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Reality Bites Short Documentary Scheme

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Deadline: 1pm 1st July 2014

Applications are now open for Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board’s Reality Bites short documentary scheme. The next application deadline is 1pm on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014.

Those wishing to apply should first read the updated guidelines here (as Gaeilge anseo). Please be aware that all applications should now be submitted through the IFB’s online application system.

Reality Bites aims to encourage experimentation and the realisation of fresh approaches to non-fiction filmmaking. Projects selected for support may be journalistic or creative, observational or aesthetic, objective or personal, but they will all contain something new in their use of the documentary form. Short sketches of subjects being considered for longer-form treatment may also be appropriate to this scheme.

Previous films funded under the Reality Bites scheme include The Last Days of Peter Bergmann, which went on to screen at Sundance, and Bye Bye Now, winner of the audience award for best Irish short at the Cork Film Festival.