The Galway Film Centre, Galway Film Fleadh, and RTÉ have announced a new Short Film Commission Scheme, with writers invited to submit a story idea that could eventually become a short film.
The best three ideas will be selected and receive a prize of €500 each. The three writers will then be mentored by an experienced script editor to turn the story into a finished script. From this, one script will be selected and made into a short film.
New and emerging directors are also invited to submit a short CV to be selected through a competitive process to direct the winning script. The directors will also be mentored by Dearbhla Walsh (Penny Dreadful ), Paddy Breathnach, (I Went Down ), or David Caffrey, (Love/Hate ).
Young producers and production companies are encouraged to register for the scheme and will be selected on a CV and interview basis.
Writers must submit a short film story idea by September 4. Full details and guidelines are on