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The fifth international formats competition Small World. Big Ideas has started

8 July 2019, 10:15

July 8 marks the start of the international non-scripted entertainment formats contest SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS 2019. For the fifth year in a row, both the beginners and experienced players of TV and formats business will compete for the title of the best, innovative and original format creator. The final round will be held in the course of the international media forum KYIV MEDIA WEEK 2019. 

The goal of the project, according to its organizers – Media Resources Management (Ukraine), and also the partners – international distributor Small World IFT (USA) and the largest international audiovisual content market MIPCOM (France), is to gather the most talented creators of innovative entertainment content under one roof and provide the best of them with the lucky ticket that will kickstart their idea to go global. The submitted projects can be at any development stage: starting from an idea (paper format) to a product that has already been broadcast. The variety of genres is also unlimited: game, quiz, dating, travel, survival, reality, talent shows are welcomed. 

Call for entries is open from July 8 to August 16, 2019. The projects will be evaluated by the independent jury, featuring Ukrainian and international content industry execs with substantial experience in formats development, distribution and adaptation. The main criteria for each project evaluation are: originality, creativity, potential to create multiple series, potential to travel worldwide as a format, possibility to implement interactive technologies and become transmedia project.

The top-five finalists will be announced on August 27, 2019 on KYIV MEDIA WEEK website. The final round and the selection of the SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS winner will take place on September 17 at KMW 2019. 

The creator of the best idea will receive unique opportunities for professional growth, while the winning format will get a chance to go global. 

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 (March-April 2020, Cannes, France).

SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS contest in 2018 has gathered more than 40 applications from different parts of the world. Four winning formats of previous years (three from Ukraine and one from Israel) have already become wide-known to the world and are considered by a range European and the US broadcasters for the local versions development. Let’s recall them: Switch-a-roo – entertainment show about the twins by Victor Bulyga (Ukraine, winner of SW.BI 2018), Generations on Tour – the travel show created by Ukrainian producers Elena Malkova and Igor Storchak (2017), Israeli reality show Come to Bed, created by Lital Shemesh (2016), celebrity show Drive This! by Ukrainians Nana Sukhanova and Pavel Peleshko (2015).

Discover more about SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS and submit your idea on the official web-page of the contest.

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