CoLab Media Pitch Criteria

Pitch Competition FAQ

Who can enter?


We welcome all endeavors of the artistic community, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Podcasts
  • Film (scripts, research and development, etc.)
  • Animation projects
  • Music
  • Books
  • Graphic novels




What are the pitch requirements?


Register for CoLab Inc. Film & Media

  • Submit the following pitch deck:
    • Logline
    • Executive Summary
    • Introduction to team
    • Budget Breakdown
    • Distribution Plan
  • Must purchase register for the event
  • Read and agree to Terms & Conditions
  • Submissions must be received by February 29, 11:59 pst
All incomplete entries are invalid; no refunds. Additional visual aids, scripts, etc. are strongly encouraged.




What happens after I submit?


  • You will receive a confirmation email.
  • Three finalist will be notified by March 13, 2020 through email & social media.
  • Finalist Packet will be given to the judges the day before the pitch competition for review.




Who are the judges?


  • The finalists will be chosen by a panel of CoLab staff.
  • Judges: coming soon




What will the pitch competition be like?


  • Three finalists will compete for a $5,000 cash prize.
  • The finalist will go in alphabetical order by last name.
  • 7-minute presentation
  • 5-minute Q&A w/ Judges
  • A/V will be available for visual aids (Deadline for presentation material is due by March 25, 2020 )
  • A panel of judges and an audio vote will determine winners
  • The audience will vote through an online tool after each presentation
  • Judges will deliberate in a separate room away from the audience and finalists
  • Judges have the final say on winners
  • Winners will be announced and take photos with CoLab Staff
  • The heart of the competition is educational, so following the competition, the judges are willing to provide feedback on pitches to each finalist.
  • Watch a pitch from 2019 CoLab Film & Media




What will I be judged on?


  • Clarity
  • Business plan
  • Financial breakdown
  • Demonstrates realistic ability to implement the plan
  • Introduction of the team and its expertise
  • Creativity
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the audience
  • Told a good story
  • Provided visual aids
  • Communicated intentions of the funds if selected




What do I win?


One winner will win a $5,000 cash prize.




What if I win?


  • Checks will be disbursed within 90 days after the event
  • We encourage you to share your experience and project updates to Colab attendees by presenting at the following Colab event and through a submitted video for promotional use.
  • You will also be required to fill out a 1099 and you are responsible for your own tax liability.




Pitch Terms & Conditions


Read the terms and conditions.





If you have any other questions please contact us.