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FilmOffaly and FilmBase announce 2016 Short Film Award

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FilmOffaly, Offaly’s Film Commission in association with Filmbase

FilmOffaly, Offaly’s Film Commission in association with Filmbase is pleased to announce the FilmOffaly Short Film Award 2016. The award of €8,000 aims to foster creative, resourceful filmmaking in the county. Up and running since 2008, FilmOffaly are looking for unique, original stories by talented new filmmakers, professional and novice alike. The only stipulation is that the filming must take place in Offaly!

Last year’s winning script “Caper” by David Olof Svedberg was shot last December in Tullamore town, with a cast including Brian Fortune, best known for starring in global phenomenon Game of Thrones. Chosen from over 129 scripts submitted, each year sees application numbers and enthusiasm grow. One of the most recent productions in Offaly include RTE’s new drama Quinn & O’Grady which is currently on the RTE Player.
The winning applicant will receive €8,000 towards the cost of their production, a local premiere, one year’s Filmbase membership for the writer, producer and director of the winning film. Also included in the bursary is a 50% discount on production equipment and/or editing facilities from Filmbase for the project and Filmbase’s Production Insurance to cover the shoot.
Offaly County Council’s Arts Officer Sinead O’Reilly illustrates “We’ve seen a noticeable increase in film activity in Offaly in recent years. The county has a distinctive and diverse landscape, a network of resources and importantly an enthusiasm for welcoming filmmakers and getting involved.”
All entries must be received by 3pm on Friday 4th March 2016
FilmOffaly is Offaly County Council’s Film Commission, for further information and application forms please see http://www.filmoffaly.ie/#!filmoffaly-filmbase-short-film-award-201/c16ti or email filmoffaly@offalycoco.ie and (057) 9357400. The Arts Office welcomes queries and reminds potential applicants to read the guidelines carefully before applying.