One of Filmbase’s key roles is to offer filmmakers and film artists access to funding for drama, documentary, animation and experimental works for distribution through traditional means (television, theatrical release) and new media. Filmbase offers a number of funding schemes for short films in the English and Irish languages with broadcasters RTE and TG4. Filmbase also partners with a range of other funding bodies and organisations, including the Arts Council, to provide access to feature funding schemes suitable for drama, documentary, animation and experimental works.
For a list of the current funding opportunities available through Filmbase please see below. Filmbase strives to deliver new opportunities for filmmakers and film artists and actively seeks out new partnerships to help make this happen.
DEADLINE SHORT SHOTS 2017 PHASE 3 APPLICATION:
5PM THURSDAY 4th May 2017
Story Clinics are workshop for filmmakers wishing to take in the dlr First Frames scheme.
Story Clinic will review and elaborate on the fundamentals of good storytelling in the short film format.
DEADLINE SHORT SHOTS 2017 PHASE 2 APPLICATION:
5PM THURSDAY 6th April 2017
A scheme open to artists with disabilities working in any artform.
This scheme is designed to support artists with disabilities to make new and ambitious work.
Closing Date: 13th of April at 12 noon
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council invites applications for a writer in residence for the period June 2017 to May 2018. This writer in residence is managed by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office and is grant-aided by the Arts Council.
FilmOffaly/Filmbase Short Film Award 2017
(Postal applications only – if posting from Ireland it should be post marked on or before Thursday 2nd March)
This funding initiative aims to foster creative and resourceful film-making in Co. Offaly. We are looking for original, entertaining stories by talented filmmakers, who – if selected – must set and shoot their project in the county.