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Upcoming Submissions/Deadlines:

The Puttnam Scholars Programme 2024 – 13th May 2024

Creative Europe TV & Online Content – 14th 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 

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

Dublin Comedy Film Fest – Comedian Competition 2024 – Open Now

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

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

London Breeze Festival Submissions – 19th May 2024

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

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

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

Galway Film Fleadh Pitching Competition – 29th May 2024 

Coimisiún na Meán Sound and Vision – 30th 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.

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

Waterford Film Festival Film Submissions – 7th June 2024

Kerry International Film Festival Regular Deadline – 15th June 2024

Creative Europe European Film Sales – 20th June 2024

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

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

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

Screen Ireland Feature Film Development Loans – 28th June 2024

Screen Ireland First Stage Documentary Development – 28th June 2024

Screen Ireland Television Drama Development – 28th June 2024

Screen Ireland Animation Development – 28th June 2024

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

Indie Cork Film Submission Late Deadline – 1st July 2024

Irish Film Festival London – 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

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

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

Northern Ireland Screen Director and Producer Shadowing Scheme – Rolling

48 Hour Film Belfast – TBD

Now Closed:

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

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

Fingal Film Festival  30th June 

Funding: Engine Short Film Scheme – 29th January 2021 (Info Session 18th Jan)

Competition: All-Ireland Screenwriting Prize – 15th January 2021

Artists Residencies: Centre Culturel Irlandais – 12th January 2021

YMVC – Youth Music Video Competition 2021 – 4th January 2021

The Writers Lab UK & Ireland – 20th April 2021

Funding: Develop Five New TG4 Series – 30th November 2020.

Funding: Arts Council Professional Development Award – to support practicing artists and arts practitioners to upskill through access to a professional development or training opportunity –19th November 2020

Funding: Arts Council Professional Development Award 19th November 2020

Funding: Leitrim Creative Sector Co-Support Programme 16th November 2020

Funding: Film Mayo Creative Ireland Award – 10th November 2020

Opportunity: Northern Ireland Screen & Docs Ireland Pitching Competition – 30th October 2020

Opportunity: Script Mentorship Scheme  Galway Film Centre – 30th October 2020

Residency: Film Artist in Residence at UCC – 29th October 2020

Development: IGNITE Bilingual talent development programme directed towards emerging Irish and Northern Irish documentary filmmakers – 30th September 2020

Commission: TG4 New Generation. Fresh, innovative and entertaining short-form content that will attract young viewers aged 16-34, with a particular emphasis on the under-25 age group. highest, created primarily for TG4 online platforms (TG4 Player, TG4 YouTube Channel, IGTV etc) –  18th September 2020

DocCelerator Galway 10th September 2020.  Online Documentary script and development Programme.

Commissioning: Virgin Media Television Seeks New Drama Content – 7th September 2020

Submissions: Little Cinema & Galway City of Film 48 Hour Challenge 2020 -7th September 2020

Funding: TG4 Cine4 Babhta 5 to develop original feature films in the Irish language – 31st July, 2020

Funding: TG4 POTA BREISE  applications are sought for one of the following genres; Factual, Factual History, Factual Entertainment, and Traditional Music Entertainment -31st July, 2020

TG4 Learn – Educational Content for Post-Primary Students – 24th July 2020

Funding: Content Production for Molscéal 24th July 2020

Opportunity: ILBF / BBC / TG4 Drama Series Development Scheme10th July 2020

Submissions: Waterford Film Festival – 30th June 2020

Submissions: Young Women In Film -18th June 2020

Opportunity: ACE. Every year ACE selects 16 to 18 experienced film producers, each with a project in development that is suitable for co-production and aimed at the international market, to take part in ACE’s annual programme of advanced training and then join the ACE Network – 12th June 2020

Funding:  Screen Ireland & SDGI The Voice to develop high-value projects for film, TV (animation and live-action) and documentary – 5th June 2020

Funding: Screen Ireland Enhanced Development Support across feature film, TV and animation, which will be available to Irish production companies working with writers on a project by project basis – 29th May 2020

Submissions: European Film Awards 2020 – 31st May 2020

Funding: Screen Talent Europe/Galway Film Centre Pitching Forum at the Norwegian Short Film Festival – 25th May 2020

Funding: New Shorts Focus open to entry level writers and writer/director applicants resident in Northern Ireland, particularly those from groups that are underrepresented within the film and television industry – 25th May 2020

Funding: Screen Ireland Strategy & Financial Planning Support to enable production companies to develop a financial plan with the advice of a financial consultant – 25th May 2020

Submissions: Extended Deadline for Galway Film Fleadh Short Film Submissions22nd May 2020

Funding: Galway Film Centre Europe Day Commission, aimed specifically at editors to submit a proposal for a 90-second promotional video relating to Ireland’s membership of the European Union – 20th May 2020

Funding: TG4 Programme Development Round – 15th May 2020

Funding: Screen Skills Screen Stakeholders Funding Scheme for organisations to apply for funding to deliver a series of online events and other activities across a 12-month period – 15th May 2020

Funding:  Support for Development of Audiovisual Content – Single Projects – 12th May 2020

Funding: Screen Ireland Strategic Slate Development Fund aims to empower successful applicants to build a strong slate of creative screen projects – 8th May 2020

Submissions:  One Minute Film Festival – 1st May 2020

Funding: Screen Skills Mentoring Funding Scheme providing screen professionals with remote/online mentoring support at key stages in their career development that will encompass business, creative and/or technical mentoring – open all year round.

Funding: Screen Skills Skills Development Events Funding Scheme including masterclasses, workshops, seminars, webinars and panel discussions as part of film festivals and other events or through online/remote delivery during the current crisis – open all year round.

Funding: Screen Skills Bursary Awards Funding Scheme to assist Irish industry professionals from the screen sector to enhance their career through international skills development and during the current crisis through online opportunities for skills development – open all year round.

Applications: Serial Eyes, Call for TV Writers – 15th April 2020

Funding: Babhta Coimisiúnaithe TG4 – submissions from independent production companies for entertaining, inspiring and engaging content for TG4’s audiences on its linear and digital platforms – 10th April 2020

Funding: Creative Europe Promotion of European Audiovisual Works Online 2020  – 4th April 2020

Submissions:  ITV and Red Planet Pictures Writing Prize – 3rd April 2020

Submissions: GAZE – 3rd April 2020

Competitions: Red Planet Writing – 3rd April 2020

Competitions: Euroscript Screen Story Competition – 31st March 2020

Competitions: Filmarket Hub TV Pilot Screenwriting Competition – 31st March 2020

Opportunities: Date With An Agent – 31st March 2020

Competitions: Young Irish Film Makers Screenwriting Competition – 31t March 2020

Funding: Kildare Creative Ireland Bursary Awards – 18th March 2020

Funding: Creative Europe Support for Film Education 2020 – 12th March 2020

Submissions: Irish Film Festival Australia – 12th March 2020

Funding: Focus Shorts – 6th March 2020

Film bursary award supports professional individual artists at any stage of their career working in the field of experimental or non-narrative film making to develop their arts practice – 30th January 2020

Series Mania delegation of Irish Producers  Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland is currently issuing a call out to bring a delegation Screen Ireland will provide support to a limited number of Irish production companies to participate at this networking event. Screen Ireland will ALSO cover the cost of accreditation to the festival Series Mania, limited to one producer applicant per company – 24th January 2020

Submissions First Cut! Youth Film Festival – 21st January 2020

SDGI ARRI Alexa Take 2020 supports the production of experiential and conceptual visual films that spark discovery and inspiration for directors – 17th January 2020

Funding: Físín – Short Film Proposal in the Irish Language – 10th January 2020

Funding: Touring and dissemination of work scheme to support the touring and dissemination of work in certain arts disciplines for tours starting between July 2020 and December 2020 – 9th January 2020

Artists in Residence @ Centre Culturel Irlandais – 8th January 2020

Romilly Walton Masters Performance Award supports a one or two-night performance in Centre Culturel Irlandais by an emerging performer or group working in the areas of experimental theatre, music, dance, film or visual art – 8th January 2020

Cartoon Movie 2020 Registration – 20th December 2019

Fiction: Irish Production  – 13th December 2019

IDFA Bertha FUND – 10th December 2019

Support for Development of Audiovisual Content – Single Projects  – 13th November 2019

Festival Submissions: Irish Film Festival, Boston – 31st October 2019

Eurimages Co-production Deadlines – 22nd October 2019

Fiction: Irish Production18th October 2019

NFF+HBF Co-production scheme – 9th October 2019

Script + Project Development: Voices – 1st September 2019

EAVE Producers Workshop 2020 – 30th August 2019

Eurimages Co-production Deadlines 22nd August 2019

Script + Project Development: Bright Future 1st August 2019

Submissions for TG4 Programming 2020-2021 12th July 2019

Submissions for Medimed, the Euromed Docs Market & Pitching Forum 30th June 2019

NEXTWAVE 30th June 2019

TFL World Co-Production Fund 12th June 2019

ACE 29 Production Training Programme 12th June 2019

IBF Project Development  10th June 2019

IBF Production & Post Production  10th June  

Selective Distribution 7th June 2019

Cinema Distribution Selective Scheme  4th June 2019

TFL Audience Design Fund 3rd June

Festival Submissions: Galway Film Fleadh Pitching Competition 31st May 2019

Television Programming 28th May 2019

48 Hour Challenge 24th May 2019

NI Screen Craft and Technical Skills Scheme 10th May 2019

Support To Film Festivals  7th May 2019

Creative Europe MEDIA Single Project Development 24th April 2019

Fiction: Irish Production 16th April 2019

Irish Delegation to BANFF World Media Festival and Vancouver Trade Mission 12th April 2019

Promotion of European Works Online 5th April 2019

True North Shorts  3rd April 2019

IDFA Bertha Fund 1st April 2019

Festival Submissions: Shot by the Sea Submissions 31st March 2019

Young Irish Film Makers Screenwriting competition 31st March 2019

Festival Submissions: Newport Beach Film Festival Submissions 21st March 2019

Harp Media Student Short Film and Screenplay Competition 15th March 2019

Northern Ireland Screen’s Feature Documentary Development Funding 15th March 2019

Arts Grant Funding 14th March 2019

EFP Producers on the Move 2019 12 March 2019

Festival Submissions: Doc Fest Ireland Film Submissions 9th March 2019

Film Education 7th March 2019

Pitch Pilot Workshop Galway 22nd February 2019

Slate Funding Development  20th February 2019

Festival Submissions: WFT Members’ Short Film Showcase Submissions 20th February 2019

Festival Submissions: St. Patrick’s Film Festival London Short Film Submission – 15th February 2019

Access to Markets  7th February 2019

Beara Film Fest    31st January 2019

Festival Submissions: First Cut! Youth Film Festival 14th January

Submissions for Writers Conference 11th January

SDGI Arri Alexa Take 11th January 2019

Festival Submissions: Galway Film Fleadh Feature Film Submissions 18th January 2019

Artist Residencies and Bursaries  @ Centre Culturel Irlandais 10th January 2019

Cinema Distribution Selective Scheme  8th January 

Festival Submissions: Newport Beach Film Festival 21st December 2018

Junior Entertainment Talent Slate 20th December 2018

Support To Film Festivals  20th December 2018 

Television Programming 18th December 2018 

Creative Europe MEDIA Single Project Development 18th December 2018

Festival Submissions: Irish Animation Awards Submissions 10th December 2018

Festival Submissions: Dingle International Film Festival  Submissions – 3rd December 2018

Festival Submissions: Dublin Smartphone Film Festival Submissions – 1st December 2018

Cartoon Movie 21st November 2018

Festival Submissions: Celtic Media Festival Submissions – 31st October 2018

Festival Submissions: Dingle International Film Festival  Físín Submissions  – 26th October

Festivals Investment Scheme – 25th October 2018

Celtic International Fund – 24th October 2018

BAI Archiving Funding Scheme  -4th October 2018

Festival Submissions: Shebeen Flick Submissions – 1st October 2018

International Co-Production Development Fund – 30th September 2018

BAI Canada-Ireland Co-development Incentive  – 28th September 2018

IMRO | RTÉ Scoring For Film Programme 28th September 2018

EWA Network Scriptwriter’s Residency 24th September

RTÉ | BAI Round 32  21st September 2018

Festival Submissions: Irish Screen America New York  Submissions Extended Deadline 14th September 2018

Festival Submissions: Irish Film Festival London Submissions 14th September 2018

Dublin Port Short Film Prize 13th September 2018

Annual Directors’ Finders Series Showcase 7th September 2018

Wexford Stories Short Film Funding 31st July 2018

Festival Submissions: Richard Harris International Film Festival Submissions 31st July 2018

Wicklow Screendance Laboratory 27th July 2018

Writing Mentorship Scheme 23rd July 2018

Film Mayo Creative Ireland Residency Award 18th July 2018

Festival Submissions: Spook Screen Submissions 30th June 2018

TV Programming Support Scheme 24th May 2018

Festival Submissions: Galway Film Fleadh Short Film Submissions 12th May 2018

Festival Submissions: Cork Film Festival  Feature Film Submissions 4th May 2018

Support for Development of Audiovisual Content – Single Project 2018 19th April 2018

Northern Ireland Screen’s Feature Doc Development 6th April 2018

EFP Producers on the Move 22nd March 2018

Student Media Production Awards Funding 20th March 2018

Youth Music Video Competition 28th February 2018

First Cut! Youth Film Festival Short Film Submissions 28th February 2018

IFTA Film & Drama Awards 15th February 2018

Arts Council Film Project Award  15th February 2018

Galway Film Centre & RTÉ Short Film Commission Scheme 14th February 2018

Hope: 1998 All Ireland Referendum Funding 9th February 2018

Creative Europe Slate Funding – Support for Development of Audiovisual Content 6th February 2018

Irish Film Board Screenplay Development 31st January 2018

 Irelands Young Filmmaker of the Year 2018  26th January

Bursary Information Day for Documentary Filmmakers 18th January 2018

Storyland Submissions15th December 2017

Junior Entertainment Talent Slate 14th December 2017

IMRO Music for Screen Seminar 6th Dec 2017 

Dublin Smartphone Film Festival 1st December 2017

Irish Film Festival, Boston 30th November, 2017

RTÉ ECommissioning – Irish Scripted Comedy 29th November 2017

Support for Development of Audiovisual Content – Single Project 2018 23th November 2017 

IFTA Awards 2018 Submissions Deadline for Film & Drama 17th November 2017

TV Programming Support Scheme 16th November 2017

Shebeen Flick 1st October 

Irish Filmmaker Competition27th August 2017

TV3 Spring 2018 31st July 2017

The One Minute Film Festival 30th June 2017

Cine4 Development Scheme 22nd June 2017

Wexford Documentary Film Festival 19th June 2017

Jameson First Shot 1st June 2017

Film 48 Hour Challenge 31st May 2017

TV Programming Scheme 30th May 2017

Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival 29th May 2017

GAZE International LGBT Film Festival 12th  May 2017

Arts and Disability Connect 4th May 2017

TV3 Single Documentary Call Out 2017 31st April 2017

TV3 Autumn 2017 30th April 2017

Support for Film Festivals 27th April 2017

Support for Content Development of a Single Project  20th April 2017

TV3 Studio Call Out 2017 22nd March 2017

The Short Film Festival of Ireland 17th March 2017

Sci-Fi Film Festival 15th March 2017

ilDÁNA 10th March 2017

Support for Film Education 2nd March 2017

First Cut! Youth Film Festival  28th February 

Young Animator Of The Year Awards 28th February 2017

RTÉ Factual 20th February 20 17

Support for Development – Slate Funding  2nd February 2017

Short Film Commission Scheme 31st January 2017

Close Up – Development Scheme for Actors 26th January 2017

RTÉ Young Peoples Animated Shorts Scheme 18th January 2017

Factual Entertainment Series for RTÉ2 16th January 2017

Eurimages Co-production  12th January 2017

Distribution – Selective Scheme  1st December 2016

Chicago Irish Film Festival 1st December 2016

Support for Film Festivals 24th November 2016 

TV Programming Scheme 24th November 2016 

Support for Content Development of a Single Project – 17th November 2016

Canada-Ireland Co-development Incentive 28th September 2016

Northern Ireland Screen Short Film Funding 23rd September 2016

Clones Film Festival Short Film Submissions 31st August 2016

Submissions for 10th Waterford Film Festival 26th August 2016

Distribution Selective Scheme 14th June 2016

Film on the Edge 10th June 2016

Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival 15th May

Directors’ Finders Series Showcase 29th April 2016

Support for Film Festivals   28th April 2016

Single Project Development  21st April 2016

Eurimages Co-Production 15th April, 2016

Pitching Forum for Co-Production Projects April 15th 2016

March on Film 31st March, 2016

Feel Good Lost Filmmakers Competition  29th February 2016

Frameworks 11th March 2016

Limerick Film Festival  4th March 2016

Co-Production Funds 25 February 2016

Jameson Gone in 60 Seconds 14th February 2016

March On Film 14th February 2016

First Cut! Youth Film Festival 12th February

Live Life National Film Competition 1st February

ASSET programme 30th January 2016

Access to Markets   28th January 2016

National Youth Media Awards 22nd January 2016

Fresh Film Festival 22nd January 2016

Young Directors Awards 2016 15th January 2016

Artists in Residence @ Centre Culturel Irlandais 11th January 2016

Jameson First Shot Film Competition 4th January 

Belfast Film Festival Short Film Competition 18th December

Animation Dingle December 4th 2015

Dingle International Film Festival 11th December 2015

Dublin Doc Fest 11th December 2015

EU Commission TV Programming Funding 3rd December, 2015 / May 26, 2016

Chicago Irish Film Festival 1st December 2015

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 20th November 2015

EU Commission Single Project Development Funding 19th November 2015 / 21st April 2016

Splanc! Irish language Arts Documentary Scheme 16th November 2015

Boston Irish Film Festival 15th November 2015

Feature Documentary Development 6th November 2015

Animation Dingle Early Deadline 6th November 2015

Celtic Media Festival  30th October 2015

Clones 48 Hour Short Film Challenge 5th October 2015

Ronan Phelan Euroconnection Pitching Award 2015 4 – 11 October 2015

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