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Upcoming Submissions/Deadlines:

Kerry International Film Festival Regular Deadline – 15th June 2024

Creative Europe European Film Sales – 20th June 2024

SERIESMAKERS – 20th June 2024

Northern Ireland Screen New Writer Focus scheme – 23rd June 2024

Women Over 50 Film Festival Submissions – 25th June 2024.

Virgin Media Submissions for CnaM Sound & Vision Round 54 – 27th June 2024

Screen Ireland Screenplay Development (Established Talent) – 28th June 2024

RTÉ: Proposals for Coimisiún na Meán Sound & Vision 4 – 28th June 2024

SEVN Artist Bursary (€14,000) – 28th June 2024

MEDIMED Doc Market & Pitching Forum – 30th June 2024

Salt Short Film Funding Scheme (€15,000) – 30th June 2024

MEDIMED Doc Market & Pitching Forum – 30th June 2024

Screen Ireland Feature Film Development Loans – 1st July 2024

Screen Ireland First Stage Documentary Development – 1st July 2024

Screen Ireland Television Drama Development – 1st July 2024

Screen Ireland Animation Development – 1st July 2024

Indie Cork Film Submission Late Deadline – 1st July 2024

Misleór Short Doc Grant (€3000) – 5th July 2024

Ardán and Galway City of Film Short Documentary Bursary (€3000) – 5th July 2024

SDGI ARRI ALEXA TAKE Film Scheme – 12th July 2024

Irish Film Festival London – 15th July 2024

Cinema Street Women’s Short Screenplay Competition ($1000)  – 15th July 2024

Cork International Film Festival Late Deadline (Features & International Shorts) – 12th July 2024

Arts Council Visual Arts Project Award (€80,000) – 17th July 2024

Creative Europe Films on the Move (Distribution) – 18th July 2024

Cinemagic Films for Young People – 28th July 2024

Indie Cork Film Submission Late Deadline – 1st July 2024

dlr First Frames Short Film Scheme 2024 (€13,000) – 22nd July 2024

Stowe Story Labs Short Film Production Grant ($50,000) – 22nd July 2024

Kerry International Film Festival Final Deadline – 31st July 2024

Waterford Film Festival Film Submissions – 31st July 2024

Cinemagic Young Filmmaker – 1st August 2024

Dublin International Comedy Film Festival (DICFF) Regular Submissions – 1st August 2024

Richard Harris International Film Festival Submission Deadline – 1st August 2024

Cork International Film Festival Late Deadline Irish Shorts – 2nd August 2024

OFFline Film Festival Submission – 5th August 2024 

Foyle Film Festival Submission Deadline – 12th August 2024 

Dublin International Comedy Film Festival (DICFF) Late Submissions – 23rd August 2024

Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund Digital & Audio Content Call – 23rd August 2024

OFFline Film Festival Late Submission – 26h August 2024 

Underground Film Festival Submission Deadline – 1st September 2024

The Radharc Trust Awards – 2nd September 2024

Richard Harris International Film Festival Late Deadline – 15th September 2024

Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund – 27th September 2024

Kerry International Film Festival Scriptwriting Deadline – 31st September 2024

Arts and Disability Connect  (Mentoring, Training, New Work, and Research and Reflection Awards – 8th October 2024

Dublin International Comedy Film Festival (DICFF) Extended Submissions – 10th October 2024

Screen Ireland Screenplay Development (Established Talent) – 31st October 2024

Screen Ireland Television Drama Development – 31st October 2024

Screen Ireland Animation Development – 31st October 2024

Screen Ireland First Stage Documentary Development – 31st October 2024

Screen Ireland Feature Film Development Loans – 31st October 2024

Creative Europe Supported Training Programmes – Ongoing

48 Hour Film Belfast – TBD

Catalyst International Film Festival – 2nd February 2025

Northern Ireland Screen Director and Producer Shadowing Scheme – Rolling

Upcoming Festivals:

4th – 6th June: Celtic Media Festival

6th – 9th June: Sundance Film Festival London

11th – 16th June: Bloomsday Film Festival

12th – 17th June: Sheffield DocFest

18th – 23rd June: Docs Ireland

19th – 29th June: Raindance Film Festival

9th – 14th July: Galway Film Fleadh

1st – 5th August: Gaze International LGBTQIA Film Festival

15th – 21st August: Edinburgh International Film Festival

28th August – 7 September: Venice International Film Festival

7th September – 7th October: Women Over 50 Film Festival 

9th – 19th September: Toronto International Film Festival

20th – 22nd September: Women X Film Festival 

20th September – 2nd November: Cork International Film Festival

4th – 6th October: Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival

6th – 13th October: Indie Cork Film Festival

8th – 13th October: IRIS Prize LGBT+ Film Festival 

17th – 20th October: Kerry International Film Festival

23rd – 28th October – Westival 

22nd November – 1st December: Foyle Film Festival

20th February – 2nd March 2025: Dublin International Film Festival

4th – 5th April 2025: Catalyst International Film Festival

22nd – 25th May 2025: Fastnet Film Festival

Now Closed:

The Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival Submission Deadline – 11th June 2024

Atelier 105, Post-production Residency for Experimental Film, Light Cone, Paris – 10th June 2024

EDI Artist Practice Bursary Award (€5,000) – 12th June 2024

Waterford Film Festival Film Submissions – 7th June 2024

Arts Council Authored Works Cultural Feature Film Award (€230,000)  – 6th June 2024.

Arts Council Markievicz Award (€25,000) – 6th June 2024

Arts Council Reel Art Experimental Documentary Funding ( €120,000) – 6th June 2024.

Dublin International Comedy Film Festival (DICFF) Earlybird Submissions – 1st June 2024

Dublin Comedy Film Fest – Comedian Competition 2024 – May 2024

Indie Cork Film Submission Regular Deadline – 31st May 2024

Clare Island Film Festival Submission – 31st May 2024

Grierson Awards for Documentary – 31st May 2024

Westmeath Film Award (€10,000) – 31st May 2024

The Boyne Valley International Film Festival Submission Deadline and  Short Film Bursary (€2500) – 31st May 2024.

Coimisiún na Meán Sound and Vision – 30th May 2024

Northern Ireland Screen’s New Writer Focus – 29th May 2024

Galway Film Fleadh Pitching Competition – 29th May 2024 

Ardán/CÚRAM research-based short documentary fund for Science on Screen – 24th May 2024

TG4 Commissioning Round Under The Irish Language Broadcasting Fund – 22nd May 2024

(Egg)celerator Lab Supporting Nonfiction Directors – 22nd May 2024

London Breeze Festival Submissions – 19th May 2024

Creative Communities: Creative Practitioner Residency Programme – 17th May 2024

Creative Heartlands Adaptation Film Bursary (€6000) – 17th May 2024

BBC Academy, Production Unlocked Belfast Event (Online & In person) – 16th May 2024

Talent Camp Odense – Apply by 15th May 2024

aemi TIER 2 Artist Support Programme – ‘Developing your practice as a film artist’ – 15th May 2024 

Creative Europe TV & Online Content – 14th May 2024

The Puttnam Scholars Programme 2024 – 13th May 2024

BBC Academy, Production Unlocked Belfast Event (Online & In person) – 16th May 2024

Lasta Online Short Film Programme – 12th May 2024

Screen Talent Europe Pitching Forum – 10th May 2024

Redford Center 2024 Open Call for Grants for Environmental Nonfiction Features or Docuseries – 10th May 2024

Animation Undergraduate Placement Scheme with Northern Ireland Screen – 9th May 2024

Arts and Disability Connect  (Mentoring, Training, New Work, and Research and Reflection Awards) – 7th May 2024

Funding: Agility Award Arts Council – 25th April 2024

Docs Ireland Marketplace – 16th April 2024

Catalyst International Film Festival – April 2024

Kerry Short Film Bursary ( €10,000) – April 2024

Virgin Media Discovers Short Film Competition – 31st March 2024

Donegal Film Office Short Film Bursary Award 2024 (€10,000) – March 24

Arts Council/Create Artist in the Community Scheme – 25 March 2024

ACE Animation Special – Call for Applications  A workshop aimed at experienced producers – March 2024

Screen Ireland Frameworks (€14,000) – March 2024

First Cut! Youth Film Festival – March 2024

Fastnet Film Festival – March 2024

Light Moves: Open Futures Open Call – March 2024 

FilmOffaly Award (€12,000) – 4th March 2024

Arts Council The Markievicz Award – February 2024

IGNITE-DOCS Talent Development

Físín Ideas Submission – 15th January 2024

IFI Documentary Festival

Irish Film Festa Shorts Submissions – December 2023

Creative Europe European Slate Funding – December 2023 

BBC Writersroom Open Call  – 5th December 2023

Misleór Festival of Nomadic Cultures – October 2023

Celtic Media Festival – October 2023

Fastnet Film Festival Puttnam Award (€25,000) – May 2023

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