SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS 2019 – 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. Whether you are a rookie or a pro in format business – you are absolutely welcome to try your hand in the international contest for the best idea in the genre of non-scripted entertainment show. 

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.

Finalists of SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS 2019:

  • Irina Sargan (Ukraine) – project BATTLE OF FOLLOWERS
  • Elena Tarashchanskaya (Finland) – project TOWER OF BABYLON
  • Andrey Sukach (Ukraine) – project I’M LUCKY TODAY
  • Diana Lebedeva (Ukraine) – project YOUNG ADULTS
  • Victoria Burdukova, Anna Zhyzha (Ukraine) – project HOMESICK

Final round of the SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS contest will take place on September 17, 2019, from 16:00 till 18:00 in the course of KMW 2019 (Hyatt Regency, Kyiv, Ukraine).  

In the final round, the projects will be evaluated by an independent expert jury, which includes representatives of the international and Ukrainian media industry with many years of experience in formats development, distribution and adaptation:

Selection criteria:

  • Originality
  • Creativity
  • Potential to develop multiple series
  • International appeal (potential to travel around the world as a format)
  • Potential to become cross-media and multiplatform format

SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS winner – the author of the best idea according to experts and partners of the competition, will get 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 2020.

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 (April 2020, Cannes, France).

Please browse FAQs or contact the organizers (swbi@mrm.ua or +380 44 459 46 10) in case some additional questions occur.

The winners of the previous years’ competitions were: Victor Bulyga (Ukraine) with the entertainment show about twins Switch-a-roo (2018), Elena Malkova and Igor Storchak from Ukraine, authors of travel show Generations on Tour (2017) Lital Shemesh from Israel, author of the reality show Come to Bed (2016), Nana Sukhanova and Paul Peleshko from Ukraine with the project Drive This! (2015).