Pitch iview 2019

This years theme is: Carte Blanche


Digital storytelling has never been as accessible as it is today. The barriers have been removed and creators have the freedom to make the stories they wish, without permission.


Submit your written entry (50 words or less) via Facebook or Twitter using #pitchiview2019.

Wildcard pitches will be announced during the Pitch iview comp and will be invited to pitch on stage alongside the 15 shortlisted pitches. The All pitches will have a chance to win $5000 towards script development, a trip to Marseille Web Fest and a chance to develop your series with ABC iview. Get your pitches in by 10am Sunday 21 July to be considered.

Submissions are free but you must attend the comp to pitch. Multiple pitches allowed!

2 – 4PM | Sunday 21 July
RMIT University, Melbourne CBD |
Kaleide Theatre (08.02.219)

Note: Only valid to Express & Creator Pass holders.

Pitch iview is a fast paced, interactive competition in which 20 entrants will have just two minutes to pitch an idea for an original web series based on this year’s theme, to a panel of judges and the audience.

The theme “Carte Blanche” means an unrestricted power to act at one’s own discretion; unconditional authority. It also translates to Green Light or Blank Slate.

The winning pitch will earn its creator a $5000 cash prize towards script development, and is intended to cover both travel and accommodation to Marseille WebFest to attend a screenwriting residency (one person). The residency will take place from 14 – 19 October in conjunction with the 8th annual Marseille WebFest. The Pitch iview winner will also receive a free pass to the festival.

    2019 Pitchers

    Jessica Hutchinson – The Seance’
    Catherine Hall – Touched Off
    Michelle Melky – One Shot
    Lou Wall – Flat Earthers
    Jasper Garner Gore – Judge Odin
    Gemma Bird Matheson – Catherine
    Djovan Caro (Luis) – Lessons With Luis
    Anna Henderson – Cutsnake Country
    Sarah Nicolazzo – Grief Inc
    Jayden Masciulli – Rough Trade
    Jocy Evans – The End Of An Error
    Luke Goodall – The Followers
    Harlene Hercules – Uplift
    Mitchell Holland – Unboxing
    Oscar Axel Thorborg – Faceless


    ???? Judging panel:

    • Brett Sleigh (Executive Producer ABC TV Fiction)
    • Cristian Ponce (Filmmaker & Creator of Netflix’s “The Kirlian Frequency”)
    • Dr. Stayci Taylor (Screenwriter and Media Lecturer, RMIT University)
    • Katherine Slattery (Manager, Fiction Development, Film Victoria)

    Terms and conditions

    • Submitters must be 18 years of age or older.
    • Submissions MUST be the intellectual property of the submitter(s) and/or their team. No proxy submissions are accepted.
    • By submitting to Melbourne WebFest, submitters automatically grant Melbourne WebFest a non-exclusive license to use their material for PR and Marketing of the festival.
    • It’s free to submit pitches, but those shortlisted to pitch must be available to attend Melbourne WebFest in person during the festival to deliver their pitch and must cover any travel expenses incurred, and those pitching must also hold a valid ticket for entry to the festival.
    • The $5,000 cash prize is intended to cover travel and accommodation to Marseille WebFest for one person to attend their screenwriting residency. The residency will take place the week starting 14 October, in conjunction with the 8th annual Marseille WebFest. The Pitch iview winner will also receive a free pass to the festival.
    • Only shortlisted entries will be notified.
    • Decisions by the jury are final.
    • Participation in Pitch iview and any related activities, including travel, is at the participants’ own risk.
    • Melbourne WebFest and ABC iview reserve the right to amend the criteria.
    • You will be notified via email by 15 July if you are a finalist for our pitching competition.