The Galway Film Fleadh is delighted to announce the shortlist for the annual Script Pitching Competition final which takes place on Sunday 10th July from 12 noon – 2pm in the Radisson Hotel. Each finalist will have 90 seconds to impress the judging panel (made up of industry professionals) with their pitch. Since its inception in 2005, The Galway Film Fleadh Pitching Competition has emphasised good writing as the backbone of the audio-visual sector and provided many writers with an opportunity to get their foot in the door of the industry. This years finalists are:

  • Eamonn Keane ‘The Watlers Beneath’
  • Janet Hayes ‘Edges’
  • Kevin Fitzpatrick ‘Back Door’
  • David Keeling ‘Last Girl Left’
  • John Corcoran ‘One Family Different Theatres’
  • Rachel Carey ‘Rosanna in the Highest’
  • Peter McGann ‘Caper’
  • Michael Whooley ‘The Duke of Dublin’
  • John McKeown ‘Capturing Love’
  • Robert Higgins ‘Losing My Edge’

The winner will receive €3,000 cash prize and be announced at the Awards Ceremony in the Town Hall Theatre that evening. For those selected it is a golden opportunity to communicate their story; to bolster their confidence and to provide the first opportunity to win the crowd. As for the winner the prize can allow them the time to develop and expand their pitch into a full length feature script.

“Since winning the Pitching Award, I have had two of my feature-length screenplays optioned by production companies in Ireland (including the script that I pitched)” – Luke Morgan, 2015 Pitching Competition Winner.