FAQS

WHAT SHOULD I PITCH? 

Participants should pitch an original idea. No adaptations are allowed unless the original idea is your own in another form, i.e. book, play, short story, article, etc. or you are a co-writer, or if you can verify that the source material is in public domain and not protected through any copyright law.

CAN I PITCH WITH A PARTNER

Yes, you may pitch with your partner/co-writer. You should plan together in advance how you will use your time.

CAN SOMEONE ELSE I KNOW PITCH MY IDEA?

No.  Unless they are a co-writer/creator.  The idea must be pitched by the generator of the idea who will be executing the idea if the pitch wins the Fayetteville Film Prize.

CAN I BRING VISUAL AIDS OR PROPS OR WEAR A COSTUME?

No props, no theatrics, no screenplays, no teleplays, no business cards, no handouts and no recordings. If you wish to share business cards, please do at a different time, not during the Pitch Session. We thank you for respecting this request.  No costumes are allowed.

HOW WILL THE PITCH SESSIONS WORK?

If you are selected for the finalist pitch event, you will be notified and you will need to confirm that you are accepting your pitch slot.  You’ll want to arrive early to check in and file your Pitch Release Form.  You’ll be invited in to the venue for our structured but relaxed round of pitches for the panel of industry professionals, your fellow pitch finalists and an invited audience.  Each finalist will be allotted 4 minutes.  During that time, you will present your prepared pitch and then be ready to answer any question that our panel has for you.  Time permitting, the panel may also provide some feedback to you about your pitch at this time.