Illustration: Adeline Pericart
The FilmOffaly Award aims to foster filmmaking in the county whilst also promoting Offaly as a location.
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 their new Vendor Discount Card. Scripts of any style and genre are welcome as long as they are under 20 minutes in duration. The only stipulation is that filming must take place in Offaly in 2014.
The award sees hundreds of applications every year and has become one of the most competitive bursaries in recent years.
The deadline for applications is Friday 4th April 2014 and application forms, guidelines and more information can be found online at www.filmoffaly.ie.