BAFTA & Stellar Network Present: Cross-platform Pitch Up!

Call for Submissions

This is a twist on the usual Pitch Up! – our incredibly successful pitch competition series for TV ideas.

Now that cross-platform and transmedia concepts and stories have established a foothold in the mainstream, this pitching competition, held at BAFTA on the 5th December, puts those with grassroots crossplatform stories in direct contact with those who can commission, fund or produce them.

First of all we want to hear your ideas. Get your idea in by registering it online at

There is a small £5 charge for each submission.  The deadline for entries is 15th November.

“Since winning Stellar Network’s ‘Pitch Up!’ competition I have been continuing to develop my format with various production companies and with Channel 4… the competition was a fantastic experience”

Sam Burr


What Happens Next?

We will pick out the top 5 ideas and gather those lucky winners at BAFTA on the 5th December to pitch to an expert panel to be chaired by Alison Norrington, Transmedia storyteller, Consultant and the Chair of the Storyworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco.

The rest of the panel will be ranged across funding streams, commissioners and production companies. Our panel feedback will include an invaluable round-up of the different production and financial opportunities available for your project.

The panel will judge the winning pitch, and the winner will benefit from a follow-up meeting with an expert who can help signpost the next stages. For any of the pitches in the spotlight there’s always the chance to find collaborations amongst our industry audience or even further meetings with panellist commissioners – it’s happened before at Pitch Up!

Even if you don’t get selected, you can still buy a ticket and benefit from the case studies, tailored feedback and expert opinions. Above all this event aims to turn the spotlight on the real and existing opportunities available to those wishing to create cross-platform stories.

‘Stellar Network events are always very well run, enjoyable, and challenging, in the best possible way!’. ‘Pitch Up’ proves there’s no monopoly on good ideas and it’s refreshing to see such talent and creativity harnessed to some truly original and varied pitches’.

Benjamin McGrath – ITV Drama Commissioning

The LIVE PITCH event itself is on Monday 5th December from 18:45,so please be sure that you are available on this date before submitting your idea.Working with creative minds to lift the lid on the TV industry, BAFTA TV Lab events work to offer transparent, practical and inspiring insights into how aspects of the industry really work

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