Tuesday 6 March 2007


Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, FÁS Screen Training Ireland, Filmbase, The Broadcasting Commission of Ireland, TV3 and the Arts Council have created a new mentoring scheme, called catalystproject.

catalystproject is targeted at screenwriters, producers and directors who want to produce a very low budget feature film.

To be eligible to apply for the award potential applicants must complete Seminars with industry professionals, including screenings, immersing the screenwriters, directors and producers in the world of low budget production. Only those who take part in the Seminars will have the opportunity to apply for the Awards.

Participants will then have the opportunity to apply for a dedicated award to produce their script. This award will allow three filmmaking teams to produce a feature film with custom designed mentorship for the producer/director/scriptwriter teams.

Participants will be given a three month period after the seminars to apply the skills they have learnt to develop their script, in advance of the application deadline for the award.
The deadline for applications for the Seminar Series is Friday March 30th, and it costs €100 per person.

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