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Ottawa Animation Festival Pitch This! Deadline Extended

Canadian animators have until August 23 to submit their project proposals for the upcoming TAC forum kids' show pitching competition.

The submission deadline for Canadian projects has been extended to August 23 for Pitch THIS!, the Ottawa Animation Festival and TAC industry forum's signature opportunity to show off your new project!

What are you waiting for? Here's your chance to get that great kids show idea out of your head and onto a screen. It's not too late! The new deadline is August 23. Read up on all the details then send your Pitch THIS! proposal to

TEN pitches will be selected and the creators will be paired with industry mentors who will help them develop their ideas. All ten pitches will be presented on Wednesday, September 25th for final selection. Two finalists will be selected to take the stage and compete for the coveted grand prize at the official Pitch THIS! event on Thursday, September 26th. The finalists will pitch to a panel of platform execs and the entire TAC audience, which will include over 350 potential buyers and financiers within the industry.

Azarin Sohrabkhani, director of industry programming at the OIAF, commented, “The OIAF can’t wait to see the fresh, Canadian ideas that come to this year’s Pitch This! We’ve partnered with Digital Dimension, a Montreal-based studio that is providing the successful pitch with a $5,000 cash prize, as well as software and legal services from returning partners. This package is designed to provide the successful pitch with all the ingredients to get their idea off the ground.”

Source: Ottawa International Animation Festival

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