Do you have a great script that needs to be made? Do you want to take your first major step on a professional filmmaking career? Then make sure to apply for the Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film award scheme 2013!
Filmbase and RTÉ have announced the deadline for the latest round of the Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Awards and are seeking the next generation of Irish filmmakers to apply. This award scheme is a fantastic opportunity for new and emerging filmmakers to get their films made with funding and industry support. Filmbase and RTÉ will support four short film projects with funding and facilities worth up to €20,000 each in 2013. The next deadline for the award is 5pm on Tuesday 2nd April 2013; up to two awards will be made in this round.
Short films have long been the proving ground for many professional filmmakers. To date the Filmbase/RTE Short Film Award scheme has funded over 100 short films. Filmmakers who have received early career support from the scheme have included directors Kirsten Sheridan (August Rush, Dollhouse), John Moore (Max Payne, A Good Day to Die Hard) and Ian Power (The Runway) and producers John Wallace (Rewind, Dollhouse) and Martina Niland (Once, Grabbers).
Competition for short film funding in Ireland is intense and the Filmbase/RTÉ scheme is one of the few opportunities open to new filmmakers. The emphasis in the Filmbase/RTÉ scheme is on the quality of the creative ideas therefore the initial application only requires entrants to submit a script; production notes are not required until the interview stage.
Anyone interested in applying should check out the Filmbase website at www.filmbase.ie/awards for details on the award. Make sure to read all of the guidelines thoroughly before applying, even if you have applied for the scheme before as updates/changes are made between rounds. There are also additional resources available from the Filmbase website including notes from readers, a case study of a Filmbase/RTE funded short and more.
For more details contact Filmbase Marketing & Development Manager Clare Creely on 01 881 5102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Award Scheme
Deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 2nd April 2013
Filmbase is a not-for-profit resource centre for emerging and established filmmakers supported by the Arts Council.