After the success of our inaugural pitching competition at the 2019 festival, Docs Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen are again offering a chance for documentary makers, from established filmmakers to new and emerging talent, to receive an award of up to £7,500 towards a pilot for a documentary feature.

To apply to pitch at the festival, please complete the project application, available here.

You can pitch through a production company, or as an individual. Shortlisted projects will be invited to present their project at a public pitch at Docs Ireland on Saturday June 13th where they will receive feedback from a panel of leading documentary industry players.

Full criteria for the NI Screen Pitch is available here.

If you have any further questions, please contact

The deadline for consideration for the Docs Ireland Northern Ireland Screen Pitch is Friday May 8th.

Shortlisted projects will be announced on Friday May 22nd.

Applicant’s will be shortlisted by Docs Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen for the opportunity to pitch at the Northern Ireland Screen Feature Development Pitch.