Following an internal review of its Screenplay Development Scheme which supports writers, writing teams and writer and director teams, Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) has announced revisions to the scheme which will re-open for applications in 2018.
The amended scheme will now be divided into two categories with Screenplay Development open to established writers and directors and New Writing Development open to new writers and directors. Each scheme will have a bespoke funding programme. In addition to the funding award, successful applicants of the New Writing Development initiative will have access to mentorship, workshopping and screenwriting and industry experts.
The deadline for receipt of applications for Screenplay Development is 31st January 2018 and for New Writing Development it is 28th February 2018.