We’re off to MIPTV, are you?

This week we’re taking a quick visit to MIPTV in Cannes! Power to the Pixel’s CEO & Founder, Liz Rosenthal, and our new Programme Producer, Elizabeth Swift, will be heading over to talk all things cross-media from 7 – 9 April.

If you’re registered with The Creative Europe Media Stands, please sign up for a breakfast session we’re presenting at The Majestic Hotel on Tuesday 8 April from 8.30 – 9.30am, Financing Cross-Media and Innovation. We’ll be joined by experts Valerie Creighton, President & CEO of Canada Media Fund and Milena Bonse, commissioner for the ZDF`s “Das kleine Fernsehspiel”, and ZDF New Media.

See you there!

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We’ve extended the deadline for applications to The Pixel Lab!

Looks like it’s your lucky day – we’re accepting submissions to The Pixel Lab right up until 18.00bst this Thursday 3 April. Spanning three months, The Pixel Lab is the best place to learn the skills needed to stay relevant to a changing audience in today’s connected world. Through a combination of 1-2-1 meetings, case study analysis, pitch training and group work, participants will be mentored by media greats including:

Want to get some first hand knowledge from the legends? Now’s your chance! Download an application form and apply by Thursday, 3 April 18.00bst!

PttP Heads to Bulgaria and Bavaria

PttP’s Liz Rosenthal is off to the Sofia Meetings, 13-16 March, one of the Balkans’ main co-production markets taking place at The Sofia International Film Festival. You can catch Liz at 16.15 on 14 March at her presentation Adventures in Cross Media Storytelling: Adapting to Stay Relevant to Changing Audiences and at The Creative Europe Session with Soon-Mi Peten and Kamen Balkanski from the MEDIA Programme of the European Union at 14.30 on the same day.

Liz will also be attending Cartoon 360, in Munich at this new pitching event helping to develop animated cross-media projects. Catch Liz on 25 & 26 March as one of twenty experts giving direct feedback and advice to a selection of the 21 up-and-coming animated cross-media projects taking part.  Find out more on the Cartoon 360 website!

The Cross-Media Forum dates announced!

We’re delighted to announce that Power to the Pixel’s Cross-Media Forum will take place on the 7-10 October 2014! Held in association with the 58th BFI London Film Festival, this is the ultimate showcase of ideas, people and projects changing the face of media and the place to learn how to adapt to stay relevant to digital change.

This year we’ll focus in on finance models from around the world, bringing together the main commissioners, funders and backers of the newest entertainment and cross-media formats.

Stay tuned for Pixel Market application deadlines and ticket release dates! But in the meantime, check out what went down in the 2013 edition here.

Psst – need an earlier cross-media fix? Why not apply for The Pixel Lab 2014? Application deadline 28 March 2014, 18.00 BST!

Download the Think Tank Report 2013 now!

We’re delighted to announce that the Think Tank Report for 2013 is now available for your reading pleasure at The Pixel Report. On the final day of our annual Cross-Media Forum we got together at the IPA headquarters with representatives from IndieFlix, Tribeca Film Institute, Xbox Entertainment Studios, ITVS, Canada Media Fund, Bell Fund, YouTube, BBC, Arts Council England and more to discuss the future of the media industry.

We’ve compiled the findings from the day into the Think Tank Report which is free to download. So go on – treat yourself to this year’s hottest read at The Pixel Report now!

 

We’re now accepting applications to The Pixel Lab 2014!

Want to maximise the potential of your IP, become more competitive in the international marketplace, form new partnerships and advance your business acumen? The Pixel Lab is just the ticket!

Now in it’s 5th year, The Pixel Lab is a project-focused development workshop designed to improve the creative, financial and business skills of its participants. Teaching and mentoring will be lead by cross-media’s most highly acclaimed experts, including:

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your ideas and the potential of your project, gain an understanding of audience behaviour and network with the who’s who from across TV, film, games, online, interactive, publishing, advertising and mobile.

Want to join the class of 2014? Head to our applications page for more information or download an application form.

Canada Media Fund interviews Tishna Molla for Digital Vision

Having sat on Canada Media Fund‘s renowned Experimental Stream Jury in Toronto last month, Tishna Molla was interviewed for their Digital Vision series. The series looks at the creative personalities that are shaping the future of the media industry. In this week’s edition, Tishna speaks about the work of PttP, what keeps her up at night and what changes she’d like to see happen in 2014.

Check out what Tishna’s got to say here.

Familiar PttP faces teaching at the Binger Filmlab in January

In the new year, PttP’s CEO & founder, Liz Rosenthal will appear at the Binger Filmlab’s Cross-Media Storytelling workshop. Liz will present a range of case studies as a basis to discuss how changes in technology have impacted audience engagement. She will be joined by Pixel Lab regular Sean Coleman, founder of Red Kingdom, who will discuss new ways to adapt and enhance stories.

You can catch the pair in The Netherlands on 23 and 24 January by applying through the Binger Filmlab’s website. Good luck!

Pixel Lab recognition at CPH:DOX

Huge congratulations to brothers Arman and Arash T. Riahi who took gold at last week’s CPH:DOX when Everyday Rebellion won the Politiken Audience Award after the film’s world premiere. The project was developed through Power to the Pixel’s cross-media workshop, The Pixel Lab in 2011 and went on to win the ARTE Pixel Pitch Prize at The Cross-Media Forum last year. There’s still a chance to catch the film at 19.00 (CET) on 19 November (yes, that’s tonight!).

We’re also delighted that two Pixel Lab 2013 graduate projects The Cars We Drove Into Capitalism by Martichka Bozhilova and Houston, We Have A Problem! by Bostjan Virc, have been selected for TorinoFilmLab’s Meeting Event later this month. The selection will give both producers an opportunity to showcase their work to the international film industry.

Psst – watch this space for The Pixel Lab 2014 dates!

PttP expats take the world by storm this November!

We’re beaming with pride over at the PttP family as four expat projects step into the spotlight this month! Winner of the £6,000 ARTE Pixel Pitch prize last year, Everyday Rebellion has been selected to premiere their film in the main competition for the CPH:DOX award. The project, by brothers Arman and Arash T. Riahi, first appeared on the PttP horizon when it was selected for The Pixel Lab 2011 but since then has also showcased at DOK Leipzig, Diagonale Festival and took out the £6,000 ARTE Pixel Pitch prize in 2012.

Pixel Market 2011 participant Christian Fonnesbech’s Cloud Chamber was also chosen to compete for the Web & Transmedia award at the Festival Tous Ecrans this November after the project’s successful premiere at The New York Film Festival in September of this year. Head to the Festival Tous Ecrans website for full details and to get involved.

Two of our Pixel Lab projects have also been making it big this month. Pixel Lab project of 2011, Crochebots / My Grandpa is an Alien, by producer Đina Jakir and writer Irena Krcelic, took out the Prime4Kids and Family award presented by Primehouse CEO, Frank Stehling and Fleur Winters, Head of Cinekid for Professionals! The project also won the beActive Pixel Market prize for Best Scripted Content worth a jazzy £2,500 this October.

Fellow Pixel Lab project Zeru, by Dan Wechsler & Ulrich Fischer of Bord Cadre Films, attended The Pixel Market and was awarded the inaugural ITVS Impact Pixel Market Prize for the Best Social Impact Project this year. You can check out the project and it’s progress here.

Want your project to go through the PttP experience? Stay tuned for applications dates for The Pixel Lab 2014 and give your project the push it needs.