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Back by popular demand! AFMX and Albuquerque Film & Media Incubator present the Center Stage Conversation, Perfecting Your Pitch Panel where our panelists will hear practice pitches and offer constructive feedback. This is an opportunity for up-and-coming screenwriters and producers to practice pitching a script to Hollywood executives and producers. 



  • 1st Place: A Development documentation package from Ben Yennie of Guerrilla Rep Media including revenue projections, pro forma financial statements including Cash Flow Statements, capitalization tables, and waterfalls to the company as well as a customized investment deck text setup for the winner's film, and a limited shopping to international sales agents for a letter of intent.  This package is valued at  $5,250 USD.

  • 2nd Place: CASH PRIZE $350.00 Entertainment Partners copy of MovieMaker software package.
    3rd Place: CASH PRIZE $250.00 Entertainment Partners copy of MovieMaker software package.


To be considered as a pitch finalist:  

  • You must complete this form to be considered to pitch

  • There are a limited number of pitching spots available.

  • This panel is for educational purposes only. Panel members are not accepting project materials for consideration as part of their AFMX participation.

  • Up to two practice pitchers per selected project may participate in the pitch.

  • All practice pitchers must purchase an AFMX ticket covering participation

  • Semi-finalists selected to pitch are required to attend a free Pitching Prep Session at our sponsor of this Center Stage Conversation, the Albuquerque Film and Media Incubator on Saturday, September 21, 2024. (A Zoom attendance link will be provided to those out of state or central NM.)

  • Entrants who do not complete all required information via instructions and form will be disqualified. 

  • For questions, contact us at


Need some help preparing to submit your pitch? Register to attend an in-person Intro to Pitching Workshop, offered through our partner and pitch panel sponsor, Albuquerque Film & Media Incubator, on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, before the submission period closes. Click here for more information.


  • Must complete the submission form

  • Must have completed at least ONE of the following for the pitch:

    • ​a screenplay, TV pilot, or series

    • an outline of a screenplay, TV pilot, or series

    • PLUS a logline

  • ​An audition video must be included with your submission.

  • Film yourself pitching your project in three minutes or less. 

  • Upload your file along with your other submission materials via the submission form.

  • Label your file in this format: PROJECT NAME_Your First Name_Your Last Name


Saturday, August 31, 11:59 p.m. MDT. Semi-finalist selections will be announced on September 4, 2024.


  • Only one project may be pitched

  • Up to two people may pitch the project.

  • You understand that the Perfecting Your Pitch Panel is for educational purposes only, and panel members will not be accepting project materials for consideration as part of their AFMX participation.

  • You must be available to attend AFMI Semi-Finalist Pitch Training session Saturday, September 21, 2024, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • You must purchase an AFMX ticket covering the pitch panel.

  • You must be available to attend the Pitch Panel in person that will be scheduled during the 2024 festival week of September 25th - 29th, 2024. 

  • You agree to keep your pitch to three minutes or less. 

  • ​If your pitch exceeds 3 minutes, you will be penalized 5 (five) points for every additional minute or subset thereof.

  • ​To provide equal opportunities to all of our writers, we limit participation in the Pitch Panel. If you have placed in the top three positions within the last year, you may not participate the following year, until the next year. For example, if you placed 2nd in 2023, you cannot participate until 2025. 

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