I spent the whole day researching my idea and writing the pitch on Sunday as I’d had no time until then! I don’t think it was my best idea ever, but it fit one of the commissioning briefs. The PTS site says they are marking on creative ideas and oral communication skills, so hopefully it comes across okay.
I just find it hard to believe that they would have read through every applicant’s questions in the short gap between the VRT deadline and the day we all found out whether we passed or not. (I’m assuming that there’s 1000s of applicants.)
I don’t think a pass was 100%, I reckon I got one or two wrong - the last one in particular was nothing like any of the others and was completely designed to confuse!
I applied for The Network last year, got into the top 10% but didn’t get on it. It’s an event which runs alongside the festival. They have 150 places and they put you up and feed you for the 4 days you’re there - completely free. They run different workshops each day with high profile people from TV. Presenters, companies, etc, and it covers everything from being on screen to editing. Looks like lots of fun!
I am determined to get something that I apply for this year! Have had over a year of rejections so fingers crossed! I work full time too, so trying to fit it all in is part of the challenge!
Have you just finished a degree or are you in work like me too?