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 Allah, Apples 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, Deargdhúil: Anatomy 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’.
- 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.
dlr First Frames scheme is a unique opportunity to encourage filmmakers to create exciting, dynamic and engaging screen stories. Its aim is to provide funding and support to emerging filmmakers looking to develop ambitious and creative short films based in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown (DLR) region. Filmmakers are encouraged to be ambitiously bold in their storytelling, and to use the diversity and variety of locations available in DLR as background and inspiration for original, vibrant films.
This 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.
First Frames welcomes a diversity of filmmaking styles, themes and creative approaches. The principle requirements are good stories, and a passionate vision for filmmaking. The goal is to open the door to new and emerging Irish film talents.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s purpose in promoting this opportunity is to support emerging filmmakers to make vibrant and compelling films and to increase awareness of the variety and flexibility of locations available in the region.
Funding will be available through the scheme 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.
dlr Arts Office and Filmbase will host an information evening for interested applicants on Monday 20 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. Filmmakers interested in attending can find additional information, and register to attend, at:
Looking for funding? Want to submit your work to festivals? Keep an eye on upcoming deadlines here.
The deadline for the Irish Film Board’s flagship short film scheme SIGNATURES has been announced. Applications will now be accepted until Friday, September 9th.
SIGNATURES is a short film scheme for the making of live-action, fiction films that act as a proving-ground for Irish creative talents which aims to encourage strong, original storytelling, visual flair, and production values appropriate to the big screen.
The third round of Signatures shorts premiered last year at the Cork Film Festival and included Crossing Salween which was officially selected for the Berlin Film Festival and Pentecost which was officially selected for the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year.
The scheme is an opportunity for producers, directors and writers to work in a professional environment that will allow them to further their experience.
The Irish Film Board actively encourage submissions in Irish as films for this scheme can be produced in either the English or Irish language. The successful short films will premiere at the Corona Cork Film Festival next year.
All applications for the scheme should be sent with the reference REF: SIGNATURES on the envelope to:
Bord Scannan na hEireann/the Irish Film Board,
23 Dock Road,
For more information on making an application and to download an application form click here.
Alan Fitzpatrick, Managing Director of Filmbase, sits on the Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Awards panel, where twice a year 3 short scripts are chosen to receive funding of €10,000 each plus matching facilities from Filmbase. Ahead of the next application deadline of Friday 26th June, Alan gives an overview of the scheme, the application procedure, the process of whittling the applications down to a short list of 10 and some advice should you reach the short list interview stage.
For more details on the scheme click here