This is the heart of the matter: the finished films.
Each year The Pitch provides a substantial budget and support for our top entrant to make their film with our production company Reel Issues Films.
We are also sometimes able to contribute to the development and production of other entrants who make the top ten. You can find out more about those in Other Funded Projects.
To find out more about The Pitch films and where they are available to watch, as well as read what the filmmakers have to say about the process, click through below.
Paul Holbrook, Production Award, 2019
Set on an impoverished, working-class council estate, Hollow tells the story of two lost souls; Laura Ryan, a struggling single mother consumed by grief having lost her son to a drunk-driver and Father Hill, a racially abused local vicar, a man-on-the-edge with dwindling faith.
Luke Bradford, Production Award, 2018
Mansa, an African woman with albinism has had her arm hacked off by Natron the witch doctor in the name of witchcraft. Robbed of her security, career and dignity, Mansa now hunts Natron in a bid to confront him and seek her revenge.
Ben Cohen, Production Award, 2017
It’s Phil’s first night as compere at his father’s bingo hall. His brother Fred stole the jackpot, crippled the business and now has chosen this evening to return. Not all homecomings are easy.
Harry Lighton, Production Award, 2016
Post-Brexit, Kasia confronts her local bullies in a small Welsh town. (Leash was formerly known as Go Home.)
Vanessa Perdriau, Production Award, 2015
Ireland, 1847. A destitute young widow desperate to save her dying son, must make a choice, but is the cost of survival worth the price of her humanity?
Andy Toovey, Production Award, 2014
A gypsy couple struggle to grieve the loss of the child they conceived during an affair. Only Child was nominated as Best Short by BAFTA Cymru.
Aurora Fearnley, Production Award, 2013
A Peacemaker, who rejects his final mission to save an endangered planet, is believed to be cursed when a solar storm hits his spaceship.
Simon Cookson, Production Award, 2012
Merle is an officer in an anti-communist 'Red Squad' during the McCarthy Red scare. When one of the suspects is killed during an arrest, he is set on a journey that threatens to change his view of the world. Could there be a wrong kind of right?
Tim Bassford, Production Award, 2011
A genius stock analyst loses his wife in a fatal car crash. Through his obsession to find comfort and destroy those responsible he is drawn into one final deadly ultimatum.
Rob McLellan, Production Award, 2010
A slave, a spy, a city under siege and a choice to be made that will change their world forever.
Simeon Lumgair, Production Award, 2009
It's 2025 and the Water Wars ravage Europe. A notorious prisoner of war is on the run, pursued by trained killers. Cornered, he takes an old man hostage in a last ditch attempt at freedom.