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PITCHING FORUM AT CELTIC MEDIA FESTIVAL

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INAUGURAL INTERNATIONAL PITCHING FORUM AT CELTIC MEDIA FESTIVAL 2016

In association with Scottish Development International

2016 Festival Introduces New Opportunity for Independent Production Companies

Celtic Media Festival is delighted to announce the Celtic Media Festival International Pitching Forum, in association with Scottish Development International, an initiative designed to expand the commissioning opportunities for independent production companies. For the first time at Celtic Media Festival, independent production companies will formally pitch to some of the most important commissioners and decision makers in the broadcasting world, when the Festival comes to Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland over 20th - 22nd April.

Independent production companies and producers are invited to submit a short written pitch (one A4 page), as well as any related materials, budget etc. to pitch@celticmediafestival.co.uk. Submissions will be accepted from 18th January – 18th February, and more information can be found here. A shortlist of 12 submissions will be invited to pitch at the Festival in April.

The 37th Celtic Media Festival takes place over 20th - 22nd April 2016 and will see hundreds of delegates enjoy a packed festival programme in the Irish town. Supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Waterford City and County Council, TG4, BBC Scotland, RTÉ, MG ALBA, S4C, Northern Ireland Screen, BBC Northern Ireland and BBC Cymru Wales, the festival consistently attracts international delegates wherever it is held and offers a programme that celebrates the influential media industry of the Celtic nations and regions, as well as providing networking opportunities for delegates and speakers alike.

Showcasing the best work from Wales, Scotland, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Cornwall, Brittany and Galicia, the festival is expected to attract some of the biggest names in the media world to the town. Previous high-profile guests include Tilda Swinton, Rhys Ifans, Peter Mullan, Ken Loach, The Killing Director Birger Larsen, River producer Chris Carey, My Mad Fat Diary writer/showrunner Tom Bidwell, and Doctor Who and Torchwood producer Russell T Davies. Although the festival is primarily for industry delegates, there will be a wider programme of events. Full details of the festival programme, delegate registration, and how to purchase tickets, will be announced early next year.

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