ATF FORMATS PITCH

New Ideas. New Talent. New Formats.

The ATF Formats Pitch is the premier formats pitching competition for creators and producers of new and original, unscripted (non-fiction) entertainment formats. 

This is a platform to flaunt the best of Asia and expose ideas for development and export within the region, and the world.

NEW IDEAS. NEW TALENT. NEW FORMATS.

This could be your chance of a lifetime to be the next hit on reality TV!

The winner will receive S$3,500 in cash to develop the idea.

IMPORTANT DATES

Call for entries opens online: May 20, 2020

Deadline for entries: October 11, 2020

Announcement of finalists: October 26, 2020

SELECTION CRITERIA

Selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Capability to translate & travel globally
  • 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, game shows, and studio entertainment
  • Potential to travel as a format to countries worldwide
  • Projects must be new and original format concepts

JUDGES

JUSTIN DEIMEN
PRESIDENT, PRODUCTION & ACQUISITION
108 MEDIA

CARLOTTA ROSSI SPENCER
HEAD OF FORMAT ACQUISITIONS
BANIJAY GROUP

MIKE BEALE
MANAGING DIRECTOR,
GLOBAL CREATIVE NETWORK
ITV STUDIOS

NOMIN CHINBAT
CEO
MONGOLTV

SHIGEKO CINDY CHINO
ASSOCIATE MANAGING DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
NIPPON TV

HWANG JIN WOO
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT  EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
SOMETHING SPECIAL

MICHEL RODRIGUE
CEO & PARTNER
THE FORMAT PEOPLE INC

JUSTIN SCROGGIE
CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER & PARTNER
THE FORMAT PEOPLE

PITCH READS

A FORMAT THAT BONDS GENERATIONS

9 Jul 2020
By: Lulu S V Mendoza

GAME SHOWS: BEFORE, DURING & AFTER COVID-19

29 Jun 2020
By: K7 Media

REJECTION TAKES GAMMY ON PATH TO SUCCESS

10 Mar 2020
By Yuuka Ng

TIPS TO WIN

BiTE SiZE MASTERCLASS:
Justin Scroggie, CCO & Partner, The Format People

Formats / Unscripted  |  Part 1

  • As a judge, what are you looking for in a pitch?
  • What are audiences looking for in a new format?  

BiTE SiZE MASTERCLASS:
Justin Scroggie, CCO & Partner, The Format People

Formats / Unscripted  |  Part 2

  • Should you go for a mainstream idea, or a more unique / niche one? 
  • What are the most common mistakes people make in a pitch?
  • What practical preparations should you make for a pitch? 

BiTE SiZE MASTERCLASS:
Justin Scroggie, CCO & Partner, The Format People

Formats / Unscripted  |  Part 3

  • What are your top 3 points for the perfect pitch?
  • What are the advantages of pitching a format at international events such as ATF?

2019 WINNER

DON’T BLOCK THE NUMBERS
Genre: Game Show
Company: Gamaliel Paulus S. (Gammy)
Country/ Region: Indonesia

2019 FINALISTS

THE 25TH TIME ZONE
Genre: Music Reality
Company: HUNAN TV
Country/ Region: China

GET REKT
Genre: Reality Competition
Company: Sera Film Services
Country/ Region: Turkey

DON’T BLOCK THE NUMBERS
Genre: Game Show
Company: Gamaliel Paulus S. (Gammy)
Country/ Region: Indonesia

THE GACHA GACHA SHOW
Genre: Food Competition
Company: TV Asahi Production
Country/ Region: Japan

THE AUCTION
Genre: Game Show
Company: David Ben Ari - Puzzle Media
Country/ Region: Israel

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