Call For: Inward Production Coordinator @ Screen Ireland

Reporting directly to the Inward Production Manager this role supports the Inward Production Department in attracting international film and television production to Ireland as well as supporting national projects in Ireland.  The candidate will be responsible for project monitoring, online locations database management and website content as well as the creation of marketing materials for producers/ studio executives. The candidate will assist the Inward Production Manager with project queries, locations recces and scouts, and in the key priorities of enhancing film production across Ireland and the promotion of the Irish film industry on an international level.  Key to this role will be providing necessary administrative support to the Inward Production Manager in a very fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Click here To find out more about the role, including key responsibilities and the application process.

 

Fis Eireann/Screen Ireland is the national development agency for Irish film and animation investing in Talent, Creativity and Enterprise. The agency also supports and promotes the Irish film industry and the use of Ireland as a location for international production.

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Call For: Submissions for Kerry Short Film Bursary

Kerry Short Film Bursary 2019 is now open.


The Film Bursary Award aims to foster talent, creativity and activity in film making in County Kerry. The Bursary is for a short drama film of 10 to 12 minute in duration & is set as a grant and valued at €10,000 for 2019.

Guidelines & applications forms are available on: http://www1.kerrycoco.ie/home3/kerry-film-bursary/ …

Closing date 5pm Tuesday 30th April

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Foyle Film Festival’s Light In Motion Competition Open for Entries

Northern Ireland’s only Oscar® affiliated film festival has launched its 2019 Light In Motion (LIM) competition, open to filmmakers and animators across the world. Based in Derry~Londonderry, the Foyle Film Festival competition will remain open for entries until September 23, 2019.

The three competition categories under Light In Motion 2019 are:

·       Best Irish Short

·       Best International Short

·       Best Animation

The category winners will be announced at the closing evening Light in Motion Awards Ceremony, sponsored by City of Derry Crystal, on Sunday 24 November 2019.

Recipients of the LIM Awards qualify for consideration in the Short Film category of the Academy Awards® without needing the standard theatrical run. Foyle Film Festival is also an IMDb Qualifying Festival, granting all eligible film submissions a fast-tracked title page on IMDb.com.

Previous festival winners and competitors who have proceeded to win the Oscar® include: Terry George for The Shore (2012), Martin McDonagh for Six Shooter (2006), Andrea Arnold for Wasp (2004), Adam Elliot for Harvie Krumpet (2003), and Eric Armstrong for Chubbchubbs (2002).

The success continues with 2018 Oscar® nominations for LIM Award finalist The Silent Child directed by Chris Overton and 2018 BAFTA award in Short Animation for LIM Award finalist Poles Apart directed by Paloma Baeza and Ser En Low.

Funded by the Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen, by Derry City and Strabane District Council and Tourism NI, Foyle Film Festival delivers a comprehensive programme of documentaries, short films and feature films from all over the world.

Now in its 32nd year, it continues to be a platform for filmmakers, animators and artists to screen their films, network with industry professionals and gain access to the international market.

For more information on how to enter visit www.foylefilmfestival.org.

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Call For: Applications for EFP Producers on the Move 2019

Call for Applications: EFP Producers on the Move 2019

Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland is now seeking applications from Irish producers who wish to be considered as the Irish representative for the 2019 EFP Producers on the Move programme held each year at the Cannes Film Festival.

Each year, 20 up and coming producers from 20 different countries from throughout Europe are selected to participate in Producers on the Move at the Cannes Film Festival. The four-day programme aims at connecting enterprising young producers with international potential co-production partners and strengthening their industry networks. The programme is underpinned by a digital promotion campaign and a press campaign in the international trades, creating visibility and opportunity for the producers.

The programme is open to 20 producers from 20 different European countries. The interested producers/production companies must have completed at least one international co-production.  The final selection of the 20 participants is based on a point system which considers the following criteria:

  • the producer’s experience in an international co-production (at least one international co-production) is a pre-requisite. The selection process favours producers who have been majority producers.
    If candidates were the majority producers in more than three international co-productions, they, unfortunately, are too experienced for PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE
  • the producer’s feature length film(s) have had a theatrical release and /or a VoD / SVoD / DVD / TV release outside of the production countries involved;
  • the producer has had a feature length film screened in the international section at a major festival;
  • the producer’s feature length film was awarded Best Film in the producer’s home country ie recipient of a national film award;
  • the producer has a strong project suitable for an international co-production.

Previous Irish Producers on the Move include Alan Maher (Song of Granite), Katie Holly (Vita & Virginia), John Keville and Conor Barry (The Hole in the Ground), Juliette Bonass (A Date for Mad Mary), Rebecca O’Flanagan (Papi Chulo) and Macdara Kelleher (Black 47) to name but a few.

If you are interested in participating in Producers on the Move 2019, please address your email to Louise Ryan, Marketing & Communications Manager, marketing@screenireland.ie with the following information by close on business on Tuesday, 12 March:

  1. Letter of motivation, i.e. what you would hope to gain from the scheme and why you would like to take part
  2. Project description of the film in development / financing — including synopsis and director statement (if director attached)
  3. Finance plan for this project

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Call For: Submissions for Annual Screenwriting Competition

 

 

Young Irish Film Makers are launching their annual screenwriting competition aimed at finding short scripts that will be produced as part of the National Youth Film & Animation School which takes place in August 2019. This competition is aimed at 16 -25 year olds and looks to mentor young screenwriters in producing short film scripts that will be shot as part of the summer programme.

Selected candidates will be mentored with a series of scriptwriting workshops by an industry professional who will help them craft, shape and redraft their scripts for the big screen.  Winners will receive €100 and the knowledge that their scripts will be produced as part of the NYFAS. The National Youth Film & Animation School is funded by Screen Ireland and aims to give first time young screenwriters the opportunity to get a writing credit with Ireland’s film funding body. Four short scripts will be selected as part of the screenwriting competition and the deadline for submission is March 31st.

For further terms and conditions check out our website on yifm.com/nyfs

 

 

 

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Call For: Submissions for WFT Members’ Short Film Showcase

WFT ShowcaseWFT Ireland, is partnering with the IFI, to host an annual Short Film Showcase. This special screening of members’ work will take place on Wednesday, 6th March 2019.

Submit your short film now for this special showcase and you can be in with the chance of winning the grand prize (worth over €200).

The deadline for submissions is 20th February 2019 at 5pm. There is no submission fee to enter your film, you just need to be a current WFT Ireland member.

We hope to screen as many as possible, but there may not be time to screen all the films we receive. In that case we have some judging criteria which includes production values, women on the crew, feminist theme/narrative, quality of vision and writing.

Submission Criteria:

  • The person submitting the short film MUST be a current WFT Ireland member. You can join WFT Ireland or renew your membership here.
  • If you are the WFT member submitting a short, you must be the film’s Director, Writer or Producer.
  • The director of the short film MUST be female.
  • Documentary, Experimental, Narrative or Animation films are all welcome.
  • The short film must have been made in the LAST TWO YEARS, ie. between 1st Jan 2017 – 5th Feb 2019.
  • The film must be 15 MINS OR UNDER. This include the credits. Films longer than this can’t be considered as time slots are limted.
  • If successful, you will be informed on or before the 25th February. If your short has been shortlisted for screening, you must then deliver the correct file format for screening to the IFI before 1pm February 27th.  Films that cannot be submitted to these specs cannot be screened, so please don’t submit them. See below for details.

File Format Specifications

Important: If your film is shortlisted for screening, you must provide the IFI with either:

  1. A DCP (which must be created following DCI Specification): http://www.dcimovies.com/specification/index.html – the DCP must conform to frame rate of 24 or 25 frames per second. Carrier File system: ext2/ext3 MBR (inode size 128 Bytes) or…
  2. A video file, which must conform to technical specification as follows:
  • – Colour space: Y’CBCR (BT.709)
  • – Resolution: Full HD / 2K / 4K
  • – Frames: 24p / 25p
  • – Codec: ProRes422HQ
  • – Container: Quicktme
  • – Audio: PCM (1.0/ 2.0/ 5.1/ 7.1 all channels configured within the container)
  • – Carrier Filesystem: Mac OS read/write (HFS+)
  • For additional information: http://www.dcimovies.com/specification/index.html

 

Submit your film here.

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Call For: Extras

The Green Knight is looking for Film Extras in the coming months. There will be an Extras Open Casting day next week in Dublin. It is paid work and, the open casting day will be open to people from all ethnic backgrounds.

The casting takes place at Liberty hall (Siptu Building), Eden Quay, Dublin 1, on Friday 15th February 10am – 5.30pm.

The film is an Irish/American Co-production, to be directed by David Lowery (Old Man & The Gun, A Ghost Story, Pete’s Dragon).  Based upon the classic 14th Century poem, the film tells the tale of Sir Gawain, a young Knight who embarks upon a quest to confront the titular Green Knight.

Filming will begin March 2019

Appearances: Bone thin, Medium built, Broad, Sporty types, Tall, Short, Witch-like long hair, Bald men & women, Naturally coloured hair or be prepared to dye it, Long and short beards, No beards, Amputees, Crooked or missing teeth

People with unique appearances from every ethnic background.

Skills…Carpenters, Crafts people, Sword & Axe, Blacksmiths, Farmers, Real Midwives, Nurses

Performers of all kinds… Jugglers, Musicians, Fire Breathers, Contortionists, Gymnasts, Acrobats

There will be FEATURED & SPECIAL EXTRA roles too with casting people on the day

For further info, please email: TheGreenKnightFilm@gmail.com

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Call For: Submissions for Shot By The Sea

Shot by the Sea is a film project which invites new and experienced film makers in Ireland to make a 5 minute short film of any genre, during the month of March 2019 as part of Galway 2020’s Small Towns Big Ideas project. The project is also supported by The Village Salthill. Teams and individuals are invited to come together from the local and regional community, to make exciting short films, during the month of March 2019.

All Shot by the Sea submissions will be screened in Salthill on 18th April throughout the day. In the evening a selection of films will be screened at a gala awards event.

You can shoot your film on a mobile phone, film or your digital camera, we don’t mind how you do it. All genres welcome.

Full Rules and Guidelines for Filmmakers are available at  www.shotbythesea.ie

 

Deadline for submissions is 31st March 2019

 

 

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Call For: Art Submissions Being Accepted for K-FEST 2K19

Visual arts submissions are now being accepted for K-FEST, which takes place in Killorglin, County Kerry, on Friday, May 31, through Sunday, June 2, 2019. A submission form, which requires images of proposed artwork, photo of the artist, biography, and artist statement, among other items, may be found at www.kfest.ie. Submissions costs just €10 and are due at 6 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2019.

In its seventh consecutive year, K-FEST will once again take over the town of Killorglin, exhibiting approximately 100 visual artists across all disciplines, including paint, print, sculpture, performance, textiles, fashion, graphic design, photography, film, and audio-visual. Selected artists show their work in curated, bespoke pop-up galleries throughout the town’s disused commercial and private spaces. Since 2013, K-Fest has housed over 600 visual artists and approximately 3,000 original works of art. With an attendance of more than 10,000 over the June Bank Holiday weekend, K-FEST affords new and emerging artists from Ireland and beyond the ability to showcase their work to a diverse audience, providing opportunities for patronage, partnerships, and community building with fellow artists and local residents.

All submissions selected for participation in K-FEST will automatically be entered to win the Screaming Pope Prize VI, one of Ireland’s most unique arts awards, exclusively organised by artists for artists. The prize is given for a single outstanding work of visual or performing art each year during the festival.

                “In 2018, we saw a performance piece win the Screaming Pope Prize, and we generally had more performance art on exhibit, moving K-FEST into the realm of a truly multi-discipline arts festival. I hope we continue to see as much varied work in 2019, as each work of art elicits a different experience and drives interactions between artists and attendees that really heighten the sense of community and inclusivity during the weekend. We may even see a new gallery or two pop up in 2019, which always gives the festival — and the works on display — a new flavour.”

Details regarding submissions may be found at www.kfest.ie/submissions. For more information on the submission process, contact Neil Browne, Artistic Director, at submissions@kfest.ie. For general information about K-FEST, send inquiries to: info@kfest.ie. #iamkfest #kfest2k19 #killorglinisthecanvas

K-FEST, a dynamic arts festival with an emphasis on emerging artists, uses unoccupied spaces in Killorglin, transforming vacant retail outlets, deserted buildings, and even domestic homes into curated bespoke pop-up galleries and venues. Over the course of the June Bank Holiday weekend, K-FEST hosts more than 60 events in addition to a gallery trail, including live music performances by dozens of bands and musicians, as well as spoken word, drama, comedy, short films, street entertainment, and activities for kids and families, all culminating with the Screaming Pope Prize ceremony, in which the festival awards a single outstanding work of visual art.

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Call For: Shorts for St. Patrick’s Film Festival London

Irish Film Festival London

In March 2019, as part of the St. Patrick’s Festival London, Irish Film London will run 3 days of Irish Films in London. Friday 15th – Sunday 17th March 2019. This year’s theme is Diversity and Inclusivity, inspired by the London Is Open campaign.

**All submitted shorts must have a IRISH connection (eg. funding, location cast or crew)
Please outline the connection in the cover letter and see the link below for more details.**

IFL’s programme is comprised of both submitted films and independently curated selections.
IFL accepts films in English or Irish language.
IFL does not require any premiere status but notes that this may come into consideration during the selection process.
IFL’s main objective is to present films stemming from Ireland and the Irish Diaspora, but will also accept submissions from non-Irish filmmakers whose films are about Ireland or Irish people.
IFL will screen films from DCP format.

FINAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 15th 2019

Submit your film now

 

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Call For: Feature Film Submissions for the 31st Galway Film Fleadh

Feature film submissions are now open for the 31st Galway Film Fleadh, taking place between  9th–14th July, 2019.

The Film Fleadh is Ireland’s leading film festival, known internationally as the discovery place of New Irish Cinema, and host to the boldest new films from around the world each July. The Film Fleadh is also host to the Galway Film Fair, Ireland’s only film marketplace.

 

Are you a filmmaker with a work-in-progress or completed work, ready to debut in 2019? Why premiere your film at another film festival, when you could premiere at the world’s only Film Fleadh?

 

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 The Dig,KatieGutland,Michael Inside, God’s Own Country, Sanctuary, A Date for Mad MaryandThe Young Offenders, among others.

 

Early bird deadline: Friday January 18th, 2019 at 5p.m. G.M.T.

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.

Regular deadline: Friday March 15th, 2019 at 5p.m. G.M.T.

 

Further information and the link to submit via Eventival can be found at www.galwayfilmfleadh.com

 

 

 

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Call For: Applications for SDGI ARRI Take Competition

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The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland  (SDGI) have launched the 6th year of the SDGI/ARRI ALEXA LF Take, an annual initiative that gives directors the opportunity to tell stories with full camera equipment, casting and location support.

If you have a story to tell that’s visually challenging and want to give it a cinematic look, then apply for the SDGI/ARRI ALEXA LF Take.

Make a short film, trailer, music video or shoot a promo for your next project with a full ARRI ALEXA LF camera and Teach Solais lights package.

If a director does not have a DOP of their own for their project then check out the Irish Society of Cinematographers(ISC) and SDGI who will work with ISC to help the director find a DOP. A camera assistant trained by ARRI will also be provided to support the DOP and shoot.

The ARRI ALEXA LF Take allows for 3 shooting days, which includes transport.

Entry Deadline: 11 January 2019
Application Results: 18 January 2019
Shoot dates: 22nd April – 6th of May 2019

Application Process:

This initiative is director focused so just send  a short, max one page, outline of your idea including how many days you need for shooting, as well as your location.

Send your outline by 6pm on 11 January 2019 to the SDGI team at hello@sdgi.ie The decision will be finalised by 18 January 2019 and then will work with directors to find a suitable date within the shooting timeline.

 

 

 

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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 2019 – June 2020.
  • Travel from Ireland, accommodation and a monthly stipend are included.

 

Centre Culturel Irlandais is pursuing partnerships with Irish cultural organisations to support the 2019-2020 residency programme:


Music Network – 1 month residency
Contemporary Music Centre – 1 month residency
Design and Craft Council of Ireland – 3 month residency
Visual Artists Ireland –  2 month residency
Literature Ireland – 1 month residency
Draíocht – 1 to 2 month residency

Graphic Studio Dublin – 1 month residency

The Well Review – 1 month residency

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Arts Office – 1 month residency

Limerick City and County Council – 1 month residency

Kilkenny Arts Office – 1 month residency

Ealaín na Gaeltachta – 1 month residency 

 

CCI and these partner organisations share the costs of residencies enabling the Centre to increase the number of residencies on offer for Irish artists.

 

Full guidelines, terms and conditions available on our website: www.centreculturelirlandais.com

Applications to be made on-line by Thursday 10 January 2019, 5pm GMT

Centre Culturel Irlandais, 5 rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris

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Call For: Submissions for Newport Beach Film Festival

 

The 20th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) announces a Call for Entries for Irish Cinema. From April 25 – May 2, 2019, the NBFF will celebrate its 20th Anniversary with a special Irish spotlight to take place on Sunday, April 28th. The Festival features 55,000+ attendees, red carpet premieres, nightly galas, filmmaker Q&A sessions and engaging networking opportunities.

The NBFF will celebrate its 20th edition with the largest celebration of Irish Cinema on the West Coast. Highlights include an Irish Spotlight event, screenings of Irish feature-length narrative, documentary, short and animated films, along with the participation of Irish filmmakers, actors, musical performers, culinary brands and film industry organizations.

We are tremendously excited for the 20th Anniversary of the Festival and the Irish Showcase, we encourage all Irish Filmmakers to enter their films and become part of the largest celebration of Irish Film and creativity in the Western United States,” says Gregg Schwenk, CEO of the Newport Beach Film Festival.

2019 NBFF Submission Deadlines:

Thanksgiving Deadline: Friday, November 30th, 2018

Regular Deadline: Friday, December 21st, 2018

Late Deadline: Friday, January 25th, 2019

UK & Ireland Deadline: Friday, March 1st, 2019

For information or to submit a film visit www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com

 

 

 

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Call For: Entries for JETS 2018

 

JETS stands for Junior Entertainment Talent Slate and unites 1st, 2nd and 3rd feature film filmmakers with German, British, Irish, Finish, Canadian and American producers, sales agents, finance and distribution companies during a pitching session with the aim of Co-Production during the International Film Festival Berlin 2019 (venue to be announced at later date). 20 – 24 projects from emerging filmmakers will be selected for the JETS Initiative.

The JETS Co-Production Initiative organised by WEP Productions & WEP UK Productions is funded and supported by Screen Ireland, Telefilm Canada, HessenFilm & Medien GmbH, nordmedia, FilmInvest and the Finnish Film Foundation.

Deadline for Applications: 20 December 2018.

For details on how to apply as well as the conditions of participations, please click here

 

 

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Call For: Submissions for Irish Film Festa

                                                                                               

The 12th IRISH FILM FESTA, which will take place in March 2019, 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 Drama (all genres), Documentary and Animation (all techniques).

Entries must be submitted as an online screener to submissions.IFF@gmail.com or as a DVD to
Associazione Culturale ARCHIMEDIA
via Segesta 16
00179 Roma (Italia)

Deadline is January 10th, 2019.
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.

 

 

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Call For: Female Directors

 

Screen Training Ireland is seeking applications from female directors interested in a shadow directing opportunity on upcoming film production The Last Right.

Due to the nature of production the opportunity will have a fluid form but the overall objective will be to provide participants with exposure and experience on a feature film set, and ultimately to help increase the number of future productions directed by female talent.

This is not a training scheme and the shadowing opportunity is not open to entry-level talent. The focus is on career advancement. There is a modest stipend provided and the duration of the shoot is 5 weeks, starting in early November, with a potential extra week or two either side to also get some pre/post experience.

Essential requirements:

  • Candidates must be female, and have directed at least one short film that has had an award-qualifying festival premiere, or TV broadcast
  • Candidates must have a director, assistant director, or DOP credit on at least two short films, and/or one feature film
  • Candidates must able to provide a link to an up to date showreel and provide a current director CV
  • Candidates are expected to be self-starters, with a positive attitude, who have on-set experience and who recognise this role is to assist and shadow the director
  • Candidates must have a current, clean driving licence and their own car

To apply please email grainne.bennett@screentrainingireland.ie by 30th of September. Please supply a current CV, a link to a show reel, and a short description of why this shadow directing opportunity might be beneficial in advancing your directing career. Candidates who do not meet the essential requirements will not be considered.

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 Call For: Entries for Celtic Media Festival 2019

The Celtic Media Festival, the biggest media festival in the Celtic nations and regions has opened its call for Entries. Film and programme makers may submit entries for the prestigious Torc Awards for Excellence online at www.celticmediafestival.co.uk.

The Celtic Media Festival 2019, the 40th anniversary, will take place in Aviemore, Scotland, the first time the festival has been held in the town. A total of 23 Torc Awards will be presented at the 2019 Festival. Full details of the festival programme, delegate registration, and how to purchase tickets, will be announced early next year.

The 40th Celtic Media Festival takes place from the 4th-6th of June 2019 and will see hundreds of delegates enjoy a packed festival programme in Aviemore. Supported by BBC Scotland, RTÉ, TG4, BBC Wales, Northern Ireland Screen, BBC Northern Ireland, Television De Galicia, XPO North, MG ALBA, S4C and the Highland Council, the festival consistently attracts international delegates wherever it is held and offers a programme that celebrates the influential media industry of the Celtic nations and regions, as well as providing networking opportunities for delegates and speakers alike.

For full information on the Call for Entries and award categories, and a first look at the 2019 Festival identity, go to www.celticmediafestival.co.uk

 

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Call For: Applications for International Co-Production Development Fund

International Co-Production Development FundScreen Ireland and Creative BC (British Columbia, Vancouver) have entered into a relationship to co-develop a number of film and television projects. This co-development will enable up to four projects access development finance from both territories.

The intent of this financing is to foster film and television production between Irish producers and producers based in the BC area.  The total value of the funding available is CA$150,000*.  The maximum amount available to any one project CA$40,000 and funding will be allocated on a 50/50 basis from both agencies.  Projects require the involvement of both an Irish resident producer(s) and a BC resident producer(s). Applicants will first need to apply to Screen Ireland with their project. If approved, an application will then need to be made to Creative BC by the BC resident producer(s).

*euro amount will be applied on the date of award.

Who Can Apply

Applications can be made by Irish producers (independent production companies registered in the Republic of Ireland which have an office and staff based in the Republic of Ireland) who have partnered with a BC resident producers(s). An official international co-production agreement will need to be in place between the Irish and BC Company and this must be evidenced from the application stage.

There must be clear access to the necessary rights in any material that is to be adapted for the screen, and an agreement with the screenwriter they wish to commission.

Eligible Projects

Eligible projects may include:
• Feature film destined for theatrical release (live action or animated),
• International TV drama series,
• Creative  documentary intended for theatrical release

How to Apply

Application Requirements:
• Logline & Synopsis
• Description of Development activity to be undertaken including an explanation of the Co-Development Structure, describing the principal producer’s company and track record, the work to be undertaken by the principal and the Irish producers respectively
• Finance Plan
• Number of Episodes (TV Series only)
• Estimated Running Time per Episode (TV Series only)
• Detailed Treatment and/or Screenplay
• Development Budget
• Evidence of ownership of rights in all relevant material and official co-production agreement

Applications can be made by emailing applications@screenireland.ie with the subject line “Screen Ireland-Creative BC International Co-Development Fund: PROJECT TITLE”. The deadline for receipt of applications is 30th of September 2018. Find out more here.

 

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Call For: Submissions for The Dublin Port Short Film Prize 2019

Dublin Port and the Little Museum of Dublin have announced a new commissioning project in association with Screen Ireland to give artists and filmmakers a unique platform to showcase their work at the museum in telling the story of Dublin.

 

The winning project will receive €20,000 to produce a new short film, which will be seen by over 100,000 visitors to the Little Museum in 2019.
 
Up to eight minutes long, the “Port Short” will celebrate the city of Dublin, highlighting aspects of our culture and heritage that separate the city from other capitals in Europe. Both enlightening and entertaining, the film will enhance public understanding of the city’s evolution as well as provide an amusing introduction to Dublin today.

To apply for Port Short 2019, new, experienced and up-and-coming filmmakers are invited to submit expressions of interest as part of a competitive process no later than 5pm on September 13th, 2018.

Applicants are required to submit the following:

  1. Entire script (and, if desired, an optional story board)
  2. Sample of previous film work (via Dropbox / YouTube)
  3. An approximate budget and timeline for the project
  4. Information about the team involved, e.g. a CV (max. 2 additional pages per individual)

Application submissions and queries can be sent to portshort@littlemuseum.ie

The winning filmmaker will be announced in September 2018.

 

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Call For: Submissions for Dig Where You Stand 2018

Galway Film Centre have announced the return of Dig Where You Stand, the documentary funding scheme for young filmmakers in Galway City and County.

The selected filmmakers will be mentored by Gort-based filmmaker Jill Beardsworth. Jill is a founding member of Twopair Films and has produced the films Children of AllahApples of the Golan, and When All Is Ruin Once Again, which recently won the ‘Best Cinematography in an Irish Feature Award’ at this years 30th Galway Film Fleadh.

Selected filmmakers will also take part in two intensive mentoring seminars with award winning Galway based documentary filmmakers Paula Kehoe and Pat Comer. Paula’s work includes An Dubh ina Gheal: Assimiliation, DeargdhúilAnatomy of Passion and ‘I Am Galway 2020’, the VR film that was a significant inclusion in Galway’s successful bid campaign for European Capital of Culture 2020. Pat’s work includes ‘A Year ‘Til Sunday’ and ‘Tall Dark and O’Áilpin’ along with his Irish language series’ ‘GAA Nua’ and ‘GAA Eile’.

 

Guidelines:         

  • Two individual short documentary films, 10 to 15 minutes in duration, will be produced, with one based in the Galway City and one in County Galway.
  • Participating filmmakers must be based in Galway and be under 35 years of age.
  • A budget of up to €6000 is available per film.
  • The participating filmmakers will be mentored by established documentary filmmakers.
  • Galway Film Centre will provide support through equipment, advice and assistance.
  • Galway Film Centre encourages both English and Irish language project applications.
  • Galway Film Centre encourages applications from female-led filmmaking teams. Selected projects will need to ensure a healthy gender balance across the filmmaking team.

For detail on how to apply please visit  here.

DEADLINE for applications is: 12pm, Friday 14th September 2018

Applicants will be shortlisted and then called for interview in late September. The proposed date for interviews is Friday 28th September.

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Call For: Submissions for Celtic International Fund


BBC ALBA (with funding from MG ALBA), S4C, TG4 and Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language
Broadcast Fund (ILBF) have announced the launch of the ‘Celtic International Fund’, which
will run a yearly joint-commissioning round between the indigenous Celtic language television
broadcasters and funders of Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The aim of the ‘Celtic International Fund’ is to promote co-development and then co-production
through Scottish Gaelic, Welsh and Irish, and to encourage a broader European and worldwide
internationalisation of productions which are originally conceived in those Celtic languages. The
Celtic International Fund hopes to provide film-makers with an opportunity to co-develop and coproduce
distinctive, ambitious works to enrich primetime programme schedules, to have a national
impact with audiences in the territories of Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland and seek
to reach audiences worldwide.

This initial call-out encompasses three genres, Factual, Drama and Animation.

 

Full details here

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday 24th October 2018 

 

 

http://filmireland.net/2018/06/30/festivals-funding-schemes-deadlines-2015/

 

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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 hello@sdgi.ie
2018 Finders Series Application

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Call For: Submissions for Irish Film Festival Berlin 2019

Shebeen Flick, Berlin’s Irish Film Festival, is now accepting submissions from filmmakers for its 8th edition, which will take place on 13th-16th March 2019 in Moviemento Kino Berlin – Germany’s oldest cinema.

Since 2012, every March Shebeen Flick presents a curated programme with Irish films without distribution in Germany alongside some favourite Irish classics. The festival has become an integral part of the St. Patrick’s celebrations in the German capital and a must-go to event for film buffs and Irish culture lovers.

“This will be the third year accepting submissions for the festival and we are very excited to announce a new category: virtual reality. In addition, I would like to encourage female filmmakers to submit to the festival as one of our main goals is to achieve gender balance in the programme. I am looking forward to watching the submissions for 2019!” said Shebeen Flick’s Founder & Director Fernanda Parente.

Both feature and short length films (live action, documentary, animation, music videos) are accepted, as well as the newly added category virtual reality. Productions may originate from anywhere in the world. Eligible films may be made by an Irish filmmaker, a filmmaker working in Ireland or a filmmaker of Irish heritage. If the filmmaker is not Irish, the content needs to focus on an Irish subject matter.

Submissions will be accepted via FilmFreeway only. For full details on how to submit visit https://filmfreeway.com/shebeenflick

Submission Deadlines:
Earlybird Deadline 01.09.2018
Regular Deadline 01.10.2018
Late Deadline 01.11.2018

 

 

http://filmireland.net/2018/04/30/festivals-funding-schemes-deadlines-2015/

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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 writingmentorship@galwayfilmcentre.ie 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.

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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: writingmentorship@galwayfilmcentre.ie

  • 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 writingmentorship@galwayfilmcentre.ie for further information.

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

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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

 

www.filmmayo.ie

 

 

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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 www.adiarts.ie/connect.

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: amie@adiarts.ie. 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.

 

 

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

 

 

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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: 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.

https://filmfreeway.com/SpookScreen

http://spookscreen.ie/

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

http://filmireland.net/2018/01/26/film-festivals-2018-here-abroad/

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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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