The opening film at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh will be My Brothers, which originally came from the festival’s pitching competition.
As a result, the fleadh is encouraging Galway scriptwriters and film makers with ideas for a film to take part in this year’s Pitching Award.
The 22nd Galway Film Fleadh will take place from Tuesday July 6 to Sunday July 11. The Pitching Award is an opportunity for all aspiring filmmakers to make a pitch to a panel of judges. The overall winner will receive€3,000 to enable him/her to further develop his/her script and enhance his/her filmmaking skills.
Applicants must submit four copies of a one page (500 word ) story idea for screen (any applications longer than specified will not be accepted ). All copies must be submitted blind (your name must not appear on story pages ).
Entries will be read by a designated panel and the five best will be selected to be pitched by the writer in front of an audience at the Galway Film Fleadh on Sunday July 11.
The deadline for submissions is June 18 and entry forms are available from www.galwayfilmfleadh.com Entries can be sent to The Pitching Award, Galway Film Fleadh, 36D Merchants Dock, Merchants Road, Galway.