Shortlist Announced For IFB / JDIFF ‘Untitled’ Screenwriting Award Competition

Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board (IFB) and the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF) are delighted to announce the shortlist for the third UNTITLED public screenwriting competition. The competition invited writers to submit an idea for a live action or animated feature film within the genre of Family Films, for the chance to win an IFB Screenplay Development Loan of up to €16,000.

The shortlisted entrants are:

George Kane – A Sleigh In A Manger
Nick Wilkinson – Icarus O’Neil’s Rising Dilemma
Emma Hogan – Snöt and Gröt (animation)
Eoin Rogers – The Cloud Giant (animation)
Lee Cronin – Arthouse

The five shortlisted writers will present the first few scenes of their script to an independent panel of industry professionals, in a unique public event during the 2013 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. The winner will be announced at the Festival Closing Night.

Now in its third year, the UNTITLED Competition has had an overwhelming response to date with previous themes of comedy in 2011 and last year’s 1916. The inaugural year of the event saw the writing duo of Enda Loughman and Mike Ahern take home the prize of a €16,000 loan towards the development of their comedy screenplay The Bogman King. Michael Kinirons and Jamie Hannigan scooped an award of €16,000 last year with their 1916 noir thriller Come Monday, We Kill Them All.

Further details on the public pitching event and industry panel members will be announced shortly.


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