Your WorldView, WorldView’s sister project for emerging filmmakers, has teamed up with Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival to host an online pitch for £1,000 to fund short films on food, in line with their ‘Thought for Food’ season.
Filmmakers will have only 3 weeks to tweet their pitch for a short film on ‘food’. The 140-character pitches will then be judged by both organisations and a shortlist of 6 will be asked to film their pitches and submit them to Your WorldView. The winner will be announced at the ‘I’ve pitched. Now what?’ session on Friday 3 May and via Twitter at the 20th Hot Docs, running from 25 April to 5 May 2013. The winner will receive a grant of £1,000 to turn their idea into a reality.
Filmmakers do not need to be present at the festival to enter – they can be anywhere in the world and only need a creative idea for a short film about food. Tweets must include the hashtag #HDWVfooddoc.
Your WorldView are asking filmmakers: What’s eating you about food? Will we have to change the way we grow, and buy, food? Should everyone stop eating meat? What does food mean to you culturally or spiritually? What are your stories behind the food we eat?
Proposed films should be no longer than 5 minutes.
The deadline for tweets is 15 April 2013.