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BESE Pilot Competition
Change the narrative!
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6-episode series run on all BESE platforms
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Due December 10th, 2018 - BESE’s mission as a digital platform and content studio is to broaden and reshape the cultural narrative by shining light on stories that reflect today’s America. American Latinx is a growing, thriving community and a cultural force but their stories have remained historically marginalized. BESE fills a niche for young Latinx audiences craving positive portrayals of the modern American experience that reflect the new mainstream. The goal of this contest is to find a new voice to help us do this.

THE CHALLENGE: Submit a 2-3 min pilot presentation that, if chosen, can be developed into an episodic short-form web series.

The theme of the pilot should reflect at least one of the pillars of our content programming: Nation, Culture and Identity. The style and format is open - documentary, experimental, light-hearted comedy - but the concept should be big enough to become an evergreen series. Although the series should be rooted in Latinx themes, they are open to working with all kinds of filmmakers and hearing their stories about representation and identity as well.

Each episode should have a cost breakdown between $1,000-$1,500, including crew, gear and any stock footage licensing. The series will play on our website BESE.com, as well as all of our social channels including Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter. You must have full rights to all of the content in the series and agree to grant BESE the rights to exploit the series.

Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.

Prizes

1st Place:
6-episode limited series run on all BESE platforms ($1K-$1500K budget per episode)

2nd & 3rd Place:
Pilot presentation shared on all BESE platforms

Eligibility
Open to the public worldwide, excluding the following: Antarctica, Afghanistan, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Belarus, Bouvet Island, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Christmas Island, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Iran, Islamic Republic of Iraq, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Lao, People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Serbia and Montenegro, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Zimbabwe. An eligible minor (the age of majority is eighteen (18) in most states but twenty-one in Mississippi and nineteen in Alabama and Nebraska) should obtain a parent or legal guardian’s permission prior to entering. Further, entrants must be members in good standing of the Audience Awards in order to participate in the festival and win the prize.

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