Once again, this year’s Script Pitching Competition will be a live-streamed, online event. Having provided many writers with an opportunity to get their foot in the door of the industry, our Pitching Competition emphasises good writing as the backbone of the audio-visual sector. Submit a 500-word written pitch for drama, documentary or animation. Finalists pitched their idea live online as a 90 second ‘Elevator Pitch’, to a virtual panel of industry judges and an audience. The winner was announced at the online Awards Ceremony and received a cash prize of €3000.
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.
“I am not a seasoned ‘pitcher’, but I followed my instincts and absolutely loved the experience. The judges asked important questions and gave precious feedback. The quality of the other pitches was incredible, I was truly surprised and humbled to receive the award. Since winning the pitching competition, I have been lucky enough to receive development funding through Screen Ireland’s new scheme ‘The Voice”.- Alice McDowell 2020 Winner ‘Rainsong’