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Crafting a Pitch That Hooks: Film Columbus Workshop 04

Quick Summary: Master the art of pitching with a hands-on workshop. Craft a compelling pitch for your project! Limited spots, all levels welcome.

Date and time

Starts on Friday, September 29 · 4pm EDT


OHD Studios
350 W Johnstown Rd
Columbus, OH 43230

About This Event

Pitching your vision to funders and collaborators requires having an array of elements at the ready. In this hands-on weekend workshop, filmmaker and designer Jenny Deller will show you what you need in your toolkit and how to craft a powerful and professional pitch.
Learn the latest ideas helping writers, directors, and producers advance their projects, and get your pitch off to a great start this fall. The workshop is made up of three sessions, giving attendees a chance to work on their pitch between sessions. Each day will include a Q&A plus feedback or small group work. All levels are welcome. It is limited to 25 participants.

Session 1 – Friday, September 29, 4-6pm: The Pitch Deck – Jenny will walk you through 5 simple steps to help you pre-visualize and pitch your film, commercial, music video or series. See examples and learn basic concepts, tips and resources to design effective presentations.

Session 2 – Saturday, September 30, 2-5pm: The Logline & More – Even if you’re a visual thinker, a filmmaker’s written materials are indispensable tools of the trade. This session will help you sell your vision in decks, grant applications and emails.

Session 3 – Sunday, October 1, 2-5pm: The Live Pitch – Whether you’re competing in a pitch event or talking to someone at a party, there is an art to speaking about your project. This session will demystify how to communicate clearly and authentically and hopefully alleviate the jitters some of us get when presenting our projects.

Short filmmaker? Episodic writer? Documentarian? Animator? Podcaster? This workshop is for you!

The Film Columbus Pitch Contest will be taking place in November. This workshop is the PERFECT primer to get your pitch in shape for this year’s contest. More information coming on the Pitch Contest soon.

Film Columbus Workshops are brought to you by the Greater Columbus Arts Council and Gateway Film Center.

Cost: $35 for all three sessions, $20 for students. This workshop will not be recorded.


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