NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Since 2011, the New Orleans Film Festival’s South Pitch has provided a unique opportunity for filmmakers from across the American South to pitch their next film production to a panel of industry judges. This year’s program will feature two tracks: South Pitch Narrative presented by Warner Bros. Discovery and South Pitch Documentary. The winning narrative pitch will receive an ‘invitation only’ opportunity to apply for an artist grant from Warner Bros. Discovery’s content innovation hub, OneFifty (onefifty.com). The winning documentary pitch will receive a $10,000 cash prize. Winners will be announced during the NOFF Awards Brunch on Sunday, November 6. 

South Pitch events are open to the public. I’ve included full details below – would love your help in spreading the word!

South Pitch Talent Guide can be found HERE.

SOUTH PITCH DOCUMENTARY

Friday, November 4

1:30 – 3:30 p.m. 

The New Orleans Jazz Market

Finalists and the projects they will pitch include: 

·         Andy Sarjahani & Jennifer Samani – Iranian Hillbilly (Documentary Feature)

·         Carl Harrison Jr. – Eve’s Garden (Documentary Short)

·         Colleen Thurston & Niketa Reed – Drowned Land (Documentary Feature)

·         Gabriela Díaz Arp – Matininó (Documentary Feature)

·         Matthew Hashiguchi & Anjanette Levert – The Only Doctor (Documentary Feature)

·         Rebekah Fergusson – God Sent Us Alan (Documentary Feature)

SOUTH PITCH NARRATIVE PRESENTED BY WARNER BROS.

Friday, November 4

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. 

The New Orleans Jazz Market

Finalists and the projects they will pitch include:

·         Asad Farooqui – Boundaries (Narrative Feature)

·         Chris Molina – Fallen Fruit (Narrative Feature)

·         Ebony Blanding – Hallelujah Night (Narrative Feature)

·         Elo Santa Maria – Moonbeams (Narrative Short)

·         Luke Harris – Tambou (Narrative Feature)

·         Maya Pen – Flammable Water (Narrative Feature)

For more details on this year’s participants and their projects, see here.