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IFB Funding Applications Now Accepted Online


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Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) is delighted to announce that the agency is now accepting applications for development, production and distribution funding loans online.
Applicants wishing to apply for funding must register on the IFB website, create a personal login and proceed through the new application process online.

There are a number of changes to the application process, so it is advisable that applicants acquaint themselves with the new online application process, allowing enough time to complete the full application prior to the IFB funding deadlines.

It is important to note that additional information and materials are now requested for all Production Funding schemes including:

Analysis of the project under IFB’s criteria of making cinema, originality and additionality
Details of the co-producer, co-production deal and any reciprocal relationships in place
Details on the target audience for the project and how comparable titles have performed in the international and domestic marketplace
Details on the proposed Irish and international festival strategy for the project

First Stage Documentary production funding has now been replaced with a Documentary Development Loan.

It is advised that all applicants read the How to Apply Guidelines before making an application.

Upcoming funding deadlines are:

IFB Development Funding Applications: Friday November 29th 2013
IFB Production Funding Applications: January 10th 2014