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MIPFormats ’15: “1001 Rooms” wins International Pitch

The project, from Austria's Dolinsekfilm, took top honors at the competition in Cannes.
April 13, 2015

Austrian format 1001 Rooms: Beat the Matrix has won the MIPFormats International Pitch Competition for 2015.

The winning pitch, awarded during the competition on Sunday (April 12) hails from Austria’s DolinsekFilm. In the format, contestants need to emerge from a 1001-room maze by successfully meeting physical and mental challenges put forward by the “Matrix Master.”

The pitch beat out competition from Haas Productions’ God’s House, Prize Pig Productions’ Project Party Villa, Welcome Home from Jean-Francois Grenier, and Who Will You Trust? from Studiovision.

The top prize for the International Pitch Competition, presented by All3Media International, was a €5,000 cash prize plus a value package of €15,000 in development funds for the pitched concept.

About The Author
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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