Deadline looms for Galway Film Fleadh pitching competition

Can you sum up your idea for a film in 500 words and deliver it to a panel of industry judges?

Galway Film Fleadh picking competition in pre-Covid times.

Galway Film Fleadh picking competition in pre-Covid times.

MONDAY JUNE 28 is the closing date for submissions to the Galway Film Fleadh pitching competition, which will be a live-streamed event as part of the online edition of the festival.

The pitching competition emphasises that good writing is the backbone of the audio-visual sector and has provided many writers with an opportunity to get their foot in the industry door.

What you need to do

Entry requirement is a 500-word written pitch (from beginning to end – no cliff-hangers ) from writers of any skill level. Any genre of feature drama, documentary, or animation will be considered. Finalists will be selected to pitch their idea live online as an ‘Elevator Pitch’ of 90 seconds to a virtual panel of industry judges and an audience. The winner will be announced at the Fleadh awards ceremony and receive a prize of €3,000.

The competition is also a way for participants to have their project optioned by producers, a means of bolstering confidence, and can allow the time to develop and expand a pitch into a full feature film script.

The closing date for applications is June 28. Application forms and further details available via


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