MIPFormats International Pitch opens call for entries
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Thu, 15 Dec 2016 09:59

The 2017 MIPFormats International Pitch has opened their call for entries. The pitching competition is open to creators and producers of innovative non-scripted entertainment formats. The projects must be submitted before February 2017, and will take place in Cannes during MIPFormats, 1 to 2 April.

Pitch your new format concept in front of an audience of international format decision-makers.

Backed for the third time by all3media International, the distribution arm of the UK’s leading TV production group, the MIPFormats International Pitch is the industry’s top-flight pitching competition for creators and producers of innovative non-scripted entertainment formats.

The winner will receive a €5 000 cash prize and a €15 000 value package to further develop the pitched idea making it ready to pitch to broadcasters.


Selection will be based on the following criteria:
• Creativity
• Originality
• Innovation
• Capacity of returning for multiple series

The selected projects will also have to be:

• Well structured, tightly formatted.
• Fitting in the following genres of non-scripted formats: entertainment, factual entertainment, gameshows, and studio entertainment.
• Potential to travel as a format to countries small and large.
• Projects must be new and original format concepts which have not been commissioned or broadcast on linear television or non linear television yet and for which the worldwide format rights are still available.


• 8 December 2016: Call for entries opens online.
• 17 February 2017: Deadline for entries.
• Mid-March 2017: Finalists official announcement.
• Sunday 2 April 2017: Pitching at MIPFormats, Palais des Festivals, Cannes.

“The MIPFormats International Pitch was our springboard to the world of TV formats. Attending MIPFormats for the first time, we were amazed to discover a completely new world of marketing opportunities and priceless exposure to countless content buyers from all over the world. In one given moment we were able to expose our content to more relevant people than we could have in years of work. We left the conference event with a vast and extensive knowledge and important business connections.” Liraz Mia Shagrir, owner, Liraz Casting, Israel.

Submit you entry here.

For more information visit the MIPformats website.

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