Call For: Short Films for March On Film



The 2016 March On Film filmmaking competition is looking for entrants.

All entered Films will be shown at Irish Film Board Sponsored screenings and the Top 10 finalists will be in with a chance to win film-related prizes including a Film Making Package, which includes a 1000 euros worth of Film Equipment Rental, a year’s honorary membership to the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland and mentoring from some of Ireland’s top industry professionals.

To take part teams must be registered at, and have until the 31st of March to submit their finished films. On March 1st all registered teams will receive 3 elements (a line of dialogue, a prop and a character name) that they must include in their film.

For more information and to register for this year’s March On Film – Film Making Competition/Festival go to


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


MOF call for entries (1)


Kildare County Council Commissioning Original Films


Under the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government Per Cent for Art scheme for Castlewarden to Ballygoran water project, Kildare County Council is to further develop its support for film production in the county by commissioning a series of original films to be made in North County Kildare.

Under this commission scheme, two awards of €10,000 and two awards of €18,000 will be made. The awards will be made towards the cost of the film production.

Short film, feature film, documentary, experimental and artist films will all be considered

Applications are invited for original script ideas from filmmakers at all stages of their development.

An information session about the commissions will be held in Riverbank Arts Centre on Saturday, 6th September at 10.30am.

An application form will be made available from Wednesday 10th September 2014

STAGE 1       Application form should be submitted no later than 10am, Monday 6th October 2014

STAGE 2       Interviews will take place on the 13th/14th October 2014 in Newbridge, Co Kildare

It is expected that the commissioned films will be completed by late autumn 2015.

Tickets for info session

Contact organiser for further info



Call For: Applications for BAI Archiving Scheme

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Illustration: Adeline Pericart

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has issued a call for applications under its Funding Scheme for the Archiving of Programme Material (“Archiving Scheme”).  The Archiving Scheme has been designed to provide funding support for the development of an archiving culture in the Irish broadcasting sector, contributing to the preservation of Ireland’s broadcasting heritage.  It is funded through a percentage of the Broadcasting Fund.

This is the second round of the Archiving Scheme, which is seeking high quality proposals for the archiving of programme material, enabling the preservation of a historic record of Irish culture, heritage and experience.  The first round of the Scheme saw the award of funding totalling €1.5m to seven successful applicants.

Similar to the first round of the Scheme, there is a particular focus in the current round on the safeguarding of historic material, which is under threat, either through its fragile physical condition or its existence on a soon to be obsolete format.  The funding amount available to support applications in this round is €2.8m.

The Archiving Scheme is open to a range of individuals and institutions including broadcasters, advertisers, persons/institutions in possession of relevant material, persons/institutions capable of carrying out work on archiving material considered to be of value to the State, and persons/institutions capable of furthering the Archiving Scheme’s objectives.

To assist with the application process, the BAI has developed guidelines for applicants that, together with an application form, are available to download or on request from

·         Download the Archiving Scheme R2 Guide (English) (pdf)

·         Download the Archiving Scheme R2 Form (English) (Word)

·         Download the Archiving Scheme R2 Guide (Irish) (pdf)

·         Download the Archiving Scheme R2 Form (Irish) (Word)


The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Wednesday, 16th April 2014.  Any queries relating to the Archiving Scheme should be directed to


Last Chance to Apply for Filmbase Masters Courses in Feature Film and Creative Documentary Production



Filmbase is currently accepting final applications for its Masters courses in Digital Feature Film and Creative Documentary Production starting in September. The course, run in association with Staffordshire University, is industry-facing and aims to assist filmmakers in developing their skills in the area of feature-length film and documentary production.

The course is currently entering its third year and is building on the success of the feature films created to-date on the programme. How To Be Happy, starring Brian Gleeson and Gemma-Leah Devereux, recently received its World Premiere in the New Irish Cinema strand at the Galway Film Fleadh, where it sold out two screenings.  Keys To The City, starring Rory Keenan, Conor Mullen, Una Kavanagh, David Murray and Natalia Kostrzewa, premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh in 2012 and has since screened at numerous festivals worldwide.

This intensive film production module allows students the opportunity to develop the essential skills necessary for future roles in the film industry while working in a highly practical filmmaking environment resulting in a full-length feature film. Students will also forge links with established filmmakers, rental companies and post production facilities through the film production process. Optional modules will also take place throughout the year in London and in Berlin during the European Film Market.

Filmbase should receive expressions of interest from prospective students by September 5th for enrolment in 2013.

Filmmakers interested in applying for the course can find more details on



Call For: Applications


Guiding Lights 2013 – Call For Applications!
Are you a talented, ambitious filmmaker with a proven track record?

Have you reached a critical stage in your career where high quality industry support would help you reach the next level?

Would a mentor’s expert guidance enable you to achieve your full potential?

If so, Guiding Lights is for you.

Bord Scannán na hEireann/the Irish Film Board are partnering with FÁS Screen Training Ireland to offer support for two eligible Irish applicants to participate in the next edition of Guiding Lights. They are now accepting applications from writers and directors to take part in a fifth round of the scheme, due to launch in February 2013.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5pm, Thursday 15th November 2012

Successful applicants will benefit from 9 months of one-to-one mentor support from an established practitioner. A number of industry training and networking events will also take place alongside the mentoring.

Previous mentors include Danny Boyle, Sam Mendes, Barbara Broccoli, Paul Greengrass, Alex Garland, Kenneth Branagh, Alison Owen, Stephen Frears and Nick Hornby.

For further information about the scheme, eligibility criteria and application process, please visit the Guiding Lights website through the following link:


Call For Applications for MasterChef Ireland 2012

RTÉ Television has announced the search for MasterChef Ireland 2012 and is calling on all passionate amateur cooks to apply to take part in the new series.

Michelin-starred chef Dylan McGrath and top restaurateur Nick Munier will once again be joining forces as judges on MasterChef Ireland 2012 and are calling on people with a passion for food to take part in the hit RTÉ Two series.

Speaking about the new series Dylan McGrath said: ‘We want to find Ireland’s best amateur cook and we want to hear from everyone in Ireland who thinks they have what it takes to be the next MasterChef champion. MasterChef Ireland is such a great opportunity to show off the talent that exists in Ireland at an amateur level, and to showcase the Irish produce that we have. Although we have a small population I’m absolutely confident that we can compete at an international level.’

Executive Producer, Larry Bass: ‘We want to hear from everyone in Ireland who thinks they have what it takes to be the next MasterChef champion. Last year’s series was a huge hit and really captured the public imagination. This year we expect it to be even bigger and better! We are looking for brilliant amateur cooks who will be available to take part in a busy filming schedule over this summer. You need to be obsessed with food and cooking and up for a challenge. We want to hear from all over Ireland so if you think you’re a fantastic amateur cook get online now and apply at’

Nick Munier said: ‘I’m hoping to see exceptional cooks that operate by instinct and have a natural flair for taste and flavour. This could be a life-changing opportunity for the winner and I want to find someone with the determination and drive to succeed, regardless of their background.’

Applicants will have just under two weeks to apply to take part. Successful applicants will compete against the best amateur cooks in the country to gain a place on the hit television series.

Those who prove themselves worthy of a place in the final 16 will be put through a series of intense tasks and challenges each week to test their culinary talent and skill as they try to impress MasterChef judges, Nick Munier and Dylan McGrath. Contestants will be eliminated at different stages of the series until there is one winner, who will walk away with the title of MasterChef Ireland champion 2012 and the prize of €25,000.

The closing date for applications is the 28th May 2012.

For more details on how to apply and terms and conditions please go to

MasterChef Ireland is produced for RTÉ by Screentime ShinAwiL LTD


Call For: 3D Cinema in Europe Applications

Illustration: Adeline Pericart

3D Cinema in Europe, a pioneering training programme, is calling for application for their 2012 courses. During the courses participants will explore the full process of 3D Development, production and exhibition. The programme which is supported by the MEDIA Programme of The European Union, Screen Training Ireland and Bord Scannán na hÉireann/ the Irish Film Board, is hosting two modules this year.

Module 1 which takes place from the 29th June to the 1st of July 2012 is aimed at European producers, directors or development executives with feature film or short film currently in development.
Module 2 which takes place from the 12th to the 14th of October 2012 is also aimed at European producers, directors or development executives with feature film or short film currently in development. However it includes a wider group of participants including producers, directors, writers, development executives, DOP, editors, VFX, Production Designers and Post Production supervisors.

The goal of the 3D Cinema in Europe is to create a pool of creative professionals who wholly understand the technical and creative possibilities of 3D, and can fully exploit this format within the international marketplace.

The fees are €1,650 to attend both modules, and €700 to attend either module 1 or module 2. Course fees include accommodation and food costs but does not include travel.

To apply for the course or to get further information please contact:

Helen McMahon

T: +353 1 6077 461



Applications to audition for ‘The Voice of Ireland’ are now open!


The Voice of Ireland is the ultimate talent show, seeking only people with true vocal talent. This is the show that starts where other talent searches end! Looks, age and appearance don’t matter, as the blind auditions ensure that the voice alone secures a place in the next round.

The Voice of Ireland consists of three phases: a blind audition, a singing battle and the live performance shows.

Four coaches, all established successful singers, will compete with each other to choose teams of contestants through a blind audition process. During these auditions the mentors will be seated with their backs to the singers, and their decisions are based solely on voice. If a coach is impressed by the voice, they push the ‘I Want You’ button and their chair turns to face the singer. If more than one coach pushes the button, the power shifts to the singer and they get to decide which coach they want to work with.

Once each coach has their team in place, the battle is on! Each team of singers will be mentored and developed by their coach.

Hosted by Kathryn Thomas and Eoghan McDermott, The Voice of Ireland will be offering a recording contract with Universal Music to the winning vocalist.

If you think you’ve got what it takes, then apply now by visiting

The closing date for applications is Monday the 19th of September, 2011 at 6pm.