MIPFormats International Pitch

  • New Ideas. New Talent. New Formats

    Pitch your new format concept in front of an audience of international format decision-makers.

    Backed for the third time by all3media International, the distribution arm of the UK’s leading TV production group, the MIPFormats International Pitch is the industry’s top-flight pitching competition for creators and producers of innovative non-scripted entertainment formats.

  • Submit… and pitch your idea to format experts from all3media production labels including Maverick TV (“10 Years Younger”, “Embarrassing Bodies”), Objective Productions (“The Cube”, “Reflex”), Lion TV ("Cash Cab", "Sexy Beasts"), MME, Filmpool (The creators of the Constructed Reality Genre) and Studio Lambert (“Undercover Boss”, “Gogglebox”). Leading commissioning editors will join the stage to offer advice and commentary on the ideas pitched.

    The winner will receive a €5,000 cash prize and a €15,000 value package to further develop the pitched idea making it ready to pitch to broadcasters.




    Selection will be based on the following criteria:

    • Creativity
    • Originality
    • Innovation
    • Capacity of returning for multiple series

    The selected projects will also have to be:

    • Well structured, tightly formatted.
    • Fitting in the following genres of non-scripted formats: entertainment, factual entertainment, gameshows, and studio entertainment.
    • Potential to travel as a format to countries small and large.
    • Projects must be new and original format concepts which have not been commissioned or broadcast on linear television or non linear television yet and for which the worldwide format rights are still available.


    • 8 December 2016: Call for entries opens online.
    • 17 February 2017: Deadline for entries.
    • Mid-March 2017: Finalists official announcement.
    • Sunday 2 April 2017: Pitching at MIPFormats, Palais des Festivals, Cannes.

    KEY Documents

  • 2016 winner: "XYZ"

    MIPFormats International Pitch 2016 winner, Liraz Mia Shagrir, Owner, Liraz Casting, Israel

    “The MIPFormats International Pitch was our springboard to the world of TV formats. Attending MIPFormats for the first time, we were amazed to discover a completely new world of marketing opportunities and priceless exposure to countless content buyers from all over the world. In one given moment we were able to expose our content to more relevant people than we could have in years of work. We left the conference event with a vast and extensive knowledge and important business connections.” Liraz Mia Shagrir, Owner, Liraz Casting, Israel.




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MIPFormats 2017

1-2 April 2017

Palais des Festivals - Cannes, France

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