Welcome to The Great British 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. The pitchfest is 100% online this year.
It’s exciting, fun and could change your career forever!
|LondonSWF 2021 (September) Update
Pitchfest Will Be 100% ONLINE in 2021
Due to Covid uncertainty, we will be running a hybrid festival in 2021, with a three-day live event* and online sessions spread over a longer period of time. Things could change rapidly so keep an eye on our updates HERE. In person delegates will require daily flow tests and vaccine status declaration.
Who Wants to Hear YOUR Pitch?
Sixty professionals from over 50 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.
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
The quality of the speakers. The PitchFest was AMAZING! Delegates. Networking! This is the future of the British film industry."
Tom Kerevan, Screenwriter
The pitchfest will be more of a rolling event this year, spread over several months. Delegates will be asked to select which pitch slot they want in advance. The schedule will go live in Audtist 2021. As an LSF delegate, you have the opportunity to pitch your project to agents, producers or commissioners in one of our pitching sessions.
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. Pitchfest is online for safety reasons in 2021.
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 desired slot when we announce the schedule.
- Buy your pass to the festival.
- 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).
- When we announce the slots, go and select the one you want.
- NOTE – Slots can go quickly once the schedule goes live.
- Get researching your pitchees and rehearsing your pitch!
- Make sure you camera is clean, you are ready to present online and you can follow up with an email if invited.
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
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
‘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!!’
Agent at The Gersh Agency, Hollywood
‘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