ACM Pitch Day S18

Apr 18, 2018 | Front Page, Opportunities

ACM Pitch Day 2017

Thursday, May 3, 9:30am-11:30am @ ACM Media Center

Pitch Day is an opportunity for ACM students who would like to produce and direct an independent group or individual project during the Fall 2018 semester to pitch their creative projects (short films) to ACM faculty. Students who qualify for 399/499s creative projects are those that have completed a 400-level production course or upper-level animation course and consider this 399/499 option as a “capstone” opportunity. This year, the Academy for Creative Media will be allotting production awards to promising narrative films, animated shorts, documentaries and indigenous language films; award amounts are at the discretion of the faculty.

Sign up with the ACM Media Center Director ( for a 15-minute time slot to pitch your film, and then submit completed applications to him by 5pm on Tuesday, May 1st!

Please submit the following files electronically (either through email, Google Drive, or on a flash drive) to the ACM Media Center Director:

1) ACM 399/499 Application Form –
2) Written proposals individualized for each key crew member registering for 399/499
3) Completed Script (or Treatment Proposal for Documentaries)
4) Budget Summary Page and Fundraising Plan (1 page total)
5) Optional: A reel of previous work (5 mins. max) uploaded to Vimeo/Youtube

Come prepared to give a pitch presentation that lasts no longer than 10 minutes and be prepared to answer questions from the faculty.

If you plan to use PowerPoint/Keynote/Google Slides files as part of your presentation, you must submit those files to the ACM Media Center director by 12pm on Wednesday, May 2.

Ideally, each student who wants to register in the 399 should take part in the group project pitch. Sell us on why this project should be made. Please devote up to 3 minutes of the pitch to show reels from at least the Director and the DP of the project.

Student crews have until May 13th to secure a faculty supervisor for their projects. ACM faculty do not intend to accept any ACM 399 projects beyond this deadline for next semester, but if your project is not selected for funding students are still able to register for a 399/499 as long as a faculty supervisor is secured. Good luck!