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 where they will receive feedback from a panel of leading documentary industry players.

Full criteria for the Northern Ireland Screen Pitch is available here.

If you have any further questions, please contact roisin@docsireland.ie

  • The deadline for consideration for the Docs Ireland Northern Ireland Screen Pitch is Friday 30th October.
  • Shortlisted projects announced Friday 6th November.
  • Live pitch will take place on Thursday 26th November (pending Covid restrictions this will either be venue/online based TBC).

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.

Thanks also to our sponsor Yellow Moon for their support to deliver this event.