Cinema digitisation scheme
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The Irish Film Board
External agency web address:
618 02 62
The Cultural Cinema Consortium, a strategic partnership between the Arts Council and Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board (IFB), is launching a new scheme to provide capital funding grants towards the cost of purchasing and installing digital projection equipment.
The purpose of the scheme is to ensure that audiences have access to a range and choice of cinema programming that is more diverse than the mainstream and that Irish cinema operators, offering such programming, have an opportunity to install digital projection equipment at a cost that is compatible with their turnover and operating costs.
Capital grants towards the cost of purchasing and installing digital projection equipment will be made available to full-time cinema operators who can demonstrate that they currently provide a clear majority of diverse programming on a year-round basis. The scheme will offer grants to cover 85% of installation costs for up to ten cinema screens, subject to a maximum contribution of €75,000 per screen.
The deadline for receipt of applications for the Cinema Digitisation scheme is 17:00 on Friday, 24 October. Further details on the scheme are available on the Irish Film Board website: www.irishfilmboard.ie.
Please click on the following link to download a copy of the application form and guidance notes: