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Signatures Short Film Scheme Announced

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New Deadline

The deadline for the Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board’s (IFB) flagship short film scheme Signatures has been announced. Applications will be accepted until 1pm Wednesday August 20th 2014.

Signatures is a short film scheme for the making of live-action, fiction films that act as a proving-ground for Irish creative talents which aims to encourage strong, original storytelling, visual flair, and production values appropriate to the big screen.

Previous Signatures short films included Foxes which was officially selected for SXSW and Tribeca film festivals in 2012 and the Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival earlier this year and Pentecost which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012.

The scheme is an opportunity for producers, directors and writers to work in a professional environment that will allow them to further their experience.

When preparing your submission applicants should carefully consider the production timeframe. Producers will have a short window from January to April in which to bring the projects to rough cut stage and delivery must then be completed by the end of May 2015.

We actively encourage submissions in Irish as films for this scheme can be produced in either the English or Irish language.

Applications must now be made using our online application system.

For more information and to make an application visit the Funding Programmes section of the website.