The Directors Finders Series Award presents an Irish director with an opportunity to showcase their film in the state-of-the-art Director’s Guild of America Theatre, Sunset Boulevard, LA, to an audience of American distributors and industry personnel with a view to securing a U.S. distribution deal.
The Directors Finders Series spotlights works of fiction, documentary or drama feature submissions from Irish directors who have not secured US distribution for their films.
An international panel of experts, which includes a representative from Pathe UK, will select the winning director and film. The film and the director will then travel to LA, where an official screening will take place.
The winning film will be launched on 16th July in Dublin in The Morrison Hotel at a special awards ceremony hosted by internationally acclaimed directors Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan.
The deadline for applications for this year’s event is 27th April 2009.
Applications are available to download on www.sdgi.ie