FilmOffaly & Filmbase have announced the launch of their 2014 Bursary Award. This funding initiative aims to foster creative and resourceful filmmaking in Co. Offaly. They are looking for original, entertaining stories by talented filmmakers, who – if selected – must set and shoot their project in the county.


The award will be given to one successful applicant who will receive €8,000 towards the cost of their production, along with one year’s membership to Filmbase, a 50% discount on equipment hire from Filmbase and more.



In order to be eligible for the award, applicants must have full, legal rights to the material they are submitting. Short films of any style and genre will be accepted as long as they are under 20 minutes in duration. Simply attach three copies of your script along with a 500 word synopsis and application form and post to:


FilmOffaly Award

Arts Office

Offaly County Council

Charleville Road


Co. Offaly


Short-listed applciants will then be contacted for interviews and will need to provide further documentation, more details of which can be found in the downloadable PDF guidelines below. Deadline for submissions is 3pm on Friday 4th April 2014.


All posted entries must be postmarked by Thursday 3rd April and anyone shipping their scripts internationally are advised to allow an extra week for additional postage time.


Application forms and guidelines can be found below –