Small Changes to IFB Funding Processes and Application Dates

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Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (BSÉ/IFB) have announced a change to the deadlines for all development, production and distribution funding schemes.

The new upcoming application deadlines for production and distributionfunding are as follows:

Friday 13th June 2014

Wednesday 13th August 2014

Friday 12th September 2014

Applications will be processed within 5-6 weeks of the deadline. This change is being implemented to allow further time to engage with BSÉ/IFB Project Mangers in advance of making an application.

The procedure for the assessment of all development funding applications remains the same. The deadline for the receipt of applications is the last working day of every month. Applications will be processed within 6-8 weeks of the deadline. Please note however that there will be no deadline for all development applications in July. There will no deadline for screenplay development applications in August (in addition to July), as the scheme is currently under review. 

The upcoming deadlines for development funding are as follows:

Monday 30th June 2014

Friday 29th August 2014 (for project development, animation development, international development and documentary development only. No deadline for screenplay development until further notice)

Tuesday 30th September 2014
Applicants are advised that the online system will close at 1pm on the day of each deadline. Applicants are advised to give themselves ample time to prepare, upload and submit applications as incomplete submissions will not be accepted once the system has closed. Please consult the relevant page of the BSÉ/IFB funding programmes section of the website prior to making an application.

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Call for Proposals: Lisbon Docs 2009

Lisbon Docs, which takes place from 19–24 October, is a documentary conference consisting of: a pitching session and workshop; screenings of new films; and master classes on international aspects of documentary making.

Please note that the deadline for project submissions is 4th September.

For further information on how to apply, participation fees and other details please click here: http://www.mediadesk.co.uk/networking/_45/

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First Light Young Film Fund

First Light, a UK-wide initiative to enable young people (5–19) to realise their potential via creative digital film and media projects, are currently awarding grants ranging from £3,000 (Pilot and Script Awards) to £30,000 (Studio Award). More information about funding deadlines and the application process can be found here: http://www.firstlightonline.co.uk/

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Northern Ireland Screen Seeks Scripts

Northern Ireland Screen is now seeking scripts to develop for its Ultra Low-Budget Fiction Fund 2010-2011. The ULBFF intends to support one production each year. Only Northern Ireland resident writers new to feature film or television drama should apply – a producer does not need to be attached to the project at this stage.

Up to five scripts will be chosen for development between November 2009 and March 2010, with the intention of selecting one for further development and production between April 2010 and March 2011.

Applicants should send a hard copy of the first 30 pages of the script by 30th September 2009 and the full script should be available on request at any time after this date.

For further information and entry requirements, please click here: http://www.northernirelandscreen.co.uk/newspage.asp?id=100&storyID=2271

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Screamfest Horror Film Festival & Screenplay Competition

The 9th Annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival & Screenplay Competition takes place 16–25 October 2009 in Hollywood. The call for entries deadline is approaching for new horror feature films, shorts and feature-length screenplays. The final film and screenplay submission deadline is 15th August.

Screamfest showcases talented genre filmmakers and writers from around the world to the entertainment industry in order to help further their careers. Writers and directors have garnered representation, winning screenplays have been optioned and/or purchased by production companies and films have secured distribution as a result of Screamfest. Four past Screamfest-winning directors have now directed for Sam Raimi and others have been attached to studio films.

The winning screenplay will receive a $1,000 cash prize and Movie Magic software.
For more information on Screamfest, please visit www.screamfestla.com

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The Greek Documentary Lab Deadline

The second session of The Greek Documentary Lab 2009 is a workshop where 15–18 selected projects will be developed with the aim of reaching international co-productions. It takes place 30th September–2nd October in Athens. The workshop is open to both Greek and international filmmakers.

The workshop will be three days of intensive project development while working in small groups. The development will be lead by experienced commissioning editors and international experts. If you would like to apply for The Greek Documentary Lab, please send a 2-page presentation of your project no later than Tuesday 1st September, 2009.

The Greek Documentary Lab for Co-productions is a two-part development programme, which offers specialized know-how on international co-productions to documentary professionals.

For further information, please click here: http://www.edn.dk/art.lasso?-token.skip=&na=200404&ndd=1294&ndh=1

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Clones Film Festival shorts submissions deadline

Clones Film Festival is inviting submissions of short films for this year’s short film competition at the Clones Film Festival. The entry fee this year is €20 and all films must be received no later than 15th September 2009. Please contact thomas@clonesfilmfestival.com for details and regulations.

Films received before 20th July will also be considered for a screening at the Flat Lake Literary and Arts Festival. (Click here for details: http://www.theflatlakefestival.com)

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Darklight Call for Submissions

The Darklight Festival is now seeking submissions for the 2009 Festival, which takes place 8–11 October 2009. The deadline for submissions for Darklight ’09 is 5 pm on Friday, 3rd July 2009.

For further information, please click here.

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Diploma Spriocdháta/Deadline

Tá an spriocdháta d’áiteanna ar an gCúrsa Ard Diploma i Léiriú Teilifíse le Nemeton/WIT, ag druidim linn go tapaidh: 17 Aibreán. Tá gach táille ar an gcúrsa seo clúdaithe.

Tá níos mó eolais anseo.
www.nemeton.ie/nemeton/pages/english/training_education.html

The deadline for the hugely successful Nemeton/WIT TV Production Higher
Diploma is fast approaching: April 17th. Course fees for the Diploma are fully covered.

For more information, please click here.
www.nemeton.ie/nemeton/pages/english/training_education.html

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Cartoon Movie Submissions Deadline ’09

The 11th edition of Cartoon Movie will take place 4–6 March 2009 in Lyon, France and the closing date for applications is 5th December 2008.

CARTOON is an international non-profit association based in Brussels with a remit to support the European animation industry. For the past 20 years, it has received financial support from the MEDIA Programme of the European Union to run its activities, which include Cartoon Movie.

Cartoon Movie is a co-production forum for feature-length animation, mainly for the cinema. Cartoon Movie takes place with an average of about 500 participants every year in March. After 10 editions in Potsdam (Babelsberg Studio, Germany), the event is moving to Lyon in France as from 2009.

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Cartoon Movie Submissions Deadline ’09

The 11th edition of Cartoon Movie will take place 4–6 March 2009 in Lyon, France and the closing date for applications is 5th December 2008.

CARTOON is an international non-profit association based in Brussels with a remit to support the European animation industry. For the past 20 years, it has received financial support from the MEDIA Programme of the European Union to run its activities, which include Cartoon Movie.

Cartoon Movie is a co-production forum for feature-length animation, mainly for the cinema. Cartoon Movie takes place with an average of about 500 participants every year in March. After 10 editions in Potsdam (Babelsberg Studio, Germany), the event is moving to Lyon in France as from 2009.

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Arts Council Announce New Bursary Awards Deadline

The Arts Council has announced a new closing date for Round 1 of its 2009 Bursary Awards. This has been brought about by an increase in applications of over 25%. The new closing date is Thursday, 27th November 2008 at 5.30 pm.

It is planned that all applications received prior to the closing date will receive a decision in February 2009. The closing date for Round 2 will be in April 2009.

The aim of the award is to allow artists, working in any context or in any art form, to buy space and freedom to concentrate on a body of work and provide the equipment, facilities and third party expertise to develop practice. Recipients can receive up to a maximum of €15,000 per year through the Bursary award. A number of multi-annual bursaries, which offer artists funding for up to a three-year period, are available each year.

New guidance notes and application forms are available online at c and hard copies will be available at the Arts Council from Monday 10 November.

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