Think beyond the norm,
let your creativity run wild,
embrace new technologies
and take bold risks to create
something truly innovative!
Submit your original short program pitch and be one of the 20 selected to showcase your project to industry leaders in the metaverse of Newen Studios !
Advance to the final round and present your project live on stage at the prestigious Series Mania Festival in France !
20 projects are selected to move forward
Pitching session in the metaverse
3 projects are selected to move forward
Final Pitching sessions & Award Ceremony
(during the Series Mania festival)
President of the Jury
CEO, Newen Studios
EVP acquisitions and international coproductions
NEWEN CONNECT (Distribution)
LEONIS PRODUCTIONS (FRANCE)
JOI PRODUCTIONS (UK)
DAI-DAI FILMS (FRANCE)
DE MENSEN (BELGIUM)
Head of aquisition and coproduction
TF1 STUDIO (FRANCE)
A pitch is a short, concise presentation of a film, television series or other creative project. Its purpose is to give a general overview of the plot, characters and main themes, as well as why it is different and interesting.
In this contest, you have to pitch an original short program. It means that it could be any story, as long as it is short (between 5 and 25 min) and original (work that you created yourself and not derived from pre-existing material). It could be anything from a series pilot, to a short film, a documentary, an innovative format never seen before… Be bold !
For this contest, we only accept PDF format for your project pitch.
Your pitch material should be :
You do not necessarily have to plan to shoot your project in English, but your pitch documents should be in English or in French, and you oral presentation should be in English in order to be evaluated by our international jury.
Please note that during the presentation, there will be no opportunity to play sound. Clickable links are also not supported by our platform, so be sure to avoid including them in your presentation.
Let your imagination be your only limit and aim to be bold in your ideas. We look forward to seeing your creative and innovative projects!
The theme for this year's contest is “New Worlds”.
Don't be afraid to use new technologies such as artificial intelligence or innovative immersive formats, and to break the conventions of the audiovisual world. We will reward boldness and ingenuity.
Since this contest is co-financed by the Europe Creative Media Program, it is open to all residents of European countries taking part in the Europe Creative Media Program (find the complete list here), aged 18 and above.
Are you a film/TV student or professional, a member of a film association, or simply creative ? Do you have a short program project that you believe has the potential to be successful ? Then this contest is for you. It is an opportunity to showcase your talent and get noticed by top industry professionals.
For more information, please read our Terms & Conditions.
You may submit a project that is the result of the work of several people, but maximum 2 members of the team will be able to represent the team on the day of the pitch.
Only 1 submission by group/person is accepted.
Newen will take care of the accommodation (booking and expenses) for the people invited to present their project at Series Mania during the final round, with a limit of 2 people per project group.
Additionally, Newen will reimburse, upon submission of the relevant receipts, transportation expenses up to a limit of 300€ per participant. Participants will be responsible for organizing and making their own travel arrangements.
In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, we encourage participants to prioritize train travel.
For more information, please read our Terms & Conditions.
Newen Studios, a subsidiary of the TF1 group, is a major fast growing European player in audiovisual production and distribution, with a multi-genre strategy (drama, film, animation, TV movie, documentary, non-scripted…). It is the studio behind Marie-Antoinette, Plus Belle la Vie, Opéra, Ici Tout commence / Where it all begins, Mysterious Cities of Gold, Versailles, Insiders, Christian, Dough, El Cid, The Spectacular, White Sands and many more !
Deeply rooted in 11 countries, the group has more than 50 creative labels and a passionate overall team of 600 people each bringing their unique expertise.
Shows produced by Newen Studios are exported globally alongside a curated slate of third party programming, thanks to its distribution subsidiary Newen Connect whose activities help to shine a light on European content.
The Newen Meta Sky is the first immersive experience for creating, financing, and distributing programs. Launched during the Cannes Film Market last May, it is a virtual marketplace dedicated to European creators and producers. This Metaverse is a virtual space composed of several rooms for work and creation, located in a Zeppelin that flies in the sky of European capitals. As the first European Meta Hub for program production and distribution, this project is part of the desire of the group and its shareholder TF1 to accelerate access for our teams and partners to the dynamics of innovation that will drive the future of the audiovisual and film market. It is supported by the European Union's Europe Creative Media program.
Get on board our NEWEN META SKY and challenge your creativity in our metaverse by pitching your original short program project to a panel of professionals using your avatar.
This program is co-funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or Europe Creative Media. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.
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We have created a virtual immersive universe, easy to access on a simple invitation, with only a laptop and an internet connection. Warning : using Google Chrome is highly recommended.