32 new projects selected for The Pixel Market
by Naman Ramachandran
- Power to the Pixel also announces special Nordic focus
Power to the Pixel (PttP) has revealed the 32 cross-media projects from across Europe, the US, Canada, the Middle East, Australia and South America chosen to participate in The Pixel Market (October 8-9), the finance and co-production market that is part of Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum held in association with the 58th BFI London Film Festival (October 8-19).
Of these, eight projects will compete for the ARTE International Prize for The Pixel Market, a €6,000 award sponsored by the French/German broadcaster. These include The Infinity Engine, an online interactive website, feature-length film and installation by multi-awarding winning artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman and Lisa Cortés, executive producer behind Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning film Precious; producer of Oscar nominated and BAFTA winning The Act of Killing [+see also:
film profile], Signe Byrge Sørensen’s interactive web-documentary On Screen Off Record; and Palme d’Or winning producer of The Wind that Shakes the Barley [+see also:
interview: Ken Loach
interview: Rebecca O’Brien
film profile], Rebecca O’Brien’s The Flickering Flame.
This year, the Forum will also host a Nordic delegation comprising some 40 Nordic funds, businesses and production companies including Nordisk Film & TV Fond, SWIM, Danish Film Institute, Swedish Film Institute, Norwegian Film Institute, Finnish Film Foundation and the Icelandic Film Centre.
Liz Rosenthal, Founder and CEO of Power to the Pixel, said, “The quality and innovation of the projects applying has developed exponentially over the five years of The Pixel Market and our selection demonstrates that engaging audiences across new media formats and multiple platforms plays an essential part of both established and emerging producers strategies to achieve impact and reach.”