Pitch at the Pitchfest

Room: A201

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Welcome to the Pitchfest at the London Screenwriters’ Festival

What is it? An opportunity to meet and chat with powerful agents, executives and active producers; the people who have the power to make your projects happen.

It’s exciting, fun, and could change your career forever!

UPDATES! Pitchfest in-person is evolving. We are double in the room size, the amount of execs and the amount of time you get to pitch. Sessions now run THREE hours with a 15 minute break.

NOTE: We are running two Pitchfests this year. One for in person delegates in London, and one online for our online only delegates.

Who Wants to Hear YOUR Pitch?

Sixty professionals from over fifty companies heard pitches last year leading to hundreds of script requests. Execs, producers, directors and agents have attended from these companies in many of our previous years. Going online means we can book even more.

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Check Out the Expanding List of Execs for LondonSWF 2024…

You can see the list HERE. The list is growing daily as more Execs confirm for the pitchfest. Keep checking in as this is by no means a final list, it literally changes up to the day of the Festival

I have sold my zombie comedy script 'Euston We Have a Problem!' to Hammer as a result of pitching at the festival."

Darrin Grimwood, Screenwriter

Darrin Grimwood, Screenwriter

How Does It Work?

Execs will be confirmed over the weeks running up to the festival. 

As an LSF delegate, you have the opportunity to put yourself forward to pitch your project to agents, producers or commissioners at our exciting in-person event during the festival weekend.

This means face-to-face time with the very people who could launch your career, option your script, or offer insight into your projects and how to improve your pitching techniques.

Who Can You Expect to be Present?

We have invited top Hollywood players who will be joined by the cream of the British TV and Film industry, as well as hungry and emerging producers looking for new relationships.

So do you want to pitch YOUR idea at the Great British Pitchfest?

NOTE places are limited and competition is fierce so please be ready to book your Pitching Pass, and make sure to strategise before the big day.

Here’s How It Works

  1. Buy your pass to the festival.
  2. Check out the producers, execs and agents and make a list of who you would like to pitch to (the complete and finalised list of pitchees goes live around four weeks prior to the event).
  3. Get researching your pitchees and rehearsing your pitch!
  4. Turn up with good time before the event begins, and instructions will be given on how the event will work.
  5. Make sure you are rested, engaged, and ready to put your best self forward!
  6. Enjoy the PitchFest!

To get so many high-powered and practical people to the festival is a terrific achievement. I've benefited, and it's more than worth the cost."

Ed Griffiths, Screenwriter

Ed Griffiths, Screenwriter

What Do Our Execs Think of the Great British Pitchfest?

‘The passion of these writers is an inspiration and a timely reminder (for me) of their importance.  I will be sifting through every pitch page I was given during the run-up to Christmas. I know there are at least 3 which piqued enough interest for a legitimate follow-up.’
Daniel O’toole – Producer, Reel Art Media, Pinewood Studios

Brandy-Headshot-125x125‘It was amazing, and one of the best festivals that I have ever had the pleasure of attending. I feel like there was great talent there… And I hope to find a client or so!!’
Brandy Rivers
Agent at The Gersh Agency, Hollywood

‘I had an absolutely amazing experience… three projects in particular stood out for me and I plan to follow up with the writers’
Richard Cardona
Creative Executive
After Dark Films

‘It’s simply one of the best festivals I’ve been to because it’s all about the delegates — tremendous opportunities to pitch and network as well as great information in the sessions. It’s the sort of weekend that’s designed to make a difference, and it really follows through on that promise’ Luke Ryan, Paramount