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Northern Ireland Screen Pitch: 2022 Shortlisted Projects

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 are offering a chance to receive an award of up to £7,500 towards a pilot for a documentary feature.

The shortlisted filmmakers, selected from open application by members of the Docs Ireland and NI Screen teams, will present their projects at Docs Ireland, where they will receive feedback from a panel of leading Irish film industry players.

The pitch will take place as part of the Docs Ireland festival on Saturday July 2nd at 2.30pm at the Ulster Museum in Belfast. The event is free of charge but ticketed. Full details of the event are available here.

The judging panel for the event are:

  • Lucy Baxter – Filmmaker & Film Lecturer, QUB
  • Greg Darby – Managing Director, Yellowmoon Post-Production
  • Brigid O’Shea – Co-Founder, Documentary Association of Europe
  • Kari-Anne Proctor – Funding Executive, Northern Ireland Screen

A special thank you to sponsor Yellowmoon for their support of this event.



Chinese Takeaway Kids

Director: Diana Cheung, Producer: Sam Howard

3 generations of Chinese immigrants in Ireland explore their relationships with identity, culture and belonging as they navigate their struggle to stop the dilution of their Chinese heritage.


Love in a Time of War

Director/Producer: Paul Webster

Two foreign correspondents fall madly in love; over the next 20 years they cover every major conflict together before the unravelling of their relationship and subsequent friendship.


Director: Alice McDowell, Producer: Mairead Ní Theinír

As the world grows warmer, ravaged by drought and devastating wildfires, Rainsong offers a deeply human response to a traumatised planet.


They Say It Is Love

Director: Roisin Agnew, Producer: Tom O’Driscoll

The untold history of the radical feminist campaign, Wages For Housework, in Northern Ireland.


We Speak Wall: Textures of a City

Co-Directors / Producers: Edel McCormick, Erin O’Rawe

We Speak Wall: Textures of a City follows street artists in Berlin, Belfast and Bethlehem, as they negotiate painting street art in cities where politics and walls go hand in hand.