Wild Atlantic Pitching Competition

Sun 14 July | 11:00 – 13:00 | Galmont Ballroom 1

The Wild Atlantic Pitching Competition at the Film Fleadh has provided many screenwriters with an opportunity to get their first toehold in the industry. All that is required to enter is a 500-word written pitch (from beginning to end – no cliff-hangers!). Writers applying can be at any stage of their career. No experience is required. Any genre of feature drama, documentary or animation will be considered. Finalists will be selected to pitch their idea as an ‘Elevator Pitch’ of 90 seconds, in front of an audience and a panel of industry judges on the closing day of the Galway Film Fleadh. The winner will be announced at the Film Fleadh Awards Ceremony and will receive a cash prize of €3000.

Join us on Sunday 14th July from 11am to 1pm at the Galmont Hotel for the final of the Wild Atlantic Pitching Competition, to hear the 10 finalists present their ideas to the judging panel. Finalists and judging panel will be announced shortly.

The ten finalists for the 2024 Wild Atlantic Pitching Competition are as follows:

  • Chloe Pisco ‘Dances With Whales’
  • Zoe Gibney ‘Dons Life Goes On’
  • Meadhbh McHugh ‘Every Single Minute’
  • Benjamin Dujardin ‘Firecracker’
  • Michael Murtagh ‘Foggy Boggy Hill: The Miracle of Knock’s Impossible Airport’
  • Barry McNally Smyth ‘Four Hail Marys’
  • Jamie Sykes ‘Good Genuine Guys’
  • Keith Farrell & Jahmal Williams-Thomas ‘Pigeons’
  • Joseph McGucken ‘Pushers Out’
  • Rodney Lee ‘Stuck in a Book’

This is a free event, but please register on this page and use the name of the attendee.

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