Thursday 21 May 2009

Signatures & Reality Bites

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) is looking for entries for its short film scheme SIGNATURES (deadline Friday, July 17th) and the short documentary scheme REALITY BITES (deadline Friday, August 7th).

SIGNATURES is a short film scheme for the making of live-action, fiction films that act as a proving-ground for Irish creative talents which aims to encourage strong, original storytelling, visual flair, and production values appropriate to the big screen.

The scheme is an opportunity for producers, directors and writers to work in a professional environment that will allow them to further their experience.

REALITY BITES aims to encourage experimentation and a fresh approach to short non-fiction filmmaking. We are looking for something new in the use of the documentary form, whether the projects are journalistic or creative, observational or aesthetic, objective or personal.

The IFB actively encourages submissions in Irish as films for either scheme can be produced in either the English or Irish language. The successful short films will premiere at the Corona Cork Film Festival next year.

For more information on making an application, and to download an application form, visit the Funding Programmes section of the website.

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