Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Award 2009

Filmbase is calling on all emerging filmmakers to apply for the January round of the Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Award scheme. Aspiring and seasoned scriptwriters, producers and directors can apply for this award which will fund up to three new short films from a total fund of €30,000 (an additional production and post-production facilities package is also offered to each production team as part of the award). Applications for the award will be accepted from Friday 16th of January. All applications for the award must be at Filmbase by the deadline, which is 5 pm Friday 30th January.

Ireland’s longest running short film award scheme, the Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Award aims to uncover new talent and encourage a fresh approach to filmmaking. This award is suitable for those looking to break into the Irish film industry or for those more experienced filmmakers who may be looking to develop a new approach to their craft. The award is not suitable for full-time students; however, recent film graduates are welcome to apply. Over the last two decades numerous films have been made under the scheme, many of which have screened and won awards at film festivals both nationally and internationally.

For more info, or to download the application form, click here or contact Clare at Filmbase by email on or phone 01 679 6716.