Eight projects have been shortlisted by a jury of broadcasters and industry professionals for a chance to win $10,000 at the Gimli Film Festival.
On Screen Manitoba is leading the 2011 Rogers $10,000 Pitch, which awards the winner of the best project with some hard-earned cash.
The finalists are:
Arranged — Hersh Seth
Art School Warrior — John B. Lowe
Brad Even Paler — Quinn Greene
Dances With Daughter — Carson Nattrass
Legacies — Adam Bumbolo, David Evans
Man In The Trunk — Benjamin Aytona, Aaron Graham, Adam Smoluk
Sketchy — Shannon Guile, Jane Testar, Garth Merkeley, Ryan Miller, Jacqueline Loewen
Small Balls –John B. Lowe
Participants will have only three minutes to convey a compelling story and convince the jury that their idea should win. Following each pitch the jury will have four minutes to offer feedback and ask questions. After all the pitches are completed the jury will deliberate and announce the winner.
The public can watch and cheer on their favourite project on Friday, July 22 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Gimli Theatre.