Docs Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen are pleased to announce the shortlisted projects for this year’s NI Screen Feature Documentary Pitching Competition.
In collaboration with Docs Ireland, Northern Ireland Screen (supported by Yellowmoon) are offering selected documentary makers, from established filmmakers to new and emerging talent, a chance to receive an award of up to £7,500 towards a pilot for a documentary feature.
The shortlisted filmmakers, selected by members of the Docs Ireland and NI Screen teams, will present their projects at an online pitch at Docs Ireland where they will receive feedback from a panel of leading Irish film industry players.
The judging panel for the event are:
Lucy Baxter – Filmmaker & Film Lecturer, QUB
Greg Darby – Managing Director, Yellowmoon
Vanessa Gildea – Filmmaker & Head of Department, Film & Media IADT
Andrew Reid – Head of Production, Northern Ireland Screen
The pitch will be available to view online on Saturday June 19th, with the winner of the pitch announced that evening, via Docs Ireland social media.
Thank you to sponsor Yellowmoon for their support of this event.
Asking for it
Director: Grace Sweeney, Producer: Rachel Hooper
As sexual aggression goes mainstream, are men using rough sex to get away with murder?
Ballet in Bethlehem
Director/Producer: Cara Dinsmore
A unique and artistic portrait of Palestine through the eyes of an Irish-Palestinian couple who travel around the country teaching ballet and circus art.
Co-Directors/Producers: Michael Barwise, Sean Mullan
A one armed sailor and a writer sail the Irish coastline to find the mythical island of Hy Brasil.
Director: David Burke, Producer: Sean O’Cualain
Under General Pinochet’s rule of terror in Chile, one man saved thousands of people from the dictator’s brutal secret police.
Running Across Borders
Director: Lia Campbell, Producer: Anna Callan
East Belfast, Northern Ireland and Bekoji, Ethiopia – both home to some of the world’s most promising young female athletics. Running Across Borders follows four of Willowfield Harriers Athletics club’s most promising runners as they travel to Bekoji to take part in the Girls Gotta Run programme – which has produced numerous Olympic medalists, earning the small Ethiopian Highland Town the nickname,‘The Home of Champions’.
Director: Laura Smith, Producer: Lorraine Harton
“If you find us don’t revive us don’t revive us”. When burglars came across this note, they inadvertently stumbled upon the tragic trail of intrigue and deception left by the international con-woman, Julia Holmes.