EDN Pitch Pilot Workshop comes to Galway

Pitch Pilot Workshop

Pitch Pilot Workshop

The Creative Europe Desk MEDIA Office Galway, in association with EDN (The European Documentary Network), will organise a Pitch Pilot Workshop in Galway next April.

Pitching sessions have become a frequent tool for financing documentaries in development and consequently the visual part of the pitch has become increasingly important. A pilot can either make it or break it when a project is being pitched for funding. To help producers, filmmakers and editors meet these demands, EDN has developed this workshop with the focus on the creative development of the visual material shown during a pitch.

Pitch Pilot Workshop

The EDN Pitch Pilot Workshop is an intensive three-day workshop focusing on the development of pitch pilots for documentary projects aimed at the International Market.  During these three days the selected teams will re-edit their pilots and make crucial decisions for the visual approach to their stories.

The Workshop is tailored for 3-5 projects and 10-12 observers and will be conducted in collaboration with Jesper Osmund an experienced Pilot editor.

The first morning of the Workshop on April 2nd will consist of a general information session on how to create a great Pitch Pilot. Using concrete examples of successful Pitch Pilots this plenary session will be presented in in collaboration with Ove Rishøj Jensen, EDN Film & Media Consultant. This half-day presentation will be open to all Documentary Filmmakers or anyone interested in Creative Documentary.

Deadline to Apply: February 22nd



Call For: Applications for Student Media Production Awards 2018

Creative Europe Desk Ireland MEDIA and Filmbase invite media students in Ireland to apply for support for the production and distribution of graduate film and media projects. This support will be open to any student, or groups of students, collaborating on the creation of an audiovisual film, documentary or multimedia project as part of their final year coursework.

  • Information Session 06 March in Filmbase | Apply here to secure your place.
  • Application Deadline 20 March | Eligibility & Application Forms available here.

These awards will provide support for film and media students graduating into the Irish and European audiovisual industries and to encourage graduates to develop the essential skills necessary for creating future funding applications. As such the application process for support replicates key aspects of the application process for Irish and European project funding.

Two projects will be awarded a cash contribution of up to €750 to support their production budgets and to facilitate the development and implementation of a marketing and distribution strategy for their completed works. In addition, film-based projects will be offered access to facilities at Filmbase and individual consultation on festival strategy and international marketing for short films.

Students interested are invited to attend an Information Session on Tuesday 6th March from 3.30 – 4.30pm in Filmbase. This session will present an overview of the key supports available from Filmbase and CED Ireland, provide key advice for making funding applications, and answer specific questions on this new initiative. Please click here to register for the information session.


Further information is available from Filmbase – please submit queries by email to studentmedia@filmbase.ie





Win a Trip for Two to the European Film Awards



Creative Europe Desk Ireland MEDIA have launched a competition which offers two people the opportunity to win a trip to the 29th European Film Awards ceremony, which will be held on 10th December in Wroclaw, Poland.


The prize includes a flight voucher to Wroclaw, two nights accommodation (Friday 9th and Saturday 10th December 2016) and invitations to the Gala Dinner and Ceremony. Winners will also be invited by the European Film Academy to participate in the activities especially arranged for the Academy Members in Wroclaw.


50 films have been nominated by the European Film Academy for the European Film Awards 2016. Thirty-three European countries are represented in a list that illustrates the diversity of European cinema. Overall, four Irish features are represented in the European Film Awards in the Feature Film Selection, Documentary Selection and the People’s Choice Award,  – Mammal directed by Rebecca Daly and produced by Fastnet Films and the Oscar winning Room directed by Lenny Abrahamson and produced by Element Pictures are both nominated in the Feature Film Selection. Land of the Enlightenedwhich is co-produced by Fastnet Films is nominated in the Documentary Selection and The Lobster has been nominated for the People’s Choice Awards. Both The Lobster and Land of the Enlightened are supported by Creative Europe’s MEDIA programme.


To enter the competition, click http://www.creativeeuropeireland.eu/media/competition


Competition closes on November 1st and the winner will be announced the following week.