Archive for May 8th, 2007

Pitch your Film

8th May 2007 by Maura McHugh

The Stella Artois Pitching Awards will be held again during the Galway Film Fleadh (11th- 16th July), and the closing date for applications is the 15th of June.

Submissions consist of a one-page story synopsis, a logline, a completed application form, and a €25 entry fee. Five writers will be selected to make their pitch in person.

The chosen projects will be presented before a panel of industry experts and a public audience. The best pitch will receive a fantastic award sponsored by Stella Artois, worth €5,000, to be presented during the Awards Ceremony at the Town Hall Theatre.

Last year’s winner, Mark Wale, is a member of the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild.

Award Process Changed

8th May 2007 by Maura McHugh

The Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Awards has changed its application process for its June 2007 intake slightly.

The deadline for the next award is 5pm on 29th June 2007, but applications will not be accepted until two weeks prior to the closing date. Therefore, the window for submissions is between 15 – 29 of June only.

Read the guidelines for applications carefully. Filmbase received over 200 entries for the previous submission period in January.

Film Ireland 20

8th May 2007 by Maura McHugh


Film Ireland’s 20th anniversary publication is issue 116, which is in the shops now. To celebrate, the copy is 20% larger, with extra interviews and articles, and also 20% cheaper.