Northern Ireland Screen Development Pitch

Docs Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen, in association with Yellowmoon Post Production, are offering a chance for documentary makers, from established filmmakers to new and emerging talent, to receive an award of up to £9,000 towards a pilot for a documentary feature.

Established at Docs Ireland 2019, the Northern Ireland Screen Pitch is one of the festival’s flagstaff industry events and has ushered a wealth of non-fiction talent through the process of developing their feature documentaries.

Application Process

If you would like to submit a proposal for consideration for the pitch:

Applications for 2024 are now closed. Pitching projects will be announced on May 20th.

The shortlisted filmmakers, selected from open application by members of the Docs Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen teams, will present their projects at Docs Ireland, where they will receive feedback from a panel of leading Irish film industry players. You can pitch your project through a production company, or as an individual.

The pitch will take place as part of the Docs Ireland festival on Saturday June 22nd in Belfast city centre. The event is free of charge but ticketed. Full details of the event will be made available closer to the festival.

The previous winners of the Northern Ireland Screen Pitch are:

The Unrest Collective – Lia Campbell (2023)

They Say it is Love – Roisin Agnew (2022)

Asking for it – Grace Sweeney (2021)

The Last Balkan Cowboy – Dragana Jurisic (2020)

No Place Like Home – Myrid Carten (2019)

If you have any further questions, please contact