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

 

 

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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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Call For: SHORT STORIES Submissions

 

The Irish Film Board are acceptong submissions for SHORT STORIES, which invites filmmakers to use their imagination, creative story-telling and visual talent to excite audiences with succinct, inspiring and even entertaining films.

SHORT STORIES are live-action or animated fiction films between 2 to 5 minutes in length and have a budget of €20K.

Films may be made in the English or Irish language. If produced in the Irish language, subtitling will be necessary for festivals and sales worldwide.

The deadline is 1pm Friday 23rd March.

Parameters of the Scheme

– Number of films:                  Up to 4 per year

– Duration:                               2-5 minutes maximum

– Budget per film:*                Maximum €20,000
– Delivery:                               DCP, Prores, BluRay

The application budget should reflect costs for delivery as above and subtitling if applicable.

 

Further Details at

https://www.irishfilmboard.ie/funding/short-film-schemes/short-stories

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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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Call For: Projects for ilDÁNA Doc Funding Scheme

TG4 and the Arts Council/an Chomhairle Ealaíon, in association with Galway Film Centre, have announced a new round of ‘ilDÁNA’. This is an exciting new opportunity for documentary filmmakers to make a once-off, landmark and cinematic long-form documentary on the arts in Irish.

Two projects will be selected with funding of €80,000 each for creative documentaries which will have both a theatrical window as well as a primetime TG4 broadcast.

The deadline for applications is October 20th. Filmmakers are encouraged to be explore subject matter and approaches that are creative, inspired, distinctive and ambitious in scope to deliver a 60 to 70 minute film.

 

Further info @ www.galwayfilmcentre.ie

 

 

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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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