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Update: Catalyst seminars

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There was a wonderful response to the call for applicants for the two upcoming Catalyst seminars (see original press release here), with over 500 applications received. IFB have begun to notify applicants by email and hope to have let both successful and unsuccessful candidates know by the end of the week.
Those who do have a place at the seminars — which will be held on November 30th and December 14th — will be asked to pay the €20 fee by credit or debit card by November 22nd. Full instructions will be included in our notification emails.

About the Irish Film Board’s Catalyst initiative

The IFB’s Catalyst funding and mentorship scheme offers three teams of emerging filmmakers the chance to produce a low-budget (€350,000) feature film. The teams will have access to key industry experts who will offer individual mentorship and guidance along the way.

To be eligible to apply for an award of funding, potential applicants must first complete two days of seminars which will give an overview of low-budget filmmaking. These seminars will take place on Saturday, November 30th, and Saturday, December 14th, 2013. Seminar attendees will then be given a three-month period to prepare a package and screenplay for consideration. Full details here.