About Filmbase

Filmbase is a not-for-profit resource organisation for new and emerging filmmakers in Ireland. Based in the landmark Curved Street building in the heart of Dublin’s Temple Bar, Filmbase has been supporting Irish filmmakers since 1986.

Filmbase provides funding for short film and documentary production, production and post production equipment and facilities, training courses, casting and rehearsal spaces, networking events, masterclasses along with general support and advice.

Filmmakers who received early career support from Filmbase include John Moore (Flight of the Phoenix, Max Payne, Omen 666), Kirsten Sheridan (Disco Pigs, In America, August Rush), Martina Niland (Once,Pavee Lackeen, The Honeymooners), Daniel O’Hara (George Gently, Skins), Ian Power (The Runway), Shimmy Marcus (Headrush, Soul Boy) and many many others.

Filmbase also publishes Film Ireland magazine, Ireland’s only dedicated film magazine.

Film Ireland Magazine



Filmbase Building Dublin

Filmbase occupies the landmark Curved Street building in the heart of Dublin’s Temple Bar. Other occupants of the building include the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland and the Writers Guild of Ireland. The building is adjacent to the Irish Film Institute, Creative Europe Ireland Desk , accessCinemas, and close to the Dublin headquarters of the Irish Film Board, placing Filmbase in the centre of a network of national film institutions.

Filmbase is a founding partner of the Screen Talent Europe network for film resource centres and workshops across Europe.



Filmbase is supported by  Arts Council
Filmbase acknowledges the funding support of RTE and TG4 for short film productions  RTE  TG4
Filmbase is an Apple and Adobe Authorised Training Centre  Adobe Authorised Apple Authorised

Catalyst Project: Digital Feature Film Production Scheme

Filmbase was one of the partners in the groundbreaking Catalyst Project initiative, run in association with the Irish Film Board, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, TV3, FAS Screen Training Ireland and the Arts Council. The scheme was uniquely designed to provide training for emerging filmmakers to develop feature film projects suitable for low-budget production.

In addition to the training modules, the scheme provided funding of €275,000 to each of three selected projects from first time feature film makers. All three films have received a theatrical release in Ireland, have played major festivals internationally and have all won awards at home and abroad.

The three films funded under the first round of the scheme were:

Eamon (Writer/Director Margaret Corkery, Producer Seamus Byrne)
IFTA nomination Margaret Corkery, Rising Star

One Hundred Mornings (Writer/Director Conor Horgan, Producer Katie Holly)
IFTA Winner, Suzie Lavelle, Best Cinematography; Zebbie Award Conor Horgan, Best Feature Film Script

Rewind (Writer/Director PJ Dillon, Producers Alex Jones, John Wallace)
IFTA Winner, Amy Huberman, Best Actress