ATF Chinese Pitch 2020 is the premier Asian pitching competition for creators and producers of innovative concepts for new and original scripts for the development of a theatrical/online movie (Pitch 1), and an online drama series (Pitch 2).

This is the platform to showcase and expose ideas for export to and development in all Chinese-speaking territories.

Open to all creators and producers from across the globe.

English scripts are accepted!

THEATRICAL/ ONLINE MOVIE PITCH

ONLINE DRAMA SERIES PITCH

Win S$3,500

With the potential to get your script bought for S$15,000!

* English entries will be translated into Chinese, as all finished production is targeted at Chinese-speaking territories globally. Please read the Rules & Regulations / FAQ on further information regarding language matters.

IMPORTANT DATES

Call for entries opens online: 28 July 2020

Deadline for treatment submission (Round 1): 28 September 2020

Announcement of Semi-Finalists: 6 October 2020

Deadline for Semi-Finalists to submit Full Script*: 31 October 2020 (English script) / 7 November 2020 (Chinese script)

Announcement of finalists: 16 November 2020

Pitch Rehearsal meeting for finalists: 1 December 2020

Final Live Pitch: 2 December 2020 

DEFINITIONS

  • Logline (Max 30 Words)
    A brief (usually one-sentence) summary of a programme / film that states the central conflict of the story, often providing both a synopsis of the story's plot.
  • Synopsis (Max 500 Words)
    A brief summary of the major points of a subject or written work or story.
  • Treatment (Max 5000 Words)
    A piece of prose, typically the step between scene cards (index cards) and the first draft of a screenplay for a motion picture, programme or radio play. It is generally longer and more detailed than an outline (or one-page synopsis), and it may include details of directorial style that an outline omits.
  • Character breakdown
    A detailed analysis of the character development in the work or play, ranging from the character functions, emotions to their backgrounds.
  • Detailed budget
    A realistic approach to shooting budget from pre-production to post-production.
  • Target audience
    The intended audience or viewers for a certain work / programme.

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