Tuesday 19 May 2009

Young Wicklow Filmmakers Bursary

IFTN reports that Wicklow County Council has launched its 2009 Bursary Awards for Young Wicklow Filmmakers.

The awards for film makers, aged between 18 and 25 years, will be presented to the applicants who are deemed "Best Short Filmmaker" across two age categories.

This initiative, which was started in 2007, alongside Wicked Young Filmmakers Festival will award a total of €2,750 will be awarded in the following categories:

Category One – Best short for age category 22 – 25 years - €1,000
Best runner up in age category 22 – 25 years - €500

Category Two – Best short for age category 18 – 21 years - €750
Best runner up in age category 18 – 21 years - €500

The successful applicants will be selected by a panel of judges including film practitioners and representatives of Wicklow County Arts Office and County Wicklow Film Commission.

A selection of successful shorts will be screened in the Greystones Theatre at the Wicked Young Filmmakers Festival (August) and awards will be announced and presented at this event.

Closing date for receipt of completed application form is 5.00pm on Friday 26th June 2009. Details from Wicklow County Arts Office at 0404 20155 or wao@wicklowcoco.ie

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