Short Film Funding

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue, Director Michael Lavelle

Filmbase/RTE Short Film Funding
The Filmbase/RTE Short Film Awards are the longest running short film scheme in the country and seek to give new and emerging filmmakers an opportunity to produce creative fiction projects. Applications are invited twice per year (in March and September) and are open to filmmakers at all levels.

Filmbase/TG4 Lasair Short Film Funding
In addition, Filmbase runs the Lasair, Irish language short filmmaking scheme in association with TG4. Past successes from this scheme include Yu Ming Is Anam Dom, winner of over 40 international festival awards.

Filmbase/Temple Bar Cultural Trust Made in Temple Bar Fund
Filmbase are currently running the Made in Temple Bar film competition and have funded 4 teams of filmmakers to produce short 3 minute films for online distribution, made in association with Temple Bar Cultural Trust. Films will be posted online later this summer.

RTE Dance on the Box
Filmbase have administered three rounds of the RTE Dance on the Box scheme on behalf of RTE and the Arts Council.

Dance on the Box

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