Formats

Finalists named for Armoza-hosted Formagination

Six finalists have been chosen for the Armoza-hosted Formagination, an Israel-based format competition aimed at creating an international launching pad for Israeli creativity.
July 10, 2014

Six finalists have been chosen, from more than 130 applications submitted, for the Armoza-hosted Formagination, an Israel-based format competition aimed at creating an international launching pad for Israeli creativity.

Yaeli Avnery and Shahar Berlovich (Reality), Dana Eden (Reality), Odelia Yakir (Docu-Reality), Rodrigo Gonzalez (Docu-Reality), Shy Barmeli (Game Show), Hava Gitelman and Mira & Yaron Tikochinski (Cooking Competition) are the six finalists.

The finalists will pitch their ideas to an international panel of judges, including JBSC’s head of development and acquisitions for international formats, Liu (Lucy) Chiu; TF1′s head of development Ludovic Attal; UK Channel 4 co-founder and Norway TV2′s head of acquisitions John Ranelagh;  QMI Canada’s head of creative Olivier Aghaby; Ha’Aretz newspaper columnist and TVFF representative Mika Almog; Armoza Formats’ founder and CEO Avi Armoza; and the audience at the Globes MAD convention.

Hosted by Armoza Formats in partnership with the TV Format Fund (TVFF), and sponsored by TVFF, JSBC and TF1, this Tel Aviv-based competition is enjoying its fourth year, with the winner receiving a development and distribution contract with Armoza and up to US$50,000 to produce their format: Formagination’s largest prize so far.

The finalists each have a few minutes to present their formats to the judges and the audience, with the second runner up receiving a scholarship to the International Entertainment Master Class seminar and the audience’s favorite receiving entry to MIPCOM.

The 2013 winner, new competitive factual entertainment format That’s My House, was launched this year at MIPTV and was recently picked up by Russia’s REN TV and France’s Resevoir-Prod Groupe.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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