23 MAR 2022

MIPFormats unveils this year's international pitch finalists

The list of nominees selected by a jury chaired by Executive VP, Head of FOX Alternative Entertainment Allison Wallach, includes "Cheat On The Glitch," "Million Fall," "Roulette, Stars On Pole" and "Wingmen – The Dating Game."

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RX France revealed the five shortlisted formats invited to present at 2022’s MIPFormats International Pitch final, staged for the first time with FOX Entertainment’s in-house unscripted studio, FOX Alternative Entertainment.“The many concepts and ideas submitted to this year’s MIPFormats International Pitch were beyond impressive,” Executive VP, Head of FOX Alternative Entertainment, Allison Wallach said. “It’s great to see so much creativity and passion in these pitches and selecting our five finalists proved to be an incredible exercise.  I’m excited to join them on stage in Cannes to learn more about each project and the opportunity they may have on a much larger scale.”

The shortlist of five finalists will pitch their formats on stage on the second day of the market in the world-renowned Palais des Festivals to a jury chaired by Wallach, alongside Consultant, International Format Strategist FOX Alternative Entertainment, and Senior VP, Alternative Entertainment, FOX Entertainment, Natalie Wogueand Yasmin Rawji. The selected projects are "Cheat On The Glitch" by Christian G. Gamboa in the Philippines, "Million Fall" by Fuji Television Network, Inc. in Japan, "Roulette, Stars On Pole" by NU Production in Spain, and "Wingmen – The Dating Game" by Michael Dolinsek Film Production in Austria.

Distributors, studios, buyers, and producers, spanning more than 50 countries have, to date, confirmed their presence at the Market, these include, to date, over 140 companies set to exhibit within a reshaped layout in the Palais des Festivals. Now in its 12th year, the competition is again a highlight of the MIPFormats programm, this year brought into the heart of the main MIPTV schedule as part of the reshaped in-person Spring International Television Market (4-6 April). In total, 67 projects were submitted for this year’s competition, originating from 27 countries.

In addition to a prize of US$5000 for development, the winning format will be pitched to global buyers by FOX Alternative Entertainment as part of FOX’s $US100 million International Unscripted Format Fund. Original unscripted entertainment formats, as yet not commissioned, broadcast, or exhibited, and for which worldwide rights are available were eligible for entry.

The new-look annual MIPTV International Spring TV Market this year sees MIPDoc's main focus, which includes premium high-end drama showcase MIPDrama again acting as a curtain-raiser on 3 April. Cannes will also play host to the fifth season of the international TV series Festival Canneseries in early April. It’s wonderful to see such creative concepts from a broad diversity of countries in the shortlist," RX France Entertainment Division Director & Director of MIPTV Lucy Smith said. "The spectacle of seeing these pitched publicly will again be unmissable and I wish them all the very best of luck.”

 

The many concepts and ideas submitted to this year’s MIPFormats International Pitch were beyond impressive. It’s great to see so much creativity and passion in these pitches and selecting our five finalists proved to be an incredible exercise.  I’m excited to join them on stage in Cannes to learn more about each project and the opportunity they may have on a much larger scale.” Allison Wallach Executive VP, Head of FOX Alternative Entertainment