Winner Of Untitled Screenwriting Competition 2012 Announced

| February 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

The winner of the UNTITLED Screenwriting competition, run in association with Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board (IFB) and the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF) was announced this weekend.

COME MONDAY, WE KILL THEM ALL written by Jamie Hannigan and Michael Kinirons, beat the other four finalists to take home the prize of a first draft development loan of €16,000.

Commenting on their win, Michael and Jamie said:  “”The Untitled competition is a great way to introduce a film like ours into 
the world, so we’re absolutely thrilled to have won, especially after seeing
how strong the other pitches were. It was incredibly encouraging to get such a strong response from an audience at this early stage.”

Michael Kinirons taught the Autumn 2011 Directing for Screen 8 week course and the 1-day ‘Getting the most from your outlines and treatments’ course  in Filmbase. Jamie Hannigan is a frequent contributor to Film Ireland magazine.

Whittled down from nearly 200 entries, the winning team was announced following a public pitching session chaired by Andrew Meehan (Development Executive, IFB) where the five finalists had to pitch their feature film idea on the theme of ‘1916’ to an industry panel consisting of leading Irish producer James Flynn, actor and writer Mark O’Halloran, talent agent Charlotte Kelly and JDIFF Festival Director Grainne Humphreys in front of a public audience.

COME MONDAY, WE KILL THEM ALL is a ‘Chinatown’/’Third Man’-inspired film 
noir, set in the murky wartime world of 1916 Dublin.

The four runners up were Jasmina Kallay with her drama Das Irland, Anne Marie Casey and Joseph O’Connor with their biopic Grace 1916, Hugh Travers with his black comedy The Players and Virginia Gilbert with her drama The Boys who will all receive season passes to next year’s film festival.

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