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Docs Ireland | Northern Ireland Screen Pitch

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’.

The Honeypot

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.