Magazine article Screen International

Power to the Pixel Announces Projects for 2015 Pixel Market

Magazine article Screen International

Power to the Pixel Announces Projects for 2015 Pixel Market

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Power to the Pixel has announced the 35 cross-platform projects from Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia and South America set to participate in this year's The Pixel Market, a two-day finance and co-production market taking place during this year's BFI London Film Festival (Oct 7-18).

Presenters at this year's Pixel Market Finance Forum include Guy Gadney, from the Project Factory, whose digital productions include Sherlock: The Network, Alexandre Brachet of Upian, who worked on Do Not Track And Alma - A Tale Of Violence, and Christopher Sheppard from Adventure Pictures, the British company that produced Ginger & Rosa and Orlando.

From the 35 projects included, eight will compete for the ARTE International Prize for The Pixel Market, which comes with a $4,500 (euro4,000) award. Those involved will present to a panel of commissioning executives and financiers, with the winner announced at an award ceremony on October 15.

All 35 projects will be eligible for three separate awards: The POV Market Prize for best interactive non-fiction project, which comes with a $1,500 prize, the IFP Pixel Market Prize, which comes with a 6-month fellowship at the New York Media Center, and the Cinekid Pixel Market Prize, which is for projects aimed at 4-14 year olds.

Liz Rosenthal, founder & CEO of Power to the Pixel, said: "Power to the Pixel is thrilled to showcase the crème de la crème of digital content and cross-platform projects and the producers who are leading the way in doing this at The Pixel Market 2015. Creating new ways to engage and stay relevant to today's connected audiences is essential for media producers from any creative industry sector."

Clare Stewart, festival director for the BFI London Film Festival, added: "BFI London Film Festival is thrilled to partner again with Power to the Pixel for the 9th year. The Pixel Market and Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum are essential events for filmmakers and artists working on cross-media and interactive projects."


In competition:

. 6x9 Francesca Panetta, The Guardian (UK)

. Elemented Emily Paige, e.d.Films (CA)

. OffSides Alexandre Brachet, Upian (FR)

. OH MOSCOW Christopher Sheppard & Anna Jancsó, Adventure Pictures Ltd. (HU / UK)

. Streamers Hughes Sweeney, National Film Board of Canada (CA)

. The Suspect Guy Gadney, The Project Fatory (AU)

. WAIT FOR ME Michel Reilhac, MELANGE (FR) & Robert Cibis, Oval Film Gmbh (DE)

. Who is Terence Prendergast?: A Choose Your Own Documentary Fernando Gutierrez de Jesus (ES), Sam Smail (UK) & Nathan Penlington (UK), CYOD Ltd. …

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