Call For: Applications – Gearrscannáin short film scheme

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‘Gearrscannáin’ is a short film scheme to produce Irish language short films that will appeal to a general audience.  The scheme aims to encourage fresh, new directorial voices willing to take risks, challenge audiences and introduce them to interesting themes which will move them. Whilst aiming to engage a diverse viewership, the films should also be able to be rated for an under 15 audience. Applications must be original stories written in the Irish language.   Short films already submitted to the IFB in English will not be eligible.  This scheme will be primarily distributed on-line.

The deadline for Gearrscannáin is 13th July, 2012. 

Parameters of the scheme
Number of films:         Up to 2 per year

Duration:                       Approx. 8 minutes

Budget amount:          Maximum €10,000 per film

Format                          Originated on any high quality digital format with delivery on HD, if shot on HD, and digi beta.

Language:                    Irish language

Who can apply:

This scheme is open to filmmakers who can demonstrate an ability to direct drama but may not have made a short film before other than in college.  If applicants use their college show reel they must have held a relevant role in their college short film, i.e. if they are applying as director they must have directed the short film on the show reel they submit.

The scheme is not open to full-time students.


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