‘Reel Pitch’ at La Costa Film Festival lets contestants pitch movie ideas to execs


The La Costa Film Festival, which opens Sept. 10, today introduced The Reel Pitch, a session that will put 10 promising storytellers in a room with seasoned producers and executives hungry for new material.

The 10 finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges from an initial pool of applicants.

Listening to The Reel Pitch will be a top-flight selection of judges from the ranks of the industry’s most experienced studio and network executives and producers.

The best pitch will win its storyteller the opportunity to refine the pitch under the guidance of one of the judges, and ultimately, the opportunity to deliver that pitch to one of co-sponsor Mandalay Sports Media’s studio partners and make a sale.

To enter, filmmakers are invited to deliver an initial 5-minute pitch via Film Freeway, https://filmfreeway.com/festival/LaCostaFilmFestivalTheREELPitch. The submission period closes July 31. Finalists will be alerted no later than Aug. 17, allowing plenty of time to make arrangements to deliver their pitch live at The Reel Pitch on Sept. 12.

All finalists receive free registration for the La Costa Film Festival, held this year at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad.