The ATF Chinese Pitch returns this year to provide scriptwriters with greater opportunities to enter Chinese-speaking territories. And this time around, scripts can be submitted in Chinese or English, with English scripts translated by the organizers for judging purposes. Backed by G.H.Y. Culture & Media, the competition seeks to encourage, promote, and reward creativity, originality, and innovation in two categories — theatrical and online movies — as well as online drama series. Shortlisted finalists will present their concepts at a live pitch on December 4 in front of a panel of well-established names, including Guo Jingyu, Group CEO, G.H.Y. Culture & Media; Chen Xiao, Vice President of iQIYI; and Xiao Ji Xiang Tian, The Ferry Man. Winners will each win U.S.$2,500 to help kickstart their projects, and could even be offered a U.S.$11,000 buyout of their script.

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