Pitch Fest 2018 Terms & Conditions

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Stages and Format

  1. Writers submit logline (not more than 30 words) and synopsis (300 to 500 words) for Fiction or Factual.

    • $10 per pitch for Singaporeans; maximum of 3 pitches per participant

    • $15 per pitch for PRs; maximum of 3 pitches per participant

    • First 2 pitches free for SAS members

    • All genres accepted except Reality and Variety

    • Open to Singaporeans and PRs
       

  2. Top 10 submissions are invited to Open Pitch to judges from SAS, AIPRO, SAMPP, SAAVA, VIDDSEE

Contest Rules

  1. All copyrights to submitted logline, synopsis and development work belong to the Contestant who entered his/her original work;

  2. Entries with names on the loglines and synopses, will be disqualified.

  3. Writers may pitch in teams of up to two people for any one pitch, paying the pitch fee of $10 (Singaporean) or $20 (PR) per pitch. Each team will share ONE prize. So if the team wins the top prize, both members will split the $500 cash and $1300 development money.

  4. All entries must bear the title of the story and page number, at the top of every page.

  5. Contestants allow the organiser Screenwriters Association (Singapore) – SAS - and its sponsor IMDA to profile the Event winner and participants for educational, promotional, non-commercial and non-profit purposes;

  6. Finalists allow SAS and IMDA access to interviews and photos

 

NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT

The writer (“Writer”) has applied to participate in the SAS PITCHFEST 2018. In consideration of Writer’s application to and/or participation in the PitchFest, Writer agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Screenwriters Association (Singapore) and its respective committees, officers, directors, members, PitchFest readers, PitchFest judges, event sponsors and event partners from and against any and all claims, damages, costs, expenses, causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of or relating in any way to the Applicant's submission of intellectual property to the PitchFest.

Writer agrees that submission of his or her intellectual property is entirely at Writer's personal risk. Neither the PitchFest nor the event organisers, sponsors or partners will have any responsibility or liability in connection with the Writer's submission of such intellectual property, or as a consequence of any opinion, analysis or other comment or advice given to Writer concerning the intellectual property. Writer represents that he or she has read this Non-Disclosure Agreement and understands its contents, and has executed it voluntarily, effective on the date indicated below.

The Contestant is making online submissions for the SAS Pitchfest 2018 to the organisers Screenwriters Association (Singapore) upon the conditions hereinafter set forth.

For the purpose of this Agreement, “Confidential Information” shall mean any information disclosed, made accessible or provided online, whether in writing, orally, visually or electronically or otherwise.

Confidential Information excludes information falling within any one or more of the following:

(a) information which at the time of disclosure is in the public domain or generally known or available in the industry;

(b) information which subsequent to disclosure becomes part of the public domain or generally known or available in the industry

(c) information which was in the possession of the Contestant or SAS at the time of submission of loglines, synopses or intellectual property

(d) information which any of the parties involved independently acquires or develops.

The Contestant shall:

i. guarantee that his/her submission is original and wholly his/her own work

ii. safeguard the confidentiality of all Confidential Information and respect the Intellectual Property rights of the other Contestants during the Open Pitch at the Finals

iii. strictly limit access by its employees, agents or sub-contractors (“Representatives”) to the Confidential Information on a need-to-know basis and ensure that the Representatives are bound by the terms of this Agreement; and

iv. not circulate, quote, disclose or otherwise reproduce any Confidential Information without the prior written approval of Screenwriters Association (Singapore)