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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.

DLR First Frames: Story & Application Clinic Dates

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Current Schemes, Film News, Funding, News | 0 comments

DLR First Frames: Story & Application Clinic Dates

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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.

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Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Current Schemes, Film News, Filmbase News, Funding, News, Opportunities | 0 comments


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5PM THURSDAY 6th April 2017

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Arts and Disability Connect (ADC)

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Current Schemes, Events, News, Opportunities | 0 comments

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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.

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Call For: Writer in Residence June 2017 – May 2018

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Current Schemes, Events, Funding, News, Opportunities | 0 comments


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.

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Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Current Schemes, Events, Film News, Filmbase News, Funding, News, Opportunities, Short Film Funding | 0 comments

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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.

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Deadline Extended to March 1st.

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Events, Funding, News, Opportunities | 0 comments

National Youth Media Awards competition The competition is primarily aimed at secondary schools, colleges and youth clubs nationwide and is supported by the Department of Health, the HSE, the Ana Liffey Drug Project, Healthy Ireland,The Union of Students in Ireland, The Irish Second Level Student Union and the website. is Ireland’s National Drug and Alcohol Information and Support Website.The site has in excess of 120,000 unique Irish visitors each year and over 500,000 international visitors. This annual drugs education competition aims to help students explore and understand various issues relating to drug and alcohol use in Irish society. To enter, students are asked to research topics or share their personal experiences and create either: a short video, an audio podcast, a news article; or a poster on one of the following themes: (a) Why do some young people use drugs? (b) What impact does alcohol have on relationships? The age categories for entering are: 12-14; 15-17; 18-21; 22-25. By getting involved, students can explore the issue of drugs and alcohol from a constructionist learning experience. This can have a more meaningful impact on their own understanding of the issues – as this type of learning experience is effective when people are also active in making tangible objects in the real world. In turn, schools can take a proactive and innovative approach to raising awareness and understanding of the issues; issues that affect the lives of many young people in Ireland. On this basis, we are asking all schools to encourage students to enter – as individual entrants – or as a group project. Winners from the four age categories will receive an iPad mini and the overall winner will receive a prize of €2,000. Winners will also have their work published on The competition coincides with existing modules delivered through the S.P.H.E curriculum. The competition also allows a unique opportunity for the topic of drugs and alcohol to be explored in Art, English and Media class. Video, audio, article and poster entries created by young people as part of the competition are available on the site.These are useful resources which can be used to raise awareness among students in schools. have collaborated with the 2017 Audi Dublin International Film Festival to present a number of entries from the ‘Let’s Talk About Drugs’ National Youth Media Awards Competition Short Video Category. are encouraging young people to enter the competition for the possibility of having their work featured as part of the festival which takes place mid-February. The competition has also collaborated with The Irish Times Student Hub ( As a result winning entries will be considered for publication on Irish Times Student Hub (and future 2nd level hub) subject to editorial approval. You will find full competition details, information for teachers, recommended research sites and examples of previous winners at...

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