Pitch fest 2016

Pitch Fest 2016

Win cash for your next production!


After successfully launching last festival, Pitch Fest returns for 2016. During this year’s festival, organisers are giving filmmakers the unique opportunity to pitch their short film idea to a panel of experts – which includes representatives from the Pinewood Group and the Isle of Man Government – with the chance to obtain additional funding for their project. Up to three successful candidates’ films will be offered financial support on a match-fund basis, with up to £7,500 available per project from Isle of Man Film*

To apply for a slot on the pitching session, you must submit your short film idea to zoe@isleofmanfilmfestival.com by Friday 8th July. Please also provide your full name, date of birth, and a phone number. A screenplay should be included in your application but does not have to be a final draft.

Please note that space is very limited so not all applicants will be successful in gaining a slot. The chosen project must be shot on the Isle of Man and, although the applicant filmmaker need not be island-based, a portion of the crew must be Manx.

*Full details and terms will be made available to shortlisted applicants. Candidates will be informed if their application has been successful by Monday 8th August.

Pitching will take place on the afternoon of Friday 9th September. You must be available in person on the Isle of Man on this day. Your short film needs to be shot and edited (though not final) so it can be screened at IOMFF 2017.