Galway Film Centre have announced the return of Dig Where You Stand, the documentary funding scheme for young filmmakers in Galway City and County.
The selected filmmakers will be mentored by Gort-based filmmaker Jill Beardsworth. Jill is a founding member of Twopair Films and has produced the films Children of Allah, Apples of the Golan, and When All Is Ruin Once Again, which recently won the ‘Best Cinematography in an Irish Feature Award’ at this years 30th Galway Film Fleadh.
Selected filmmakers will also take part in two intensive mentoring seminars with award winning Galway based documentary filmmakers Paula Kehoe and Pat Comer. Paula’s work includes An Dubh ina Gheal: Assimiliation, Deargdhú
- Two individual short documentary films, 10 to 15 minutes in duration, will be produced, with one based in the Galway City and one in County Galway.
- Participating filmmakers must be based in Galway and be under 35 years of age.
- A budget of up to €6000 is available per film.
- The participating filmmakers will be mentored by established documentary filmmakers.
- Galway Film Centre will provide support through equipment, advice and assistance.
- Galway Film Centre encourages both English and Irish language project applications.
- Galway Film Centre encourages applications from female-led filmmaking teams. Selected projects will need to ensure a healthy gender balance across the filmmaking team.
For detail on how to apply please visit here.
DEADLINE for applications is: 12pm, Friday 14th September 2018
Applicants will be shortlisted and then called for interview in late September. The proposed date for interviews is Friday 28th September.