipjunior/competitions/mipjunior-pitch/

MIPJunior 2012

MIPJunior 2012