Call For: Submissions for14th Annual Directors’ Finders Series Showcase 


The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland has announced the 14th Annual Directors’ Finders Series Showcase in association with the Directors Guild of America. This event affords Irish directors an exciting opportunity to present their film in the DGA Theatre on Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles.

The selected film will be presented to key American distributors, agents and press with a view to securing a U.S distribution deal. Equally as significant, the director also gets to spend a week attending DGA/SDGI specially arranged meetings with industry peers for mentoring and training opportunities. This opportunity affords the winning director a unique networking experience during their time in LA in order to enhance and develop their international directorial career.

Films must be Irish and directors must be a member of SDGI (new membership is available subject to approval). The completed feature-length film or drama must not have U.S distribution. There is no timeline stipulation and the decision will be made by an international panel of industry experts.

ENTRY DEADLINE: 7th September 2018
Screening Date: 26th October 2018
You can read more about the Finders Series and see past winners here.
Applications or queries can be sent to
2018 Finders Series Application


Call For: Applicants for Writing Mentorship Scheme


Galway Film Centre in association with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Screen Training Ireland have announced a new writing mentorship scheme aimed at writers from and/or currently based in the WRAP* counties Clare, Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo.

Writers will be invited to submit ideas for genres including feature film or TV series (both live action and animation). Four writers will be selected and allotted contact time with script editors from Ireland and the UK over a period of months, as well as receiving an award of €500 each to develop the idea further. Mentors will include Andrew Ellard, Eimear Markey, Mark McIlrath, Oona O’ Beirn and Lucy Ryan. The writers will also have access to producers and commissioning editors to guide them to the next stage after development. Writers may also attend an Advanced Screenplay Development workshop with Emmanuel Oberg, in association with Creative Europe MEDIA Office Galway, which takes place in September 2018.

The scheme will endorse 50:50 gender equality, as well as encouraging diversity of voices and ages and it also aims to nurture ideas generated and located in the region. Writers’ track records as well as the originality and boldness of the ideas submitted and the potential for development will be key criteria in selection of the projects.

The deadline for application is 23rd of July 2018. Applications guidelines below.

Please email for any further information.

*WRAP refers to the Western Region Audiovisual Producer’s Fund, a new €2 million regional fund which supports production in the following six counties: Clare, Galway, Roscommon, Mayo, Sligo and Donegal.


Application Guidelines:

  • Applicants’ experience must demonstrate at least one of the following: festival or online success; broadcast credits; or work that has acquired funding.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Students in full time education are not eligible
  • Applicants must be from or based in one of the WRAP counties.
  • The scheme is open to ideas which can be produced, but are not necessarily set in the WRAP counties.

Submission details:

Email the following information to:

  • A one page synopsis of the idea. If your idea is for a TV series, then outline the narrative for the series. (PDF format)
  • A sample of your writing up to 15 pages (PDF format)
  • A one page CV outlining relevant experience (PDF format)
  • A personal statement of up to one page in length (PDF format)

The deadline for application is 23rd of July 2018.

Please email for further information.

This scheme is in association with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Screen Training Ireland.


Call For: Wicklow Screendance Laboratory

Wicklow Screendance Laboratory is  accepting applications for:

  1. Participants 1) choreographers who have dance works to show; 2) film and dance artists who will create short dance films to be shown at the festival to be held between Oct 17thand 20th 2018
  2. Submissions of short films to be screened during the conference


The purpose of this venture is to capitalise on the many linked agencies and platforms of creative arts in and around Wicklow/Dublin, with a special emphasis on dance and film.

Wicklow Screendance Laboratory 2018 is a 4-day-long symposium that will draw choreographers, dancers and film makers together to create an exploratory experience within dance-and-film, in county Wicklow. The event will be led by Dr Adrienne Brown, with invited guest artists Marisa M Hayes and Franck Boulègue of Video Screen Dance, (Bourgogne, France) and Jasmine Morand director of Prototype Status (Switzerland). Adrienne Brown’s 30-year span of choreographic work is housed in the National Dance Archive, University of Limerick and she is a former Chair of Dance Ireland (2008 – 2013). She holds a PhD from the School of Music, University College Dublin (2012).

LOCATION(S): Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray: http://www.mermaidartscentre.i…

Bray Institute of Further Education, Bray:

Bray Bowl, Bray:

Inchicore College of Further Education, Dublin:…

DATES: October 17th – 20th 2018

The Laboratory/Symposium will be a meeting place for artists, scholars, curators, students and others interested in exploring the movement and choreography of moving images. It is a development programme for practitioners who want to learn more about, and immerse themselves in a medium of exploration and exchange, under the expert guidance of leading European mentors. Hayes and Boulègue have run the acclaimed Festival of Video Screen Dance, (Bourgogne, France) and the online forum Numéridanseover many years. This will be their second time to teach in Ireland, and are this year joined by acclaimed dance/film artist Jasmine Morand. This event will specifically target:

  • Choreographers who have pieces in development or complete that they would be interested in showing
  • Dancers/choreographers who are at a stage in their careers where they wish to move into film
  • Interdisciplinary cross-fertilisation between art form practitioners such as literature/film/sound/music/dance etc.
  • The use of natural resources in Wicklow, including theatre space, studios, and landscapes
  • Artists who wish to train in film, editing and production
  • Public interest in ideas and practice in the above areas; symposium to include public discussion and showings
Screendance Image


Dates: Oct 17th – 20th

Cost: Should your dance piece or film be selected for screening or performance, a registration fee of €10 will apply & attendance at all festival events will be free of charge. (You will be notified of method of payment when you’ve been informed of successful application)

How to Apply: Complete the relevant application form below


Film submissions:…

Film submissions: scratch films/ works-in-progress:…

See our FAQ’s HERE

Deadline: July 27th at 5pm

Notice of acceptance: mid-August

If you have any queries please email:


Films selected for screening will be shown at a cinema screening event at Mermaid Arts Centre.


Submissions must include a link to Vimeo / YouTube footage, supplying passwords where appropriate.

The length of the films cannot exceed 15 minutes

* Note – There is no honorarium for works submitted. Artists / Film-makers submitting films MUST ENSURE AND CONFIRM permission AND all rights are retained for a public showing of the films during the symposium.

* Files / films are played from a Macbook Pro normally, HD files with a .mov or .avi extension (we are not screening dcp 2 k versions)


Dance pieces selected for showing will be presented at at Mermaid Arts Centre and Bray Bowl Dance studio.


A short sample of the work should be sent via Vimeo / YouTube footage, supplying passwords where appropriate.

The length of the dance piece cannot exceed 10 minutes

* Note – There is no honorarium for works submitted. Artists / Film-makers submitting films MUST ENSURE AND CONFIRM permission AND all rights are retained for a public showing during the symposium.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Please supply Name, email address, a short Biography and your reasons for applying to the Laboratory (see application form).
  2. There is no honorarium for works submitted, or attendance at the Laboratory. Wicklow Screendance Laboratory retains the rights to public showing of films during the symposium.
  3. *Please note full attendance is mandatory for all participants in the Laboratory*

This initiative has been funded through the Arts Council Festival Fund, Wicklow County Council Festival Awards and is also supported by Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre.


Call For: Film Mayo Creative Ireland Residency Award Now Open


Film Mayo, a Mayo Arts Service, Mayo County Council, initiative, invite submissions for a residency award for an emerging Mayo born or based filmmaker.

The aim of the Film Mayo Creative Ireland Residency Award is to benefit the successful filmmaker in their own practice. This residency award will allow the emerging filmmaker the time to develop new work, dedicate time to research, develop new ideas and to work with the local community.  A key component of this residency award is that it has a Mentoring aspect to it, which will support the filmmaker.

This residency award may suit for example, an emerging screenwriter, director, producer, actor, animator, technical crew, those involved in pre or post production or a film artist. This list is not exhaustive, but does indicate some of the possible areas that applicants could be working in.

Deadline for submissions is: 5pm,Wednesday 18th July, 2018

Synopsis of residency award:
•Timescale of residency award September – December 2018.
•€6,000 Award to successful filmmaker.
•Up to 15 hours of Mentoring in total from the expert panel which consists of a Screenwriter, a Director and a Producer.
•Use of Ballina Arts Centre Facilities by filmmaker.
•Community Engagement by filmmaker.
•Could culminate in publicly accessible work.
•Two weeks in the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Co. Monaghan (2019)

Brief and Application Form


Call For: Submissions for Wexford Short Film Fund Award

Wexford County Council Arts Office in association with ‘Bodecii Film’ have announced a new Film Fund Award. The aim of this annual award is to provide funding and support to filmmakers looking to develop ambitious and creative short films based in the County Wexford region.

The focus of this award for 2018-2019 is on filmaker/writer collaborations and is titled ‘Wexford Stories’. ‘Wexford Stories’ is a unique opportunity to encourage directors/producers nationwide team with 1 of the 10 Wexford Writers who have previously taken part in Wexford Screen Writers Professional Development Workshops run by the Arts Office and Bodecii Film in 2017 -2018. The outcome of this intensive screen writing programme, where the writers were mentored by film industry professionals, are ten short screenplays that create exciting, dynamic and engaging screen stories.

Funding will be available through the scheme to support one short film with a budget of up to €10,000 funded through Wexford County Council Arts Office. The award also consists of project management support from Bodecii film ( based in Wexford) as well as €1,800 towards equipment hire with film lighting company ‘Teach Solais’.

Wexford Stories welcomes application from a diversity of filmmakers nationwide with a passionate vision who wish to collaborate with the Wexford writers. The goal is to open the door to emerging Wexford writers to team with established and emerging Irish directors and producers.

For full terms and condition and general enquiries please contact: and / or Lisa Fortune – Arts Office Wexford County Council: Tel: 053 9196369

All applications for film fund must be emailed directly to Online applications only.


Galway Film Fair Marketplace Applications Now Open

Applications are now being accepted for the Marketplace at the 2018 Galway Film Fair (12th – 14th July), which takes place during the Galway Film Fleadh (10th–15th July 2018).

The Marketplace at the Galway Film Fair co-ordinates pre-scheduled meetings between filmmakers with projects in development and/or completed films and invited Film Financiers, Distributors, Sales Agents, Broadcasters, Film Funds and Major Producers.

The Galway Film Fair has a number of unique selling points:

  • Transatlantic Bridge
  • Intimate and informal atmosphere
  • Privileged access to the world’s leading financiers
  • Showcasing new European and International cinema to leading Film Buyers, Distributors and Festival Programmers.

If you have a completed film/documentary or a project in development and would like to participate in the Marketplace at the Galway Film Fair, visit this page to learn more about the Marketplace and complete the online application.

  • Early Bird Application Deadline: Friday 11th May 2018 – Fee €175
  • Regular Application Deadline: Friday 1st June 2018 – Fee €225

Alongside the marketplace, many other industry events take place at the Galway Film Fair including our annual conference The Fleadh Forum, masterclasses, debates, workshops and much more.

For further information contact Annette Maye at The Galway Film Fair – + 353 (0) 91 562 200/


Call For: Applications for Arts and Disability Connect Funding Scheme


The Arts Council and Arts & Disability Ireland have announced the 2018 deadline for Arts and Disability Connect, a funding scheme for artists with disabilities.

Specifically targeted at individual artists with disabilities, Arts and Disability Connect includes New Work, Mentoring and Training awards. The scheme offers artists the opportunity to: connect with other practitioners or venues; make a change in their practice; ‘step up’ in terms of scope and scale; reach new audiences and to engage in mentoring or training.

Arts and Disability Connect deadline: Thursday 26th April at 5pm

Application forms and guidelines for Arts and Disability Connect are available to download from Monday 5th March at

Arts & Disability Ireland will visit Waterford, Sligo, Ennis, Dublin and Portlaoise to talk to artists with disabilities about this funding scheme.

Information clinics:
Tuesday 13 March, 2pm at Garter Lane, Waterford
Tuesday 20 March, 2pm at The Model, Sligo
Thursday 22 March, 2pm at Glór, Ennis
Tuesday 27 March, 2pm at Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Wednesday 11 April, 2pm at Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise

At these information clinics we will talk through the guidelines, application process and answer any questions artists have about the scheme. Please RSVP in advance to Amie Lawless: If you have any access requirements please get in touch.

Irish Sign Language, speech to text and a loop system will be available at the Project Arts Centre on Tuesday 27 March. All venues listed are wheelchair accessible.




Call For: Submissions for “Let’s Talk about Drugs” National Youth Media Awards Competition 2018


The “Let’s Talk about Drugs” National Youth Media Awards Competition 2018 is a creative and empowering competition for young people aged 12-25.

The deadline is the 9th of April 2018.

To enter, young people are asked to research topics or share their personal experiences and create either: a short video, an audio podcast, a news article or a poster. The age categories for entering are: 12-14; 15-17; 18-21; 22-25.

The themes for the 2018 competition are divided into two categories based on age. The themes for the 12-14 and 15-17 age categories are:

  • Talk about- underage drinking and the risks
  • Talk about – cannabis and the risks

And the themes for the 18-21 and 22-25 age categories are:

  • Club drugs – what are the risks?
  • Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs – what are the risks?

Teachers are not expected to be experts on drugs issues – what we are looking for is a peer learning experience, to empower the young people and give them a voice on the topic.

Take a look at some of the winning entries from previous years to be amazed by the talent and hard work the young people put into their entries!

Winners from the four age categories will receive a €250 One4All gift card and the overall winner will receive a prize of €1,000 One4All gift cards. Winners will also have their work published on is Ireland’s National Drug and Alcohol Information and Support Website. The site has in excess of 120,000 unique Irish visitors each year and over 500,000 international visitors.

You will find full competition details at

The “Let’s Talk About Drugs” National Youth Media Awards is an annual drug education competition that aims to help young people explore and understand various issues relating to drug and alcohol use in Irish society.

The competition is primarily aimed at secondary schools, colleges, and youth clubs nationwide and it’s supported by the Department of Health, the HSE, the Ana Liffey Drug Project, Healthy Ireland, and the website. Please feel free to contact if you have any questions in relation to the competition.



Call For: Applications for Student Media Production Awards 2018

Creative Europe Desk Ireland MEDIA and Filmbase invite media students in Ireland to apply for support for the production and distribution of graduate film and media projects. This support will be open to any student, or groups of students, collaborating on the creation of an audiovisual film, documentary or multimedia project as part of their final year coursework.

  • Information Session 06 March in Filmbase | Apply here to secure your place.
  • Application Deadline 20 March | Eligibility & Application Forms available here.

These awards will provide support for film and media students graduating into the Irish and European audiovisual industries and to encourage graduates to develop the essential skills necessary for creating future funding applications. As such the application process for support replicates key aspects of the application process for Irish and European project funding.

Two projects will be awarded a cash contribution of up to €750 to support their production budgets and to facilitate the development and implementation of a marketing and distribution strategy for their completed works. In addition, film-based projects will be offered access to facilities at Filmbase and individual consultation on festival strategy and international marketing for short films.

Students interested are invited to attend an Information Session on Tuesday 6th March from 3.30 – 4.30pm in Filmbase. This session will present an overview of the key supports available from Filmbase and CED Ireland, provide key advice for making funding applications, and answer specific questions on this new initiative. Please click here to register for the information session.


Further information is available from Filmbase – please submit queries by email to


Call For: Submissions for Film Offaly/Filmbase Short Film Award


The Film Offaly & Filmbase 2018 Short Film Award is now open. Closing date Friday 23rd March @ 3pm. (Postal applications only).

This funding initiative aims to foster creative and resourceful film-making in Co. Offaly and is looking for original, entertaining stories by talented filmmakers, who – if selected – must set and shoot their project in the county.

The award will be given to one successful applicant who will receive €10,000 towards the cost of their production, along with one year’s membership to Filmbase, a 50% discount on equipment hire from Filmbase and more.


Closing Date Friday 23rd March 2018 @ 3pm



Call For: Submissions for Spook Screen

This September Clonakilty will be the backdrop as Spook Screen will provide a petrifying plethora of thrills and chills as well as talks and interviews on a wide array of horror topics.

Call For Submissions: 

Spook Screen take scary and funny films as long as the subject matter is spinechilling and supernatural.

As well as the festival itself, there will be number of Special Guests attending, such as Hammer Horror legend Madeline Smith, who will introduce one of her Hammer Horror films as well as holding a Q&A.

Regular Deadline

Beast In Festival (Best in Festival)

Gave Us the Creeps award (scariest film)

Ghoul Days (Student Award)

Best Director

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Make up/ Effects

Catergory for Two Minute Terrors- Best Horror under 2 mins.

All Films are automatically in contention for the awards winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on the closing night.


Call For: Applications for dlr First Frames Scheme

An Cathaoirleach, Councillor Tom Murphy, with from left, 2017 award winners Bjorn Mac Giollaa  and Ciaran Hickey. Also pictured are Barry Dignam & Bernadette Meagher, IADT; Alan Fitzpatrick, Filmbase; Georgina Sweetnam & Ciara King, dlr County Council.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council supports emerging filmmakers under the dlr First Frames Scheme. Now its second year, the Scheme is fully funded by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office and DLR Local Enterprise Office, and managed by Filmbase.  Additional equipment and facilities support is provided by the National Film School, IADT.

2018 Scheme – call for applications

Inviting applicants for the 2018 Scheme.  Funding will be available to support two short films with budgets of up to €10,000 each, with additional equipment and facilities support from Filmbase and IADT valued at up to €10,000 per project.

Information evening

dlr Arts Office and Filmbase will host an information evening for interested applicants on Thursday 15 March in the Studio, dlr LexIcon, Haigh Terrace, Moran Park, Dún Laoghaire.  This will include an introduction to the scheme along with some industry speakers. This event is free, however places are limited. To register your interest click here.  Full details of the application process are available in the brief.

dlr First Frames scheme aims to provide funding and support to emerging filmmakers looking to develop ambitious and creative short films based in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown region. DLR Local Enterprise Office is supporting this opportunity to promote employment in the film making industry in DLR.


Call For: Submissions for 2018 Youth Music Video Competition

Calling Ambitious Young Filmmakers aged 18-23 – a unique opportunity to kick-start your career as a director.

Youth Music Video Competition is open nationally and invites applications.

How to Enter:

–    Email the following to: before 5pm February 28th

–    Write 200 words telling us about you, your background, and why you want to be a filmmaker.

–    Send us a link to your best piece of work to-date.

–    Include you contact details and your date of birth.

–    You can apply on your own or in duos.

The selected filmmakers will take part in a hands-on workshop with Feel Good Lost on Saturday March 24th in Cork.

Using their extensive knowledge of the Irish music scene and network of musicians, Feel Good Lost arrange for five musical artists to submit a track to the competition. Each track is carefully curated to a director based on their style of directing and briefs are tailor made for each director and with input from the artists. So far acts such as Daithí, Meltybrains?, Rusangano Family and The Academic have submitted tracks.Every style of music video is encouraged, be it narrative or experimental, live action or animation, or any combination of these.

Participants will experience the same process that happens in the industry. Each filmmaker will submit a treatment document explaining their idea, and with on-going mentoring and support from Feel Good Lost, they make the video. In addition to making an amazing video, the competition builds confidence and helps directors improve in areas that need improving.

All five videos will be screened at the 2018 First Cut! Festival on Saturday 28th April 2018.  One stand-out filmmaker will be presented with an award. Once the video is finished, the artist will decide if they want this to be the official video for the track. The goal is for the artist to get a music video that they are happy with, and for the director to get their video on their reel. But either way it’s a win / win situation for everyone.

Feel Good Lost is a multi-discipline creative company that makes cutting edge film, art and music. Brendan Canty, director of FGL, is best known for the phenomenally successful video for Hozier’s ‘Take Me To Church’, which was voted Video of the Year by the Irish Times and nominated for two MTV VMA awards. Canty’s recent short “For You” has been nominated for a 2018 IFTA Film & Drama Award aswell as winning Best Irish Short at the Kindle Sharks. To find out more about Feel Good Lost, visit their official website:

For more information, please visit:


Call For: Submissions for Richard Harris International Film Festival 2018

Submissions are now open via Film Freeway

IFTA Affiliated International Film Festival screened 100+ short films in 2017 and introduced the Live Streamed Gala Awards Show and Afterparty – have announced submissions for their 2018 Festival.

Deadline is 31st July.

The 2018 festival will be a 5-day event over the Bank Holiday weekend October 25th – 29th 2018.

Categories Include:

Short Film – 3 categories – National / International, Newport Beach FF, Student – Midwest Award will be chosen from the 3 categories – see film freeway for more details.

Feature Film Competition

Self Tape Competition –Submit your self-tape via film freeway.  1 minute monologue

Sports Documentary Competition

Link to submit:


Call For: SHORT STORIES Submissions


The Irish Film Board are acceptong submissions for SHORT STORIES, which invites filmmakers to use their imagination, creative story-telling and visual talent to excite audiences with succinct, inspiring and even entertaining films.

SHORT STORIES are live-action or animated fiction films between 2 to 5 minutes in length and have a budget of €20K.

Films may be made in the English or Irish language. If produced in the Irish language, subtitling will be necessary for festivals and sales worldwide.

The deadline is 1pm Friday 23rd March.

Parameters of the Scheme

– Number of films:                  Up to 4 per year

– Duration:                               2-5 minutes maximum

– Budget per film:*                Maximum €20,000
– Delivery:                               DCP, Prores, BluRay

The application budget should reflect costs for delivery as above and subtitling if applicable.


Further Details at


First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2018: Open Call For Short Films

First Cut! Youth Film Festival seeks short film entries by filmmakers aged12-24

Deadline: Wednesday February 28th

Festival dates: Wed April 25th – Sat April 28th 2018

Venue: Mall Arts Centre, Youghal Co. Cork

Admission: Free




First Cut! Youth Film Festival is now accepting short film submissions for its 2018 edition.


This annual festival is dedicated to showcasing new films by young filmmakers. Now in its ninth year, it offers screenings, workshops, and talks by film industry professionals in a friendly atmosphere where young filmmakers can meet and mingle with their peers. It is based at the Mall Arts Centre in Youghal, Co. Cork and will run between April 25th and 28th 2018.


The call-out for short films is aimed at filmmakers between the ages of 12 and 24. It is open to films from schools, colleges, youth groups and individual filmmakers. Entries are welcomed from Ireland and abroad in every genre, including fiction, documentary, animation and music video. The closing date is Wednesday February 28th. Full details on how to submit a film are online at


The 2017 edition of the festival screened over 125 short films. It featured a public workshop by The Young Offenders writer/director Peter Foott, who remarked “I wish First Cut! was around when I was a young filmmaker… It’s such a great platform for young filmmakers to get their films seen.”


Awards are presented in a several categories, including best film, best director, best schools film, best animation, best documentary, best music video and best film by a young adult. This year, First Cut! is introducing the First Cut! Youth Jury Award to be selected by its youth volunteer committee.


Due to its ongoing success, First Cut! Youth Film Festival will be expanding from a three- to a four-day event this year. In addition to providing young filmmakers with a platform to show their films and to learn from industry professionals, it offers a rare and valuable opportunity for them to network and share their passion for making films with a wide group of likeminded people. Each screening is accompanied by a panel discussion with young filmmakers where young people can share their experiences and take inspiration from their peers.


Festival director Mary McGrath explains “We are in the business of encouraging and supporting young filmmakers and giving them much needed opportunities to showcase their films. It is so inspiring to have had the involvement of really talented and successful directors of the caliber of Nora Twomey (Breadwinner), Peter Foott (The Young Offenders) and Brendan Canty, (Hozier- ‘Take Me To Church’/ ‘For You’). It feels like we are at the cutting edge of film making in Ireland and bringing this to young aspiring filmmakers. We are delighted to be working with so many great partners and to welcome so many successful directors, and young film makers to Youghal.”


First Cut! Youth Film Festival is also running the incredibly successful Youth Music Video Competition (YMVC) for a third year, teaming up with production company Feel Good Lost and its director Brendan Canty to highlight music video and give young filmmakers an amazing opportunity to be mentored by professional filmmakers associated with Feel Good Lost. Full details of YMVC 2018 will be announced in shortly. Young filmmakers interested in putting themselves forward for one of the five places on this year’s YMVC can contact First Cut! at




All events and screenings at the festival are free and open to the public.





OFFline Film Festival Animation Residency 2018

OFFline Film Festival has announced a 6-month Animation Residency which will kick off in May, culminating in a showcase of the work created, at OFFline Film Festival in October 2018. If you’re an ambitious Animator who is ready to take the next step, but you need the headspace, work space and support to work on your passion project, or even to kick start your own animation studio, then this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

This summer, two Animators will embed themselves in the beautiful Georgian town of Birr, with accommodation, a stipend and studio space with industry standard software and computing technology provided. Birr is the cultural hub of the Midlands, with a vibrant arts community and the benefit of super-high speed broadband. The Animators will receive ongoing mentoring, as well as post-production services, from award-winning animation studio Piranha Bar. This exciting inaugural Residency is open to Animators working individually, or to dynamic duos planning to collaborate on a project. You will also be introduced to local enterprise resources should you wish to take the leap into setting up your own studio once the Residency finishes up.

Funded by The Trench Trust and Offaly County Council, the OFFline Film Festival Animation Residency will be an annual opportunity for Irish and International Animators to create and showcase their work to an audience of filmmakers and film fans.

How to apply:


To apply go to

Applications will close on Friday 30th March 2018 at 1pm.     


Call For: Film In Cork 2018 Short Film Award


Film In Cork, through the support of the Arts Offices of Cork City and County Councils, and in association with the Tomar Trust, have announced the launch of the 2018 Short Film Award. This funding initiative aims to support creative and resourceful filmmaking in the Cork region.

Film In Cork is looking for original, entertaining stories by talented filmmakers who, if selected, must shoot their project in Cork City and/or county.

The award will be given to one successful project which will receive €8,000 towards the cost of production, along with support in terms of locations, production, mentoring and planning the film’s festival release strategy.

In order to be eligible for the award, applicants must have full rights to the material they are submitting. Live action short film scripts will be accepted up to a maximum of 10 pages.

Announcing details of the scheme, Rossa Mullin, who runs Film in Cork said: “The Short Film Award offers filmmakers in the region the opportunity to work with a budget and bring to life on the big screen ideas and emotions that are currently on paper.”

Rossa continued “The process in 2018 has been modified somewhat and will involve several stages, beginning with a half-day session on February 25th looking at the development of successful short films, followed by a “Speed Dating” session for writers, directors, and producers to meet and see what synergies they may have to collaborate together. It is very exciting to see this Short Film Award launched, and we are very grateful for the generous support of the Arts Offices of Cork City and County Councils, as well as the Tomar Trust, who have helped to make this happen.”


The closing date for script applications is 5pm on Friday, April 6th.

Application forms and detailed guidelines for the 2018 Short Film Award can be found at


Call For: Submissions for Galway Film Fleadh

The festival is Ireland’s leading film event, known internationally as the discovery place of New Irish Cinema, and home to the Galway Film Fair, Ireland’s only film marketplace.

The Galway Film Fleadh awards feature films selected for competition in the following categories:

  • Best Irish Debut Film
  • Best International Debut Film
  • Best Irish Film
  • Best International Film
  • Best Irish Documentary
  • Best International Documentary
  • Best Cinematography in an Irish Film

Winners in recent years include Michael Inside, Sanctuary, A Date for Mad Mary, Young OffendersOlder than Ireland and Song of the Sea, among others.

The deadline for Early Bird submissions is 26th February 2018. Early Bird entry fees are at a discounted rate of €30. After the Early Bird Deadline, the fee will increase to the Regular price of €40.The Regular deadline for submissions is Friday, March 30th, 2018.

Further information and the link to submit via Eventival can be found at

Welcome to the Galway Film Fleadh – Galway Film Fleadh

30th Galway Film Fleadh | Tuesday 10th – Sunday 15th, July 2018




Call For: Female Actor

Film is a short neo-noir that will hopefully be developed into a feature length story. Unpaid but all expenses covered. Role is for a woman aged 20 to 40. Character has to pass for Arabic in appearance. Must have passport as there will be a four-day shoot in a country in Europe.

Apply with CV to


Call For: Submissions for First Cut! Youth Film Festival

If you are between the ages of 12 and 24 and have made a short film, visit to find out how to submit your film free of charge. Every type of film is welcome, including fiction, documentary, animation and music video.

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The festival runs April 25th-28th 2018.​

​The deadline ​for entries ​is Wednesday, February 28th 2018.


Call For: Commercial Videographer and Editor

Like Communications Ltd. seeks applications for a Commercial Videographer and Editor.The role is full time, but hours can be flexible.

Like is a Cork-based Digital Marketing Agency specialising in niche targeting and viral video for the motoring, property, FMCG and pharmaceutical sectors.

Candidates should be experienced in video production essentials such as Final Cut Pro or similar and should be conversant with video formats for social media.

Experience with wireless lapel microphones and sound required.

Competitive salary on offer.

Ideal candidates will be imaginative and creative in their approach, prepared to work to tight deadlines and have excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.

Own transport and full driving licence an advantage.

Please apply by sending your C.V., cover letter and salary expectation and links to examples of your work.

Skills: Editing, Final Cut Pro or similar, Motion Graphics an advantage, Videography, Camera operating, Sound, Lapel Mics, Adobe After Affects or similar, Colour Correction, Communication Skills.

Job Type: Full-time



Call For: Submissions for Galway Film Centre & RTÉ Short Film Commission Scheme


Submissions are now open for the Galway Film Centre & RTÉ Short Film Commission Scheme.

Writers are now invited to submit a short film story idea by 5pm, Wednesday 14th February 2018.

How to enter:


Writers: What’s the Story? Writers are asked to submit a one-page story outline (about 500 words) and a two-page writing/script sample based on any part/scene from the story. That’s a maximum of 3 pages.

Please email a Dropbox link to containing:

  • 1-page story outline and 2-page sample in PDF format.
  • Put the title on each page but not your name.
  • 1 page CV and a completed application form.

Please send by post:

  • 3 hard copies of both the one-page story outline and the two-page sample.

Please note:

  • The fee for a writer to enter is €25.00. Entry fee covers one script per person.
  • The closing date is 5pm, Wednesday 14th February 2018.

All submissions will be read by three readers without them knowing the identity of the writers. Based on the three-page submission approx. 10 writers will be shortlisted and invited for an interview. Based on the interview three writers will be selected and each will receive a cash prize of €500. 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 4 weeks after the interview date to become the film that goes into production.


Directors: Who’s going to direct the short film? Directors are invited to put their names forward for consideration. Please submit:

  • A hardcopy two page CV to Galway Film Centre.
  • Also send a DROPBOX link containing your CV along with a Vimeo or online link to one sample of your work and a completed application form to
  • Entry fee for a director is €15.00.

Directors will be shortlisted on the basis of their submission material and invited to interview. Through this process, one director will be selected.


Producers: Who’s going to produce the short film? Producers are invited to put their names forward for consideration. Please submit:

  • A hardcopy two page CV to Galway Film Centre.
  • Also send a DROPBOX link containing your CV along with a Vimeo or online link to one sample of your work and a completed application form to
  • Entry fee for a producer is €15.00.

Producers will be shortlisted on the basis of their submission material and invited to interview. Through this process, one producer will be selected. Producer / Director teams may also enter.


***Closing date for all applications is 5pm,  Wednesday 14th February 2018.***

All hard copy materials to be sent to:

RTÉ Short Film Commission
Galway Film Centre,
Cluain Mhuire,
Wellpark Road
Galway City
H91 WP9K

For any further information please contact Galway Film Centre at 091-770-748 or email

See full announcement of the 2018 scheme here.


Call For: Submissions for 2018 Cork Film Festival

The 63rd Cork Film Festival will take place from 9th -18th November 2018 and is now open for submissions.

The deadline for Early Bird submissions is 16th March 2018– Eary Bird entry fees are at a discounted rate of €10 for Cork Shorts, €15 for Shorts and €25 For Features and Documentary Features. After the Early Bird Deadline, the fee will increase to the Regular price of €20 for Cork Shorts, €25 for Shorts and €25 for Features and Documentary Features. The Regular deadline for submissions is 4th May 2018.

Filmmakers who cannot make either the Early Bird or Regular Deadline may submit until June 29th for an increased fee.

Further information and the link to submit via FilmFreeway can be found here:


 Irish Film Festival, Boston Call for Entries Deadline Extended


Irish Film Festival, Boston is extending its regular Call for Entries deadline for the 18th annual Irish Film Festival to December 10th, 2017. Due to several requests from filmmakers, the festival organizers have agreed to leave the regular entry deadline open for one more week.  Voted one of the top twenty coolest film festivals in the world by Movie Maker Magazine, the film festival takes place from March 22nd to 25th, 2018, in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA. Discounts for Irish Film and Television Academy members are available. Full details can be found at Entries are only accepted through


Entries are invited in the following categories: Feature FilmLive action and/or Animated; Documentary – Feature Doc; Short Film –  Live Action Short, Documentary Short or Animated Short. The festival will also play host to the 2018 BIFF Awards, offering prizes in the following categories: The Breakthrough Feature Award which honors those filmmakers whose feature films represent the Best of Ireland and the Irish on Screen; the Global Vision Documentary category which awards work that challenges, highlights or explores global issues with a unique Irish gaze; Most Inspiring Short Film which awards a piece of work that recognizes an up and coming Irish Filmmaker.


Winners in each category will receive flight and accommodation to attend the event, as well as various other prizes awarded by festival partners and sponsors. Awards will be presented during the festival following a special screening of the winning films, press opportunities and meetings with industry professionals. Filmmakers will also be asked to sit on a panel discussion, which will be free and open to the public.







IFB Announce Revisions to Screenplay Development Scheme

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.

Full details are available in the Guidance Note and from the IFB website.


Call For: Applications for Centre Culturel Irlandais’ Annual Residency Programme



Centre Culturel Irlandais’ annual residency programme offers great opportunities for artists of all disciplines to tap into the resources of the CCI and the city of Paris, as well as being an important means of showcasing Ireland’s dynamic contemporary culture on an international stage.


  • Applicants must be Irish citizens or normally resident on the island of Ireland, with professional involvement in creative practice.
  • Residencies of 1 to 3 months will be awarded for the period August 2018 – June 2019.
  • Travel from Ireland, accommodation and a monthly stipend are included.


Centre Culturel Irlandais are pursuing  partnerships with Irish cultural organisations to support the 2018-2019 residency programme:


Music Network
Contemporary Music Centre
Design and Craft Council of Ireland
Visual Artists Ireland
Literature Ireland

Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

Meath Arts Office

Ealaín na Gaeltachta


CCI and these partner organisations will share the costs of residencies enabling the Centre to increase the number of residencies it can offer.


Full guidelines, terms and conditions available on our website as from 1 November:

Applications to be made on-line by Wednesday 10 January 2018, 5pm GMT

Centre Culturel Irlandais, 5 rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris


Call For: Submissions for Irish Film Festa


The 11th Irish Film Festa, which will take place in March 2018, is now open to submissions for short films from Ireland.


In order to be eligible for Irish Film Festa competition, films must be under 20 minutes in length, and produced or co-produced in Ireland.


Accepted categories are Live Action (all genres) and Animation (all techniques).


Entries must be submitted as an online screener to or as a DVD to

Associazione Culturale ARCHIMEDIA

via Segesta 16

00179 Roma (Italia)


Deadline is January 10th, 2018.

No fee requested. DVDs sent by post will not be returned.


Out of all the accepted entries, IRISH FILM FESTA will select – at its sole and absolute discretion – a shortlist of films for the competition. IRISH FILM FESTA will notify all the authors of selected films; not-selected applicants won’t be notified.


Within a week after admission, authors of selected films must provide:

  •    a high-definition copy of the film for the festival screening (DCP/DVD/Blu-Ray);
  •    a timecoded dialogue list *;
  •    a high-resolution still from the film, a brief synopsis, and a full-credits list to be used for the festival catalogue.


* Please note that this is mandatory. If the timecoded dialogue list won’t be provided, the short film will be disqualified from the competition.


Prizes will be awarded by a professional jury to the Best Live Action Short Film and to the Best Animated Short Film.







Call For: Development Manager sought for WRAP Fund 


Applications for the position of Development Manager for the WRAP Fund are currently being accepted. The Western Regional Audiovisual Producer’s Fund (The WRAP Fund) is a financial mechanism to promote job creation in the region and to assist creative producers in the sector to overcome the challenges of operating in a highly competitive industry. The WRAP Fund will support enterprise growth in the following four sub-sectors in the creative industry:●      Film Production
●      Television Content Production
●      Animation Production
●      Content Production for Gaming

Objectives of the WRAP Fund
The Western Region is comprised of Clare, Donegal, Galway City, Galway County, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo. The WRAP Fund will assist in increasing production and employment in the region by providing access to seed capital funding in the form of development and production finance and cash flow.

Essential Experience

  • Applicants should have at least 5 years professional experience in the audiovisual industry at a senior managerial level with a proven ability to manage and work productively with people.
  • Ideally, have a broad spectrum of interest and a track record of working in the four genres of the audiovisual industry that are being targeted.
  • An ability to recognise projects with a commercial and international appeal as well as an ability to spot the potential of projects at an early stage of development.
  • A proven understanding and ability to draw up contracts and assess budgets for projects that will realistically enable them to achieve the vision proposed.
  • Financial management skills.
  • An ability to advise on the production process in order to avoid pitfalls.
  • An ability to advise on how and where to seek co-production partnerships.
  • The talent and ability to assess and write up a succinct synopsis of projects to a short list stage, identifying the genre and audience focus.

Essential Qualities

  • Successful applicants will demonstrate:
  • A creative imagination accompanied by emotional as well as intellectual intelligence.
  • An ability to encourage and advise as well as reject with empathy.
  • A self-starter with an ability to manage a large and varied workload and work independently.
  • An ability to promote and market the fund at every given opportunity.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Undertake special tasks as may be assigned by the company.

Job Details
The base for this position is located at the Galway Film Centre Offices, but the Development  Manager will be expected to deliver on the fund throughout the Western Region, and represent the fund both nationally and internationally.

Applicants should submit a comprehensive CV and cover letter in the strictest confidence to:

The Chairperson Galway Film Centre
Galway Film Centre
Cluain Mhuire
Wellpark Road
H91 WP9K

Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday, 14th of December, 2017.

Shortlisted applicants for an interview will be required to make a 5-minute verbal presentation, without aids, on their vision of the fund.

The position will be offered on a 3-year fixed term contract. The annual salary is €60,000.

Further information regarding the position is available here: WRAP Fund Job Description. 

Should you need any further information please email: