About PitchNY

Tribeca Film Institute, Governor Cuomo’s Office of Motion Picture & Television Development, and NBCUniversal are hosting PitchNY℠, a two-day workshop that provides aspiring filmmakers, producers, and writers from across New York State with resources and advice and facilitates connections with entertainment experts. 

In its inaugural partnership with Tribeca Film Institute, PitchNY℠ invites undergraduate and recent graduate students who are aspiring film professionals to participate in a two-day intensive workshop in New York City on November 7 and 8, 2019. PitchNY℠ is focused on promoting diversity and inclusion in the entertainment industry both by highlighting diverse and inclusive content and increasing opportunity for content creators: filmmakers, producers, directors, and writers.  

How It Works 

Interested creators can apply by filling out a free application online and submitting creative concepts that they will pitch at the workshop. Selected students will receive travel stipends for transportation and lodging. 

The workshop will include pitch training by Tribeca Film Institute, peer pitch prep sessions (which will match students to practice their pitch in a peer-to-peer environment), panel discussions with industry professionals and creative leaders, and a cocktail reception. The purpose of these pitch meetings is professional development and educational feedback; the purpose is not to sell or produce a specific project.  

To Apply 

This opportunity is open to undergraduate students from all backgrounds currently enrolled at New York State public or private not-for-profit colleges, or alumni who graduated from colleges in New York State in the last two years. Students who have participated in PitchNY℠ previously are not eligible to participate again. 

Online application will be available when submissions on our Program Home Page or the Empire State Development website.

Participants located outside of NYC will receive a stipend to help cover transportation and lodging costs. Participants located within NYC will receive a stipend to help cover local transportation costs. 

Please See Frequently Asked Questions for more detail. The event is organized by Tribeca Film Institute and hosted by NBCUniversal with Governor Cuomo’s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development.