Pitching Competition

at Galway Film Fair 

Previous Winners

Finalists 2021

Jury Members 2021

Submissions are now closed.
Having provided many writers with an opportunity to get their foot in the door of the industry, our Pitching Competition emphasises g
ood writing as the backbone of the audio-visual sector. Entrants submit a 500-word written pitch for drama, documentary or animation. Finalists pitch their idea as an ‘Elevator Pitch’, to a panel of industry judges and a live audience. The winner is announced at the annual Film Fleadh Awards Ceremony and receives a cash prize of €3000.

The regular deadline for entry to the Pitching Competition is Friday May 27th, 2022 at 5p.m. G.M.T. and the entry fee is €40.

The late deadline is Friday June 3rd, 2022 at 5p.m. G.M.T. and the fee is €50.

Previous participants have found that this event opened the door to producers, key contacts and mentorship in addition to bolstering their confidence and having projects optioned. The prize for the winner can allow time to develop and expand their pitch into a full feature script.



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