Funding Opportunities August/September

Signatures Scheme

This short film scheme is run by the IFB for short films of 8-10 minutes with a max budget of €65,000. Since this is a high budget (for a short) only apply if you have a producer attached who has produced either a film board film or a successful short film previously.

http://www.irishfilmboard.ie/funding_programmes/Signatures/73

 

NI Screen/Ulster Scots

For those of you working on broadcast projects, a fund you may not have considered is the Ulster Scots broadcast fund. Next deadline is the end of September and guidelines are available through the following link:

http://northernirelandscreen.co.uk/sections/97/funding.aspxArts Council

 

NI Screen/Europe

If you have a short script with potential for a European coproduction, here is a scheme that might be of interest, the European Short Pitch 2013.

http://northernirelandscreen.co.uk/news/3018/european-short-pitch-2013-call-for-projects.aspx

 

Arts Council

The Arts Council is offering financial assistance up to €25,000 to those looking to create a literary journal or publication, full details below:

http://www.artscouncil.ie/en/view_fund.aspx?fid=5e93da6a-9745-4340-bfb4-81a8f3ff11b6

 

Under 21s

If you have a short gathering dust on the shelf, why not send it to First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2012. The deadline is September 14th and max length is 15 minutes. No Fee.

Send DVDs to First Cut! Youth Film Festival, c/o Cork Film Centre, Civic Trust House, 50 Pope’s Quay, Cork, Ireland

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About lisamcnamee

Filmmaker and Writer. I spend most of my time sorting out the vast paperwork involved in the filmmaking process. I thought that a guide, specific to the Irish situation, might be helpful for those staring into the abyss that is funding and production paperwork. Here I will post tips for getting your film funded, sold, and details of any new sources of finance I come upon. Obligatory disclaimer: I'm a producer, not a lawyer so use common sense and check anything you take from this with your own representation before using.
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