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:
terry@bodecii.com and / or Lisa Fortune – Arts Office Wexford County Council: Tel: 053 9196369

All applications for film fund must be emailed directly to terry@bodecii.com. Online applications only.

 

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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

Further information is available from Filmbase – please submit queries by email to studentmedia@filmbase.ie

 

 

http://filmireland.net/2018/01/05/festivals-funding-schemes-deadlines-2015/

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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.

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Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board Publishes 2018 Funding Guidelines

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) wishes to notify applicants that the 2018 Guidelines for its Production and Development Funding schemes have been published. These provide important information including details of the IFB’s criteria and requirements, funding levels available and deadlines for submissions.

A number of changes will be introduced for 2018 including:

Development Funding

  • The introduction of a new development budget template for use with all submissions to the relevant schemes.
  • The deadline for applications to the International Television Drama Development scheme will be 28th February, 29th June and 31st October 2018 only.

Production Funding

  • The introduction of new funding levels for Fiction: Irish Production
  • The addition of enhanced production funding for female directing talent attached to projects which qualify for Documentary Production

Applicants are required to familiarise themselves with the Production Funding Guidelines and Development Funding Guidelines which are downloadable from the relevant sections of the Funding page on the IFB website in advance of making a submission to the IFB

 

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Call For: Submissions for Reel Art 2017

The Arts Council has announced the deadline for the 2017 Reel Art scheme.  Launched in 2008, Reel Art is designed to provide film artists with a unique opportunity to make highly creative, imaginative and experimental documentaries on an artistic theme.  Operated in association with Filmbase and the Audi Dublin International Film Festival, Reel Art will wholly support two films with grants of €70-€80,000 per project.  Reel Art films will premiere at the Dublin International Film Festival in February 2019. The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 13th October 2017 at 5pm.

The Arts Council’s purpose in offering the Reel Art scheme is to support film artists to make documentary art films that would not otherwise get made. A key aim of the scheme is to complement, rather than replicate, the documentary and other funding programmes offered by the Arts Council, broadcasters and funding agencies in Ireland.

Reel Art projects should be conceived for theatrical exhibition at film festivals and in arthouse cinema settings. Only proposals for original, imaginative and aesthetically-driven treatments of arts subjects will be considered. Proposals that offer visually engaging, creative and experimental approaches to their subject will be prioritised.

Projects successfully funded through the Reel Art initiative may be eligible for additional Exhibition Support Funding of up to €12,500 following completion and premiere at ADIFF 2019. This funding is offered by the Arts Council in order to assist film artists in maximising their audiences nationally while also supporting the film artists, who made the films, to work in an international context.

Fionnuala Sweeney, Head of Film for the Arts Council notes “The Reel Art Awards are very important to the Arts Council. They demonstrate clearly the Arts Council’s passionate support for innovative and challenging work from film artists with distinctive creative visions. We hope that the addition of a dedicated exhibition support fund will significantly enhance opportunities for successful film artists to reach their audiences in the most appropriate ways possible for these unique films”.

Film artists interested in applying for Reel Art are invited to attend an information session on the scheme on Tuesday 5th September at 3pm in Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. This session will outline the purpose and priorities of the award and will answer questions on the scheme. Anyone interested in attending should register their interest by sending an email to reelart@filmbase.ie<mailto:reelart@filmbase.ie>.

Guidelines for Reel Art 2017, together with application forms for the scheme are available for download from the website www.<http://www.reelart.ie>filmbase.ie/reelart as are details of previous Reel Art projects.

 

 

http://filmireland.net/2017/01/01/festivals-funding-schemes-deadlines-2015/

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Funding Initiative: Cine4 Development Scheme

TG4, Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board (IFB) and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) are collaborating in the Cine4 Development Scheme, a new joint-funding initiative to support the development and production of feature films in the Irish language. Open to live-action, feature-length, drama film projects in the Irish language, the Cine4 Development Scheme aims to encourage strong storytelling, visual flair and high production values appropriate for the big screen.

The first round of applications for feature-length projects has been reviewed by a panel of assessors from TG4, BSÉ and BAI.  There were 30 applications from 21 companies and assessors remarked on the high quality of the submissions.  Today the successful five companies who will be offered development budgets up to €25,000 have been announced.

The successful companies are Abú Media with the project, ‘Finky’; Danú Media with the project, ‘Saoi’; Fíbín Media with the project ‘Finscéal’; Macalla with the project, ‘Arracht’; and, Wildfire Films with the project ‘Sail Óg Sarah’.

Developed screenplays and production plans from these companies will be assessed further, with two of these chosen for entry into the next appropriate round of the BAI Sound & Vision scheme for production funding.  The two films with budgets of up to €1.2million produced as a result of the Cine4 Development Scheme will be given a full festival life and theatrical release prior to their broadcast premiere on TG4.

TG4 Director General, Alan Esslemont, said: “We were delighted with the very strong interest shown by the independent production sector in this partnership drama initiative with the IFB and the BAI. I’d like to thank all the companies who participated and because the response from the sector was so strong we have decided to announce a second round of the Cine4 Development Scheme immediately.  As one of Ireland’s public service broadcasters, TG4 plays a key role in the fostering of Ireland’s creative economy and we believe that films created through the Cine4 scheme will delight audiences and also open doors internationally for Irish film-makers.”

Commenting on the announcement James Hickey, Chief Executive IFB, said: “Development funding is fundamental to the creative process involved in getting a script to the next level, ready for production. We are delighted to be working on this feature film initiative and I’d like to congratulate the award-winning teams. I am looking forward to working with them and TG4 on the development process which will help bring their creative visions to life. The IFB provides development and production funding for Irish language content across feature film, TV drama, animation and feature documentaries.”

Commenting on the announcement, BAI Chief Executive, Michael O’Keeffe, said: “I would like to congratulate the five successful companies who have received development funding through the Cine4 initiative. Through the administration of the Sound & Vision Broadcasting Funding Scheme, the BAI has been a key partner for Irish language films and drama series. I am confident that the funding provided through Cine4will greatly assist the further development of these five projects and will advance the initiative’s aims in relation to creativity and high production values.”

Because of the strength of the applications from the initial round, TG4, the IFB and the BAI also today are delighted to announce a call out for applications for the second round of the Cine4Development Scheme. The deadline for this second round is October 6, 2017.

 

Full details of the scheme, including terms, conditions, deadline dates etc are available from http://www.tg4.ie/ga/leiriuchan/coimisiunu/

 

 

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Funding: Cine4 Development Scheme

 

TG4, Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board (BSÉ) and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) have joined in launching the Cine4 Development Scheme, a new joint-funding initiative to support the development and production of feature films in the Irish language.

Open to live-action feature-length drama film projects in the Irish language, Cine4 will encourage strong storytelling, visual flair and high production values appropriate for the big screen.  Projects seeking funding must offer a story-line that has a strong credibility as Gaeilge, prove potential to appeal to Irish and international cinema audiences and demonstrate Irish language capability and gender balance across the creative team being proposed.

Applications for feature-length projects  with  budgets of up to €1.2million that meet these criteria will first be assessed by a panel of assessors from TG4, BSÉ and BAI.  Five applications annually will be offered development budgets up to €25,000.   Developed projects will then be assessed further with two of these chosen for consideration in the next appropriate round of the BAI Sound & Vision scheme for production funding.  The two films produced annually as a result will be given a full festival life and theatrical release prior to their broadcast premiere on TG4.

Full details of the scheme, including terms, conditions, deadline dates etc are available from http://www.tg4.ie/ga/leiriuchan/coimisiunu/

 

http://filmireland.net/2017/01/01/festivals-funding-schemes-deadlines-2015/

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Creative Europe MEDIA Development Funding

[I’ve Got a Time Travelling Monkey on My Back; Treehouse Republic]

Six Irish companies have been successful in the latest round of funding for Creative Europe MEDIA Content Development of a Single Project.

The total awarded was €280,000 which is the highest amount awarded to any one country in this round of funding. Of the six projects, three were animations, two were documentaries, and one was a feature Drama.

The animated projects which received €60,000 each were I’ve Got a Time Travelling Monkey on My Back from Treehouse Republic and Peek Zoo from Igloo Films, both of which were pitched at Cartoon Forum last September. The other animation is Brain Freeze XL from Kite Entertainment which is a spin off of their highly successful show Brain Freeze on CBBC.

There were two documentaries which received €25,000 each –  Sophie Fiennes’ next project The Pervert’s Guide to the Twenty First Century, produced by Blinder Films; and Old Friend – New Master: Will China Save Europe’s Piano industry? from Gambit Pictures who produced the successful A Doctor’s Sword in 2016.

Tailored Films run by Ruth Treacy and Julianne Forde received funding for the only Irish drama which was successful in this round, Winter Lake. Read the full story here

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Call For: Submissions for Pia Pressure Awards

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Photo Pia Getty and Debs Paterson (2016 winner), photo by Phil Lewis

Lack of funding is a problem many filmmakers come up against, leaving them with unable to share their vision and creativity. Everyone knows someone whose film might have an excellent script and a great team onboard, only to fall at the last hurdle when the necessary money can’t be raised to begin production.

Although there are numerous methods filmmakers turn to in the hope of raising money, these can often fall through if targets aren’t reached – targets that need to be reached in a short amount of time, and in a lot of cases, any money that has been made, then has to be refunded. It’s this frustrating cycle that means that a huge amount of potentially great films are lost, and never get to see the light of day.

For emerging filmmakers who don’t necessarily have industry contacts or big star names attached, this is a constant struggle and incredibly demoralising for anyone passionate about paving their way in cinema.

Film and television production company ‘Pia Pressure’ began their Pia Pressure Awards to offer filmmakers the chance to receive investor funding and support. Award winners will receive up to £25,000 to fund their project. The New Voices Award they also offer, for new and up and coming filmmakers, has an emphasis on female and under represented filmmakers. However, the Pia Pressure awards are fully inclusive and open to absolutely anyone, regardless of race, gender, sexuality or anything else.

Submissions for next year’s Pia Pressure Awards are currently open. Applicants can visit www.piapressure.com for more information.

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Call For: Applicants for Science on Screen 2017 Funding Scheme


 

Galway Film Centre and CÚRAM, Centre for Research in Medical Devices, have announced the return of Science on Screen, a funding strand for creative documentaries set in the world of science. The Science on Screen project will 100% fund one 26 minute film with a budget of €35,000. This TV half hour programme/short film will be based around an area of research currently underway in CÚRAM, NUI Galway.

In 2016, the Science on Screen scheme, supported by the Science Foundation of Ireland (SFI) Discover Call, enabled the production of two films, ‘Feats of Modest Valour’, a touching portrait of three individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and the scientists who are developing a new medical device, which could potentially halt or even cure the disease; and ‘Mending Legends’, which looks at the devastating effects of tendon injury on sports people and the team of scientists who are working to form the world’s first 3D cell assembled tendon prototype. See the trailer for Mending Legends here. See the trailer for Feats of Modest Valour here.

How to apply for Science on Screen:Deadline for Submission is Wednesday April 19th

Email a Dropbox folder, with the following info:

  • A detailed treatment of max. 2,000 words to include a narrative and visual outline of the film.
  • A detailed production budget and budget summary. (Include costing for music and other media clearances). The budget should be completed on the form which can be downloaded from the following link: Science_On_Screen_Budget – 2017
  • CVs of Creative Team
  • Excerpts of Director work and any other artistic references which supports the submission (as online links and / or attachments to the email).
  • Written confirmation in the form of clearances and permissions of key subject’s willingness to participate, where applicable
  • Any other relevant supporting materials that inform the creative approach to the proposal

Submit application to: scienceonscreen@galwayfilmcentre.ie

For further information on:

Successful shortlisted applicants must be available for interview on Wednesday May 3rd(TBC).

Also visit Science on Screen and www.curamdevices.ie.

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dlr First Frames Scheme

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dlr First Frames scheme is a unique opportunity to encourage filmmakers to create exciting, dynamic and engaging screen stories. Its aim is to provide funding and support to emerging filmmakers looking to develop ambitious and creative short films based in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown (DLR) region. Filmmakers are encouraged to be ambitiously bold in their storytelling, and to use the diversity and variety of locations available in DLR as background and inspiration for original, vibrant films.

 

This 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.

First Frames welcomes a diversity of filmmaking styles, themes and creative approaches. The principle requirements are good stories, and a passionate vision for filmmaking. The goal is to open the door to new and emerging Irish film talents.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s purpose in promoting this opportunity is to support emerging filmmakers to make vibrant and compelling films and to increase awareness of the variety and flexibility of locations available in the region.

Funding will be available through the scheme 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.

dlr Arts Office and Filmbase will host an information evening for interested applicants on Monday 20 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. Filmmakers interested in attending can find additional information, and register to attend, at:

www.filmbase.ie/dlr-first-frames

 

Looking for funding?  Want to submit your work to festivals? Keep an eye on upcoming deadlines here.

 

 

 

 

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ilDÁNA

TG4 and the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon, in association with Galway Film Centre, have announced the launch of ‘ilDÁNA’.

‘ilDÁNA’ is designed to support the production of landmark creative documentary films on the arts in Irish. ‘ilDÁNA’ will provide filmmakers with an opportunity to make distinctive ambitious works to enrich the TG4 primetime programme schedule and have a national impact with audiences.

“Following an impressive list of award-winning productions funded during our twenty-year collaboration on the Splanc! scheme, TG4 welcomes this new initiative which will ensure that landmark arts documentaries continue in the fabric of TG4’s programme schedule”said Proinsias Ní Ghrainne, Commissioning Editor, TG4.

Films commissioned for ‘ilDÁNA’ will provide a definitive creative treatment of their arts subject. All artistic disciplines will be considered. Contemporary subjects are preferred but contemporary treatments of historical works may also be considered. Two films will be funded with a budget of up to €80,000 each in the first season of the scheme. Both will launch with a dedicated cinema screening and will have a theatrical window before broadcast to a primetime TG4 audience in Spring 2018.

Fionnuala Sweeney, Head of Film in The Arts Council noted “The Arts Council is delighted to build on its long-standing partnership with TG4 with the launch of ilDÁNA. This exciting scheme, with its built-in theatrical window and a dedicated primetime broadcast on TG4, will enable filmmakers to make bold and ambitious film works on the arts for Irish audiences”.

Galway Film Centre will administer the commissioning of the ‘ilDÁNA’ films and TG4’s ‘Terms of Trade’ will apply. Representatives from TG4, the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Galway Film Centre will select the projects for ‘ilDÁNA’.

Galway Film Centre are extremely happy to be involved in a new scheme with a very healthy budget that will hopefully allow film-makers to take creative risks and make something daring and exciting for both cinema and television” said Declan Gibbons, Galway Film Centre.

Applications:
Applications must be made to Galway Film Centre no later than 17:00 on March 10th 2017. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. Submissions, by email only, should be sent to ildana@galwayfilmcentre.ie

  • Film duration: 50-70 minutes
  • Production Budget: Up to €80,000 per film.
  • Format: HD with English subtitles
  • Language: Irish or bilingual.

Applications for ‘ilDÁNA’ must include the following:

  • A completed ‘ilDÁNA’ commissioning form –  click here for .Doc or  click here for PDF
  • A detailed treatment of the proposal
  • A description of the intended creative approach
  • An audience strategy that identifies the film’s national TV audience plus any plan for theatrical exhibition (film festival/cinema) if applicable
  • A detailed production budget and budget summary (including music and subject clearances, deliverables and marketing materials) – click here
  • CVs of the creative team involved in the proposal including director, producer, writer, editor
  • Evidence of ownership to include copies of all option and writers agreements entered into in respect of story and script, if applicable to the project
  • Written confirmation in the form of clearances and permissions of key subject’s willingness to participate, where applicable
  • Three excerpts of the director’s work (not show reel) that inform the proposal
  • Any other relevant supporting materials that inform the creative approach to the proposal

TG4 and the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon encourage the employment of film practitioners working through the Irish language and require the provision of equitable conditions and fair remuneration for artists involved in the making of the ‘ilDÁNA’ films.

Selection:
‘ilDÁNA’ films will be selected on the basis of:

  • the track record of the applicant
  • the artistic vision of the applicant and his/her creative approach to the proposed subject
  • the feasibility of the proposal

Additional funding (up to €5K per successful project) may be made available to support theatrical exhibition where a convincing audience strategy is proposed.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to discuss their proposal during the week of March 27th. The award for the series will be made by TG4 and standard commissioning terms will apply to the production agreement.

It is expected that projects will be completed and available for broadcast on TG4 in Spring 2018.

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IFB 2017 Funding Guidelines

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Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) has published updated Funding Guidelines for 2017 for its production and development schemes.

Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with these Guidelines (available on the relevant section of Funding Programmes on the website) in advance of a submission to the IFB.

 

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Call For: Applications for Frameworks Short Film Scheme

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Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) is now accepting applications for Frameworks; a scheme for the making of animated short films. Projects selected for funding will combine creative exploration with an ability to appeal to a general audience.

Applications are invited from producer/director/writer teams (where the producer and director is not the same person) with the short films being a maximum duration of 6 minutes.  Films may be made in English or Irish and up to 4 projects will be selected for the scheme.

Submissions will be examined, with consideration given to the treatment, creative notes and the creative team and a shortlist of teams will be invited to attend an interview.

The deadline for applications is 1pm Friday 10 March, 2017.

Submission guidelines and details on how to apply can be found here.

 

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SHORT SHOTS Filmbase/RTÉ New Short Film Scheme 2017

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Filmbase and RTÉ have announced details for their SHORT SHOTS short film scheme for 2017, offering the next generation of filmmakers a programme of development and production support.

Championing Ireland’s diverse and dynamic emerging filmmakers, Filmbase offers development support for shortlisted projects, as well as production and distribution support to the eventual greenlit films. People with good ideas should be encouraged to apply regardless of their creative backgrounds. A wide net will be cast to find new writers, producers and directors with a clear sense of visual storytelling and an original voice.

The purpose of Short Shots is to stimulate a truly independent and unique approach to creative filmmaking. Through this scheme, Filmbase and RTÉ are looking for ambitious films and authentic stories that will excite and resonate with audiences.

The culmination of the programme will be the opportunity of producing a short film with a production budget of €10,000 in a stimulative and supportive environment.

Deadline for Application to Participate is 5PM Thurs Feb 16th 2017

Click here for full details

 

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Call For: Submissions for Support for Development – Slate Funding

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The EU Commission have just published a Call for Support for Development – Slate Funding 2017.

 

The deadline for this scheme is 02 February 2017 by 11am Irish time.

A Slate Funding application must contain a slate of at least 3 and a maximum of 5 projects. Each project can receive an amount of support between €10,000 and €60,000 provided the amount does not exceed 50% of the eligible costs of the project.  The total amount of support that can be allocated under Slate Funding is between €70,000 and €200,000.

New for 2017

A Short Film (max 20 mins) providing support to emerging talent can be included in the Slate as an additional project – ie a Slate of 3-5 projects plus one short film. If a short film project is included in the Slate the maximum contribution per Slate is €210,000 or €160,000 in the case of a Creative Documentary slate.

If you wish to apply for one project only the next Single Project Development deadline is April 20th 2017. Please not that you can not apply for both Single Project Development and Slate Funding.

Full details regarding eligilbilty and the application process can be found here 

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Film In Cork – Short Script Award

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Film In Cork, through the support of the Arts Offices of Cork City and County Councils, has announced the launch of the 2017 Short Script Award. This funding initiative aims to foster creative and resourceful filmmaking in the Cork region.

 

Film In Cork is looking for original, entertaining stories by talented filmmakers who, if selected, must set and 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 over the course of a nine month period.

 

In order to be eligible for the award, applicants must have full rights to the material they are submitting. Short film scripts, including treatments for documentary, of any style and genre will be accepted as long as they are between 7 and 12 pages.

 

Announcing details of the Short Script Award, Rossa Mullin, who runs Film in Cork said “The Short Script Award affords filmmakers in the region the chance to bring what are ideas on paper, to life on the big screen, which they may not ordinarily have the opportunity of doing. This would not be possible if it weren’t for the financial support from the Arts Offices in Cork City and Cork County Council, who have been an integral part of bringing this to fruition.”

 

Rossa continued “The process will see three to five scripts shortlisted by mid-January 2017, with those projects going forward for interview in February. By this time, the writer will need to have a producer and director on board to demonstrate how the script will be brought to life on the big screen. It is very exciting to see this Short Script Award in Cork, the first in the region since 2012, and we look forward to helping the selected project get made and seen by as wide an audience as possible.”

 

Film In Cork provides production, location and training services to those working in film, television, and animation. It also promotes and markets the Cork region locally, nationally and internationally as a wonderful place to work.

 

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday, December 9th. Application forms and detailed guidelines for the 2017 Short Script Award can be found at http://filmincork.com/funding/.

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Information Session on Council Artist in the Community Scheme €10 000 Bursary Award 2016: Collaborative Film

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Screening of Come Into The Gardens, Outlandish Theatre Platform and Shoot to Kill, Artist in the Community Scheme Project Realisation 2014

Photo: Richard Walshe (courtesy of Dublin International Film Festival)

 

Come and find out about the Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme €10 000 Bursary Award 2016: Collaborative Film

 

Information Session

 

Date: 3 November 2016
Time: 6 – 8pm
Venue: Filmbase, Curved Street, Dublin 2.

Booking is required https://bursaryawardcollaborativefilminfosession.eventbrite.ie

 

Create and Filmbase are hosting this information session for film makers and artists in relation to this AIC Bursary Award. In this information session Katherine Atkinson, Professional Development, Create and Alan Fitzpatrick , director, Filmbase will talk about the Art’s Council Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award: Collaborative Film. The focus will be on the application process and how a Bursary can help facilitate and support experiment, research and professional development . There will be additional contributions from Jijo Sebastian, filmmaker and recipient of a Arts Council Next Generation Bursary Award.

 

Jijo Sebastian

Jijo Sebastian is a science graduate turned filmmaker. He has made six short films and one feature-length film focusing on the lives of the Indian community in Ireland. Having lived as a migrant in different places, Jijo is interested in themes of identity and belonging in a globalized world. His work is often experimental in form and darkly comic.

Jijo is one of the 16 Next Generation Bursary award winners from Arts council Ireland granted to innovative young artists as part of the Ireland Centenary program and one of the 2015 recipients of the Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme Award. Jijo’s films have been screened at international film festivals including the International Short Film Festival of Uruguay (2013), Vibgyor International Film Festival, Thrissur, Kerala, India (2013) and Fokana Film Festival, Illinois, USA (2014).

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AIC Bursary Award Information Session

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Screening of Come Into The Gardens, Outlandish Theatre Platform and Shoot to Kill, Artist in the Community Scheme Project Realisation 2014.

Photo: Richard Walshe (courtesy of Dublin International Film Festival).

 

Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme

Bursary Award 2016: Collaborative Film

Information Sessions

Date: 13 October
Time: 6 -8pm
Venue: Filmbase, Curved Street, Dublin 2

 

Create and Filmbase are hosting information events for film makers and artists in relation to this AIC Bursary Award. In the first of two information sessions, Katherine Atkinson, Professional Development, Create and Alan Fitzpatrick , director, Filmbase will talk about the Art’s Council Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award: Collaborative Film. The focus will be on the application process and how a Bursary can help facilitate and support experiment, research and professional development . There will be additional contributions from Jijo Sebastian, filmmaker and recipient of a Arts Council Next Generation Bursary Award.

 

Jijo Sebastian is a science graduate turned film maker. He has made six short films and one feature-length film focusing on the lives of the Indian community in Ireland. Having lived as a migrant in different places, Jijo is interested in themes of identity and belonging in a globalized world. His work is often experimental in form and darkly comic.

Jijo is one of the 16 Next Generation Bursary award winners from Arts council Ireland granted to innovative young artists as part of the Ireland Centenary program and one of the 2015 recipients of the Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme Award. Jijo’s films have been screened at international film festivals including the International Short Film Festival of Uruguay (2013), Vibgyor International Film Festival, Thrissur, Kerala, India (2013) and Fokana Film Festival, Illinois, USA (2014).

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Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board Announce Funding Awards

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Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) has announced its funding awards across film, documentary and animation, in the categories of development, production and distribution funding for the second quarter of 2016.

Feature films in receipt of production funding support include Fastnet Films’s Black 47 written by PJ Dillon and Pierce Ryan and to be directed by Lance Daly; Brian O’Malley’s second feature The Lodgers penned by David Turpin and produced by Tailored Films; Sundance alumni Rebeccca Daly’s Good Favour co-written with Glenn Montgomery and produced by SP Films, as well as the musical biopic Amy Winehouse from Subotica written and to be directed by Kirsten Sheridan and In Darkness from Parallel Films co-written and to be directed by Anthony Byrne.

Projects from up and coming writers and directors including feature film Michael Inside from Frank Berry (I used to Live here) and Highway from Alexandra McGuinness (Lotus Eaters).

In documentary filmmaking, the projects supported this quarter include All the Numbers from Ross Whitaker; Jihad Jane: Dangerously Seeking Marriageby Ciaran Cassidy, Haunted by Maurice Sweeney and A Spell in Power by Caroline Campbell.

The IFB have awarded a total of €620.3K this quarter. Feature film projects in receipt of IFB development support include The Black Eyed Blonde to be directed by John Crowley (Brooklyn), Bolt written by Amy Huberman and John Butler (The Stag); A Girl from Mogadishu to be written and directed by Mary McGuckian (The Price of Desire), The Voyage Of The Triton Crusader written by Will Collins (Song of the Sea), The Undertaking written and to be directed by Gerard Barrett (Glassland) and Epos Films’s adaptation Stolen written by Lisa Mulcahy and Eoin O’Connor.

The IFB also supported a large number of animation projects through development and production this quarter with funding awards going to MyaGo to be produced by Piranha Bar and Monster Entertainment’s I’m A Fish. Development awards include a TV series for Two by Two the Ark has Gone, based on the feature film which was a major box office success last year to be produced by Moetion Films, as well as new projects including Alva & The TrollsPeek ZooCreepers and The Mooneys who will present at Cartoon Forum in September.

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Call For: Submissions for Frameworks Animated Short Film Scheme

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The deadline for the Irish Film Board short animation scheme Frameworks, now in its 21st edition, has been announced. Applications will be accepted until 1pm Friday, 11th March 2016.

Those wishing to apply should first read the updated guidelines here.

Frameworks is an established scheme for the making of animated short films which has been incredibly successful in stimulating ground-breaking new work from Irish animators. Projects selected for funding will combine creative exploration with an ability to appeal to a broad audience.

Recent successes for previous Frameworks projects include A Coat Made Dark, directed by Jack O’Shea, which has been officially selected for this year’s Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, and Unhinged directed by Tom Caulfield which won the prize for Best First Animation at the Galway Film Fleadh.

The Frameworks scheme is co-funded by BSÉ/IFB and RTÉ.

 

Looking for funding? Want to submit your work to festivals? Keep an eye on upcoming deadlines here

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FilmOffaly Award 2016

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FilmOffaly, Offaly’s Film Commission, in association with Filmbase have announced the FilmOffaly Award 2016

This funding initiative aims to foster creative, resourceful filmmaking in the county. FilmOffaly are looking for unique, original short stories/documentaries by talented new filmmakers, professional and novice alike.

The only stipulation is that the filming must take place in Offaly.

There will be one award to one successful applicant. The winning applicant will receive: €8,000 towards the cost of their production/ A local premier/ 1-year’s Filmbase membership to the Writer, Producer and Director of the winning film/A 50% discount on production equipment and/or editing facilities from Filmbase for the project/ Filmbase’s production insurance to cover the shoot. The award will be based on a two stage application process.

 

Application Form and Guidelines can be downloaded from www.filmoffaly.ie

 

Closing date is 3pm Friday 4th March 2016

 

Please read guidelines carefully and ensure that they are followed

 

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ILBF launches first call for 2016

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Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF) has launched its first call for 2016. The deadline for the first call is 12 noon on Friday 18th March 2016.

In a recent review of the programming output of the ILBF, the ILBF investment Committee indicated a wish to see more content targeted at children and content with particular relevance or appropriateness to Irish Language Learners.

The fund would welcome any enquiries in the interim period and would also encourage independent production companies who liaise with the broadcasters who have shown an interest in developing programme ideas, namely BBC NI, TG4 and RTÉ.

Aims of ILBF

The aims of the Irish Language Broadcast Fund are to promote the broadcast and production of quality Irish language content for an audience in Northern Ireland and beyond and to help grow the Irish language production sector in Northern Ireland.

Who can apply?

The fund is open to any Northern Ireland based production company. We also consider co-productions where at least one of the production companies is based in Northern Ireland. Emphasis should be placed on maximum used of Irish speaking Northern Ireland cast and crew.

General information on applications to the ILBF

  • The minimum Irish language requirement is 75% of the spoken word.
  • All programmes should appeal to a Northern Ireland audience.
  • Given that successful projects require support from both a broadcaster and the ILBF fund, we encourage early dialogue with both the fund and the relevant broadcaster.
  • Contribution to the stability and sustainability of Irish language independent production sector in Northern Ireland
  • All funding applications will be considered & ultimately be decided by the Investment Committee members.
  • The ILBF will organise a minimum of two and a maximum of four funding rounds in 2016/17. (this will be assessed on available funding )

If you are considering applying for funding please contact Head of the ILBF, Áine Walsh to discuss the project  or +44 28 90232444 or  www.northernirelandscreen.co.uk

 

Looking for funding?  Want to submit your work to festivals. Keep an eye on upcoming deadlines here

 

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