BVEW/CANON’S NATIONAL FILM PITCH COMPETITION
The purpose of Big Vision Empty Wallet’s National Film Pitch Competition is to find the next great feature film and GET IT MADE! Our Grand Prize, valued over $100,000 is designed to help our winner collect all of the tools necessary to make their proposed feature. VIEW ALL PRIZE INFORMATION HERE!
THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER //
THE ETIQUETTE OF SEXTING submitted by Avery Pearson, Adam Risbridger, and Kyle Welton
ONLINE VOTING WINNER //
STRANGER COMES submitted by Morgan Faust
Russell Carpenter – Academy Award-Winning Cinematographer, Titanic; Maureen Ryan – Producer, Academy Award-Winning Documentary Man on Wire, Project Nim; Heather Matarazzo – Actress, Welcome to the Dollhouse (Independent Spirit Award); Rik Cordero – Award Winning Commercial, Film and Music Video Director; Alexander Buono - Academy Award Nominated Producer and Cinematographer, 10-year veteran Saturday Night Live; June Diane Raphael – writer and star of upcoming feature Ass Backwards, writer Bride Wars.
2011 SCREENWRITING COMPETITION
The winners of 2011′s Screenwriting Competition were decided by a panel of judges, including New York Times Bestselling author Luanne Rice , J.C. Chandor, Writer/Director of Margin Call, and Emmy, Peabody, and Academy Award-winning Director/Writer Robert Levi.
The winners were:
Death in Gujarat by Christopher J. Baier
The King of 46th Street by Elia Cholakis and James Rejent
Black Diamond by Karen Marie Howland
MUSIC VIDEO COMPETITIONS
Our past music video competitions were held regionally culminating in a live finale in NYC. In 2011 we received over 120,000 votes to select the online winner from the Top 10 videos. We crowned the winners at a live event in NYC attended by industry professionals and our judges from MTV. The winner received a prize package sponsored by Broadway Video Digital Media, Simon & Schuster and Bantam, among other companies.
“Adelai” by LohioSubmitted by Thom Glunt, director/writer
“Objects of Desire” by Ninja Sex PartySubmitted by Dan Avidan, performer/ninja
“Hustler” by Culture Prophet
Submitted by G.F. Morini writer/director/editor
Our 1st Annual Music Video Competition culminated in a live event in December 2009 at Fontana’s in NYC. The winner was “Brittney Lane Don’t Care,” directed by Thom Glunt.
F*CK VALENTINES DAY FILM COMPETITION
The winner was Valentine by Incendiary Entertainment.
SHORT HORROR FILM COMPETITION
We received over 120,000 votes on our competition page narrowing down the Top 10 films. We crowned the winners at a live event in NYC attended by over 100 industry professionals. The winner received a prize package sponsored by Broadway Video Digital Media, Simon & Schuster and Bantam, among other companies.
The winner was Beautiful as You Are by Mary-Katherine Sisco.
VIRAL COMEDY VIDEO COMPETITION
The Viral Comedy Video Competition launched in June 2011. Sponsors included Atom.com, B&H & Production Junction. We received over 20,000 hits per day on our competition page while viewers voted to narrow down the films to the Top 10.
The winner was At the Porno Shop by Michael Rehfield.