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WIFT-T and BravoFACT are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2016 WIFT-T BravoFACT Pitch Competition.
First Place went to:
The team was awarded $50,000 towards their project and a pair of $500 WIFT-T programming passes.
Second Place went to:
The team was awarded $40,000 towards their project
Congratulations to everyone who participated and made it to the finalist round and especially to the winners of the live pitch competition.
Arlo Alone is a futuristic drama/comedy that follows Arlo, a young woman, as she comes to terms with her own loneliness in a world where in-person contact has become a rarity.
Hysteria (aka Ovary-Reacting)
Hysteria (aka Ovary-Reacting) is an action comedy about a woman who breaks up with her uterus when they disagree on when and if they will have kids, which is when the uterus stalks and attacks her.
One Day Mars
On the eve of her one-way mission to Mars, an astronaut is given one last opportunity to visit her estranged family and daughter, but can she really say goodbye to them forever?
On the night of their teenagers’ prom, three overprotective fathers find a positive pregnancy test and go on a mission to find out which one of their teens is pregnant before the end of the night.
Show & Tell
When Gamila, a 9-year-old recent Lebanese immigrant, is chosen to perform a story she wrote at an upcoming school recital she is thrilled until she realizes her family will attend wearing the Muslim head scarf/Hijab so she tries to keep the event a secret.
The Unicorn is a modern romantic comedy about Darwin, a neurotic serial monogamist who begins to question her own belief in monogamy when she is invited to have her very first threesome with a charming polyamorous couple.
Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) is proud to partner with BravoFACT on the 2016 WIFT-T BravoFACT Pitch Competition – an exciting new initiative exclusive to WIFT-T members. Teams of directors and producers are encouraged to submit their short narrative film pitches for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $70,000 from BravoFACT, and more amazing benefits! BravoFACT will review the submissions and select six pitch team finalists, who will have the chance to pitch their project in front of a jury of industry experts and a live audience on March 23 from 4-5pm. The winners will be announced at the end of the 2016 WIFT-T Showcase on March 23.
Naomi van Voorst
Administrative Coordinator, WIFT-T
Grants Administrator, BravoFACT