IF/Then: The Art of the Pitch

March 11, 2021

The Art of the Pitch session dove deep on best practices in virtual pitching and considerations for post-COVID production funding. Mentors from IF/Then shared sage advice on preparing elevator pitches and long-form presentations to gatekeepers. Two film teams were invited to pitch their film live during the panel and received feedback in real-time. The event was offered for FREE as part of the 44th Portland International Film Festival.

Since 2017, IF/Then Shorts has supported more than 50 films from around the globe with funding, extensive mentorship, and a strong emphasis on multi-platform distribution. IF/Then Director Chloe Gbai and Supervising Producer Caitlin Mae Burke discussed the initiative’s commitment to broaden distribution opportunities for short documentaries, even during the pandemic.

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