Pitch Guidelines

Festival Guidelines

The Sonscreen Film Festival meticulously assesses each film and screenplay submission, reaching a final consensus based on a set of subjective criteria and requirements. A select group of highly qualified films are chosen to be screened at the festival as the Official Selections.
The competition is open to students of recognized educational institutions.

To prepare for your pitch, consider watching these videos of winning pitches from past years by Michaela Hounslow and Ashton Weiss.
-Watch Michaela's pitch (2022 winner)-Watch Ashton's pitch (2023 winner)

The top five submissions will be invited to pitch to a professional jury during the festival. Judges will be looking for a thorough pitch including: budget, audience, marketing, and distribution. Should your pitch be selected as a finalist, you will need to register for a festival pass (if you have not done so already).

Cash prizes will be awarded to the winning pitches
• First place: $3,500
• Second place: $1,500
• Third place: $750

The deadline to enter the pitch competition (& submit your pitch deck) is: March 26, 2024, 11:59 p.m. PDT

You must upload your pitch deck and related materials (e.g. proof of concept, budget, attached talent, etc.) at the link below by the deadline: March 26, 2024

Submission Requirements:
Link to upload materials will be provided upon registration.

Your pitch deck must include:
• Budget
• Logline and synopsis
• Any attached crew or talent
• Artwork (poster or concept sketches)

Optional materials include:
• Proof of concept
• Trailer
• Storyboards

If you have any questions, or experience problems uploading your files, please contact us at sonscreen@nadadventist.org.

Good luck!
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Columbia, MD 21046-1565, USA
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