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FilmOffaly/Filmbase 2015 Short Film Award

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Film News, Funding, Funding, News | 0 comments

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Application Open

FilmOffaly & Filmbase are pleased to announce the launch of our 2015 Short Film Award. This funding initiative aims to foster creative and resourceful filmmaking 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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Financing a Transmedia Project

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Distribution, Filmbase News, Funding, News, Producing, Resources | 0 comments

Collider transmediaOn the 15th Feburary 2014 Filmbase, in association with beActive International, presented a filmmaking masterclass in how to finance a transmedia project, using their new release Collider as a case study. The event featured Emmy-nominated producer Triona Campbell, director Jason Butler and comic book artist Gareth Rowan, along with representatives from the UCD House of Science and MEDIA Desk Ireland.

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Section 481 Explained

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Funding, Producing, Resources | 0 comments

ElliotGrove_headerWe’d like to tell you in 10 easy steps how you can make a wise investment, support Ireland’s film industry and bring much needed revenue into the country. But Section 481, whilst clever and useful, is not terribly easy to explain. Gordon Gaffney does his best.

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Breaking (Down) the Budget

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Funding, Producing, Resources | 0 comments

Resources_Prod_132 - Budget (memoria)Low-budget can mean anything from a few hundred grand to small change and some pocket-lint. But no matter the size of your lump sum, what’s the smartest way to spend your money in low-budget filmmaking? Conor McMahon talks to directors Brian O’Toole, Paul Ward, Eoin Macken and himself…

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Advice from Indie Producers – Ted Hope and Christine Vachon

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Funding, Producing, Resources | 0 comments

Resources_Prod_138 - 21 gramsSometimes European filmmakers can be overly focused on government subsidies to finance their films. Their first port of call is the ‘soft money’, particularly the national film body. But in the United States, Indie film producers have to do things quite differently. Yet, even without the luxury of an Irish Film Board, they manage to produce quality films that are successful.

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