The Arts Council has announced the deadline for the 2011 Reel Art scheme. Reel Art is designed to provide film artists with a unique opportunity to make highly creative, imaginative and experimental documentaries on an artistic theme. Operated in association with Filmbase and the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, Reel Art will support three films with grants of €70-€80,000 per project. Reel Art films will premiere at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in February 2013. The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, 16 September at 5pm.
The Arts Council’s purpose in offering the Reel Art scheme is to support film artists to make documentary art films that would not otherwise get made. A key aim of the scheme is to complement, rather than replicate, the documentary and other funding programmes offered by the Arts Council, broadcasters and funding agencies in Ireland. Reel Art projects should be conceived for theatrical exhibition at film festivals and in arthouse cinema settings. Only proposals for original, imaginative and aesthetically-driven treatments of arts subjects will be considered while proposals that offer visually engaging, creative and experimental approaches to their subject will be prioritised.
Updated guidelines for Reel Art 2011, together with application forms for the scheme are available for download from the website www.reelart.ie
For more information, please contact: Clare Creely, Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
Tel: 01 679 6716