Galway City of Film have announced the return of the Short Film Commission Scheme a partnership scheme by RTÉ and Galway Film Centre. Writers are invited to submit a story idea and the best three ideas will be selected and receive a prize of €500 each. These three writers will go on to be mentored by an experienced Script Editor to bring their idea from a story outline to a finished script. From this, one script will be selected and made into a short film.
New and up-and-coming directors are also invited to submit a short CV to be selected through a competitive process to direct the winning script. The directors will be mentored by an experienced director through prep, casting right through to being supported on set. The directors mentoring panel will include Dearbhla Walsh (Penny Dreadful, Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot) and Paddy Breathnach, (Shrooms, I Went Down) and, depending on the shooting schedule, one of these will mentor the director.
Producers and production companies are also encouraged to register for the scheme and will be selected on a CV and interview basis. Please note that director and producer teams are also encouraged to apply and will be interviewed together as a team.
Writers are now invited to submit a short film story idea by January 31st.
For full details on entry guidelines please see the APPLICATION FORM:http://www.galwayfilmcentre.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/GFC-RTE%CC%81-Short-Film-Application-form-2016.pdf
All submissions will be read by three readers without them knowing the identity of the writers. Based on the three-page submission around 10 writers will be shortlisted and invited for interview. Based on the interview three writers will be selected and each will receive a cash prize of €500.00. All three will also get to work with an experienced Script Editor to develop the story outline into a finished script. One finished script will be selected approximately four weeks after the interview date to become the film that goes into production.
For full application details for Writers, Directors and Producers please see wwww.galwayfilmcentre.ie