Pitching Competition

at Galway Film Fair 

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. 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.

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.

2023 applications opening in due course


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