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Formagination at Realscreen West announces finalists

Five finalists are heading to Santa Monica to take part in the upcoming edition of Armoza Formats’ Formagination competition at Realscreen West. The finalists are: Adam Jeffrey Everist (U.S.) Alain Gavrilutiu (Romania) David Johnson ...
May 8, 2019

Five finalists are heading to Santa Monica to take part in the upcoming edition of Armoza Formats’ Formagination competition at Realscreen West.

The finalists are:
Adam Jeffrey Everist (U.S.)
Alain Gavrilutiu (Romania)
David Johnson (U.S.)
Leah Rifkin (Canada)
Phil Viardo (U.S.)

Each will present their projects during the live pitch competition, taking place on Wednesday, June 5 during Realscreen West at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica.

Three prizes will be awarded at the live presentation of Formagination at Realscreen West, as follows:
● 1st place winner: up to US$25,000 which shall be awarded in two stages ($5,000 for further development of the format, and up to $20,000 to shoot a pilot if approved for production), as well as one (1) registration to Realscreen Summit 2020, which takes place January 27-30, 2020 in New Orleans.
● 2nd place winner: an Entertainment Master Class module scholarship and one (1) registration to Realscreen Summit 2020.
● Audience favorite: one (1) registration to Realscreen Summit 2020.

Formagination is a unique format competition and a launching pad for international creativity. Whether you are a professional content creator working in the media industry or an individual from any walk of life with a great idea for a TV show, the competition is open for anyone with a format idea. The finalists will have their format workshopped with the Armoza Formats development team in the weeks leading up to Realscreen West, culminating in the live presentation of their concept at the event.

Realscreen West takes part from June 4-6. For more information, visit the official site.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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