#NATPE and #CEETV announce winner of PITCH & PLAY LIVE! #PitchPlay
 
 
NATPE and CEETV are delighted to announce that the winning format of the fourth edition of PITCH & PLAY LIVE! as voted for today by an expert jury at NATPE Budapest International, is TVP Poland’s SANATORIUM OF LOVE.
 
 
SANATORIUM OF LOVE - Six elderly ladies and six senior gentlemen, who differ in character, personality, passion and life experience, set off to a picturesque health resort in the mountains, where for three weeks they are given the opportunity to get to know one another and experience new adventures, also related to the sphere of feelings. All the participants have one thing in common – they are lonely and want to change it. The program aims to show the problem of discrimination against older people and to present the autumn of life in a colourful and warm way, emphasizing the value and dignity of a human being regardless of their age.
 
The winning format owner receives complimentary registration and accommodation for NATPE Miami Marketplace + Conference 2020, as well as a series of development meetings with leading distributors in attendance.
 
The winning format was selected from a shortlist of three formats, which included SANATORIUM OF LOVE (TVP, Poland); KID COOKS OF SLOVENIA (POP TV, Slovenia) and MYSTERIES IN THE SPOTLIGHT (Antena 1, Romania).
 
 
Following live presentations by the creators of all three shortlisted formats during the PITCH & PLAY LIVE! session at NATPE Budapest International, SANATORIUM OF LOVE was chosen by an expert jury consisting of Andrea Gavacova, Format Sales Director for Central and Eastern Europe, Fremantle; Peter Nunez, Founder, NUNEZ NFE and Nick Smith, Executive Vice President, Formats at All3media International.
 
This year PITCH & PLAY LIVE!'s top three formats were shortlisted from a selection of ten brand-new original formats from CEE and EMEA. Each of the ten formats was evaluated based on three criteria: originality (how original is the idea for the format); universality (does the format idea show flexibility for changes and development) and internationality (does the format have the potential to be sold internationally). A selection committee, comprising industry professionals reviewed each format and voted in all three criteria with scores from 1 to 5. The final ranking was determined from the accumulated sum of all scores of the five selection committee members.
 
For more information about the Pitch & Play Live! event, please go to: http://ceetv.net/pitchplay/index
 
 
#CEETV and #NATPE announce finalists for the fourth edition of PITCH & PLAY LIVE! #PitchPlay
 
 
CEETV and NATPE are proud to announce the three finalists for the fourth edition of PITCH & PLAY LIVE! which will take place during the NATPE BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL market and conference between 24-28 June 2019.
 
Following a very close pre-selection vote, the 3 finalists this year are: SANATORIUM OF LOVE (TVP, Poland); KID COOKS OF SLOVENIA (POP TV, Slovenia) and MYSTERIES IN THE SPOTLIGHT (Antena 1, Romania).
 
The three finalist formats will be presented live by their creators in Budapest during the PITCH & PLAY LIVE! session on Wednesday, June 26 at 16h. The jury, consisting of Andrea Gavacova, Format Sales Director for Central and Eastern Europe, Fremantle; Peter Núñez, Founder, NUNEZ NFE and Nick Smith, Executive Vice President, Formats at All3media International will review the top finalists and vote for one winner of the competition which will be announced in front of NATPE Budapest International attendees.
 
This year PITCH & PLAY LIVE's Top 3 formats were selected from among 10 brand-new original formats from CEE and EMEA which were evaluated by the selection committee which included Javier Martinez, EP and Format Development, Phileas Productions; Umay Ayaz, Head of Acquisitions, Global Agency; Reema Patel, Director Formats CEE and Africa, Warner Bros International Television Production; Dann Novak, Content Executive, NATPE and Georgi R. Chakarov, President and CEO of TVBIZZ and CEETV.
 
Each format was evaluated based on three criteria: originality (how original is the idea for the format); universality (does the format idea show flexibility for changes and development) and internationality (does the format have the potential to be sold internationally). The selection committee members reviewed each of the formats and voted in all three criteria with scores from 1 to 5. The final ranking was determined from the accumulated sum of all scores of the five selection committee members.
 
The Top 5 following the vote of the selection committee:

SANATORIUM OF LOVE - 56 points

KID COOKS OF SLOVENIA - 49 points

MYSTERIES IN THE SPOTLIGHT - 48 points

THE BANK – 45 points

BEST PERFORMER, THE BATTLE OF GENERATIONS - 43 points
 
 
CALL FOR ENTRIES ANNOUNCED FOR FOURTH ANNUAL PITCH & PLAY LIVE! AT NATPE BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL 2019
 
 
NATPE BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL, the most prominent global TV Marketplace, Screenings + Conference focused on the EMEA, CEE and worldwide content business and CEETV - the most comprehensive professional source on television in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), present the fourth annual PITCH & PLAY LIVE! Format Competition.
 
This unique event showcases and recognises original unscripted format ideas with international potential. Any non-scripted format created after June 1, 2018 can be submitted for consideration in the competition.
 
From all entries, up to ten titles will be selected and reviewed by an international committee of global content industry professionals, who will select three finalists. These top three formats will be presented LIVE by their creators in front of a jury of highly respected TV professionals, and one format will be named the winner of PITCH & PLAY LIVE!
 
The deadline for all entries is May 31, 2019.
 
For details and information on how to apply for possible participation, please see http://www.pitchplay.tv/rules