Toronto Media Arts Centre

How to Write a Pitch

October 17, 6:00 PM

Charles Street Video

In CSV Workshop Space

You’ve been working on great film - now you have to convince others to fund it. This workshop will unpack the art of a good pitch including its essential elements and how to connect with your audience. Bring a your film ideas and get ready to turn them into a pitch!

Sherien Barsoum is a filmmaker and story consultant who is inspired by people and issues making the world a better place. Her first feature, COLOUR ME was a bold exploration of black identity narratives. Most recently, Sherien directed and produced RIDE FOR PROMISE and PLAYER ZERO, winning the HotDocs Short Film Pitch and Best Canadian Documentary at NorthWest Fest. She produced BABE, I HATE TO GO, which played top festivals internationally while nominated for a Canadian Screen Award. Sherien was the story consultant on the Oscar-shortlisted FRAME 394 and co-produced HOUSE OF Z, the first feature film bought and distributed by Condé Nast, now on Netflix. Sherien is the former Director of Programming for the Reelworld Film Festival and serves as a board member of the Documentary Organization of Canada’s Ontario Chapter.

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