Filmbase and TBCT to fund short films

Filmbase and Temple Bar Cultural Trust (TBCT) are to fund three short films inspired by the title of TBCT’s summer festival Made in Temple Bar. Selected filmmakers will be offered a package including €1,000 in cash, along with access to filmmaking equipment and production facilities to enable them to complete their films. Short films should be a maximum of three minutes in duration and the organisers are looking for original, creative and bold ideas that will have to potential to do well online. Creative interpretations of the Made in Temple Bar brief are encouraged and Filmbase and TBCT will be seeking to fund filmmakers with an ability to make great films that can engage audiences’ imaginations.

Projects will be selected through an open competition with the deadline for all applications at 12 noon, Monday 30th May. Successful filmmakers will have five weeks to complete their shorts which will be posted online during Temple Bar Cultural Trust’s Made in Temple Bar festival in July. For more information on the competition and to download application forms, visit

Filmbase and TBCT are delighted to be collaborating on this opportunity for filmmakers as part of their anniversary celebrations.  This year marks the 20th anniversary of Temple Bar’s regeneration as Dublin’s Cultural Quarter and the 25th anniversary for Filmbase as the largest resource centre for emerging filmmakers in Ireland.

The Made in Temple Bar festival will take place from 15–24 July and will celebrate all of the things that make Temple Bar so special for Irish people and visitors to the area.  For more details of what else will be happening in the area over the course of the festival visit the TBCT website at

Filmbase celebrates its 25th anniversary with a series of events from the 21st to 25th of June. The events will include short film screenings, industry talks, equipment demonstrations, workshops and networking opportunities for anyone interested in learning more about opportunities for filmmaking in Ireland. Updated information on events can be found online at





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