From a media release:
Quebecor, in collaboration with C2 Montreal, invites all television and film media creators and designers to a formidable challenge: to pitch “the” big idea that could give rise to a new TV format thatâ€™s likely to appeal to producers and â€” who knows? â€” possibly reach across the planet!
TheÂ P.I.T.C.HÂ competition offers an unprecedented opportunity to put daring, innovation and imagination in the spotlight! Open to all designers â€” professional or not â€” aged 18 and older, Canadian citizens residing in Quebec,Â P.I.T.C.HÂ wants to showcase the breadth and strength of Quebecâ€™s audiovisual creativity. Non-scripted television formats, original and unpublished, as long as the intellectual property is fully owned by the individual submitters, will be eligible.
ThreeÂ P.I.T.C.HÂ grants will offer something to inspire participants. The first prize consists ofÂ a $25,000 development grantÂ offered by the Quebecor Fund. The second prize, offered by Armoza Formats, entitles the recipient to participate in the April 2016 MIPFormats in Cannes. The third prize will be a four-week development course with the QMI Content Creation team.
Will the nextÂ La Voix,Â Les enfants de la tÃ©lÃ©Â orÂ Lâ€™amour est dans le prÃ©Â come from Quebec? Thatâ€™s theÂ P.I.T.C.HÂ competition challenge!
To enter theÂ P.I.T.C.HÂ competition, simply submit an outline of a TV format by April 15, 2015.
Proposals will be evaluated under the supervision of Quebecor. Selected finalists will then be retained for four weeks to work on and submit their presentations to a jury of five public figures from the audiovisual industry in Quebec and abroad during the 2015 edition of C2 Montreal, to be held from May 26 to 28.
For more details, visitÂ www.pitchformat.com.