Next year's International Screenwriters' Festival has launched its 2008 pitching event in association with 4Talent at Channel 4.

Pitch In Time will give hopeful writers a chance to appeal to an industry panel in front of a live audience at the event in Cheltenham (July 1-3).

Previous panels have included Oscar winner Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park) andMichael Goldenberg (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix).

Part of the prize for shortlisted writers is a pitching masterclass during the festival with leading agent Julian Friedmann.

'Giving both established writers and new talent a chance to showcase their talent before producers and developers from all over the world and find outlets for their stories is a key part of the Festival, ' says SWF Festival Director David Pearson.

'Channel 4 has been at the Festival every year now, and each time I've been amazed at the quality of the programme,' said James Estill, Senior Producer, 4Talent.

How to enter

Write down your pitch in 25 words or less, then on a separate page, expand the synopsis to 150 words and email

For more details click here.