SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS 2018 – Non-scripted entertainment formats contest

The contest is organized annually since 2015 by media consulting company Media Resources Management (Ukraine) and backed by international distributor Small World IFT (USA) and world's biggest international content market MIPCOM (France). SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS opens up new opportunities for the authors of innovative entertainment projects, including independent producers and creators, representatives of big prodcos and TV channels. 

What we are looking for? SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS contest is in search for new original non-scripted entertainment formats (game, quiz, dating, travel, survival, reality show, etc.) at any development stage: from the paper format and to the program that has already been broadcast or commissioned. 

All submitted projects are judged by the independent experts’ panel featuring Ukrainian and international media industry professionals with multiyear of experience in development, distribution and adaptation of formats.

Selection criteria: originality, creativity, potential to develop multiple series, potential to travel around the world as a format, potential to become cross-media and multiplatform format.

The finalists of SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS are:

  • Victor Bulyga (Ukraine) – project 'Brother for Brother, Sister for Sister'
  • Andriy Babkin (Ukraine) – project 'F*ck-up and win!'
  • Jokin Etcheverria (Spain) – project 'President Me'
  • Pavlo Linievych (Ukraine) – project 'Son of my Mother's Friend'
  • Evgenia Zinko (Ukraine) – project 'The 'At One' Club'

Final round of the SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS contest took place on September 17, 2018, from 11:10 till 12:50 in the course of KMW 2018 (Hyatt Regency, Kyiv, Ukraine). 

SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS winner – Victor Bulyga with the project 'Brother for Brother, Sister for Sister' – got a great opportunity for professional growth at the international level, while the winning format will be kickstarted globally to win the hearts of audiences on all continents:

  • Small World IFT (USA) – Partner of SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS contest becomes the exclusive worldwide distributor, adding the winning format to the catalogue and presenting it at all major content markets globally. Also, the company provides international development expertise in adapting the winning format for the global market and funds the production of the sizzle. The winning idea will see the world as a format at MIPTV 2019.
  • MIPCOM (France) – International Partner of SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS and KYIV MEDIA WEEK – awards the winner with participant’s badge of the world's biggest entertainment content market MIPTV 2019 (April 8-11, Cannes, France).
  • Travel partner of KMW 2018 – KIY AVIA awards the winner with air tickets to France and accommodation in Cannes during their participation in MIPTV (April, 2019).
  • Innovation partner of SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS – Citrus – presented DJI Mavic Pro Platinum quadcopter to the winner

The next SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS contest will take place in 2019. Follow the news on our website and Facebook page.