Screen Producers Australia (SPA) and TikTok are thrilled to launch the ‘Got a Minute?’ pitching competition for the upcoming SCREEN FOREVER conference (16-18 February 2021).
Designed to help Australian storytellers share their unique voices and stories with the world via the exciting format of short-form mobile video content, ‘Got a Minute?’ calls for participants to submit a pilot for a high quality 10 x 1 minute series that shows that engaging stories can be told in a minute. Three finalists will be flown to the Gold Coast to pitch their series to a panel of industry experts in a mainstage session on the second day of SCREEN FOREVER (17 February 2021), where the winner will be chosen.
The winner will take home $15,000 in funding from TikTok to boost the production of their series, two project development sessions with Lee Naimo, Senior Investment Manager at Screen Australia, and a TikTok content strategy mentorship. In addition, two runners up will receive $5,000 each in production investment from TikTok along with a TikTok content strategy mentorship.
“TikTok provides an incredible opportunity for Australian filmmakers to find global audiences for their work,” said Lee Hunter, General Manager, TikTok Australia and New Zealand. “We’re committed to fostering the development of local talent on the platform and helping Australian storytellers find their feet with the short-form video format. Partnering with SPA for ‘Got a Minute’ is a way for us to invest in this creative community”.
But wait, there’s more! All finalists will also receive:
features on TikTok AUNZ's social media pages;
TikTok merchandise; and
flights, accommodation and per diem to attend SCREEN FOREVER.
Submissions for ‘Got a Minute?’ are now open and close 8 February 2021. Finalists will be notified by 12 February 2021.
Competition entries must be submitted directly using the method outlined in the T&Cs, as well as uploaded to TikTok using the hashtags #SCREENFOREVER #gotaminute.