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


Inaugural Film Mayo Tyrone Guthrie Bursary Recipient Announced


Film Mayo have announced that scriptwriter Jennifer Davidson is the recipient of their inaugural Film Mayo Tyrone Guthrie bursary.  The bursary was open to filmmakers born or living in Mayo, to enable them to spend two weeks at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, County Monaghan. Applicants for the bursary needed to show significant achievement in their field or demonstrate a high degree of promise. All submissions were assessed by an independent, expert panel.

The Tyrone Guthrie Centre is a residential workplace for artists, dedicated to supporting and facilitating creativity within a welcoming and trusted environment and it is an established and central part of cultural life in Ireland being the largest residency of its type for artists in this country. The centre at Annaghmakerrig is universally well-regarded for successfully providing a creative space outside everyday life, which gives artists time and space to focus on ideas and work.

From Castlehill, in North Mayo, Jennifer is an experienced screenwriter with a background in documentary production and development. A regular writer for RTE’s top rating continuing drama series, Fair City, she is involved in scripting individual episodes and contributing to story development. Her work also includes the live TV drama Socks and Shoes as part of Seomra a Se for TG4 and the IFTA nominated young people’s series Primary School Musical. For RTE Radio her work has been broadcast as part of the Francis MacManus Awards and the Book Show’s 100 Stories 100 words.