Wide Angle Pitch Conference 2021

WIDE ANGLE is coming back with a vengeance… and in person. (Socially distanced and following all COVID protocols, of course.)

The diversity and inclusion media incubator from Indie Grants and the South Carolina Film Commission will host a public Pitch Conference on Saturday, May 15, at 1pm at the Nickelodeon Theater in Columbia. The conference will be led by noted producer Effie Brown and a panel of esteemed industry professionals from across the country.

It is part of Indie Grits Lab’s FILMMAKER FOCUS symposium being held from May 14-16.

Over the past seven months, teams of South Carolina content creators have been developing film, television and web content under the tutelage of Effie, culminating with the participants pitching their projects in five minutes or less to the panel…and you…on May 15!

That’s right. The pitches are public and all are welcome. This is a great opportunity for writers and creators to witness the process as they develop their own projects.

And audience members will have the opportunity to pitch their own projects to the panel! Cash prizes awarded to the Best Wide Angle Pitch & the Best Audience Pitch!

Register at the link below to be considered for audience pitching. Audience pitches will be selected at random, and no one is guaranteed a slot.

The panel will offer feedback on each pitch to help prepare the filmmakers for actual shopping and development. The conference is free and open to the public. A simple registration is required.


Due to COVID-19 protocols, capacity for this event is severely limited. Please only register if you plan to attend.


Also included in the FILMMAKER FOCUS event is an Indie Grants work-in-progress screening on Friday, May 14th, at 7:30pm, also at the Nickelodeon Theater. The last two Indie Grants shorts will be screened with interactive discussion immediately following; a great way to participate in the post-production process and see the films before they hit the international film festival circuit.

The screening is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Indie Grants funds and produces short films by South Carolina filmmakers. This year’s funding cycle is now open and Indie Grants producers and previous recipients will be on hand at the screening to talk more about submissions and the program. Applications due July 26. Check out indiegrants.org for more info.