21 June 2018 The Irish Film & Television Network
Actors
TV
Crew
Digital
Distribution
Education / Training
Equipment
Festivals / Markets
Finance
Legal
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Production
Rep Bodies
JOBS FILMOGRAPHY NEWS WHO'S WHO DIARY GALLERY IFTA
     
Festivals / Markets
Irish Festivals & Markets
Who's Who
Festivals Jan - Dec
International Festivals A - Z
Markets News
Festivals News
Site Map
IFTN HOME

Irish Film and Television Network

 »

Festivals / Markets

 »

Festivals News



Galway Film Fleadh Issue 'Call for Entries' for Annual Pitching Competition
23 May 2018 : Nathan Griffin
The 30th Galway Film Fleadh Pitching Competition, which will run from July 10th – 15th, 2018, in association with 101 Films International, is currently accepting entries for its annual Pitching Competition.

As hosts of Ireland’s longest-running film pitching competition, the Galway Film Fleadh aims to encourage budding screenwriters and filmmakers with ideas (at any stage of development) to get their vision out there and to develop the crucial craft of ‘the pitch’.  In the film industry, ‘the pitch’ is how you impart your passion for your project to others. It doesn’t matter how good your idea is as a writer unless you can convince a director, producer, or financiers of its merits.  

Since its inception, ‘The Galway Film Fleadh Pitching Competition’ has challenged writers and provided a platform for them to share their ideas with their peers. In 2010 the Fleadh was proud to open with Paul Fraser's ‘My Brothers’, which began life a mere three years earlier as a pitch by writer Will Collins. Today, Collins has an Oscar nomination under his belt as the writer of ‘Song of the Sea’.  

Applicants must write a 500-word pitch (from beginning to end – no cliffhangers!) of your feature film idea. Any genre of feature drama, documentary or animation will be considered.  A number of finalists will now 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 30th Galway Film Fleadh (Sunday 15th July). The winner will be announced at the Awards Ceremony that evening and will receive a cash prize of €3000. 

You never know who you could meet in an elevator at the Galway Film Fleadh so make your pitch perfect.  

Closing date is Friday 88h June and participation fee is €30.

Online application, rules & regulations and testimonials from past participants are all available - here.  




BREAKING NEWS
IFTN Caught Up with Emmet Kirwan & Ian Lloyd Anderson Ahead of the National Release of 'Dublin OldSchool'
IFTN Talks with Ireland’s Busiest Actor Moe Dunford
Conor McDermottroe's 'Halal Daddy' set to Open in German Cinemas Today – Thursday, June 21st
Gerard Barrett's 'Brain on Fire' to Premiere on Netflix - Friday, June 22nd

FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
Northern Ireland Screen's Feature Doc Development Applications Open
‘Maze’ Director Stephen Burke talks IFTN through the Development, Finance & Filming of his latest Project
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.


RELATED NEWS
IFTN Talks with Ireland’s Busiest Actor Moe Dunford
21 Jun 2018 
'The Belly of the Whale' set to open 30th Galway Film Fleadh
20 Jun 2018 
Galway Film Fleadh Masterclasses Announced
18 Jun 2018 
Silk Road International Film Festival Select 'Michael Inside' for the Shanghai International Film Festival's Belt & Road Film Programme
15 Jun 2018 
EDITOR'S PICK
Landmark Documentary 'No Country for Women' Airs Tonight/Tomorrow on RTÉ
BAI's Access Rules Open for Public Consultation
'The Delinquent Season' Available VOD
Galway Film Fleadh Masterclasses
MORE ON IFTN
Upcoming Festivals
Key dates & deadlines in the Events Diary
Distribution In Ireland
Irish cinema & DVD distribution
Training in Ireland
The latest on Irish film / TV industry training

CONNECT WITH IFTN
Find us on Facebook
Follow IFTN on Twitter
E-Newsletter Subscribe
Subscribe to RSS Feed




 
 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors
 

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter