Galway Film Fleadh Pitching Competition

Get your first toe-hold in the industry.

The Pitching Competition returns at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh in which ten finalists pitch their film project to industry stakeholders and a live audience. 

The Pitching Competition at the Film Fleadh has provided many screenwriters with an opportunity to get their first toe-hold 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. 

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.

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