|Closing date ||17:30, Thursday 30 September 2021|
|Applicant type||Individual Artist|
|Collaborative application possible?||Yes|
|Telephone||(01) 618 - 0200|
The purpose of Authored Works is to provide film artists with the creative and editorial freedom to make a feature-length authored cultural film work from a strong artistic point of view. Films must be artist-led.
One film will be supported in 2021. A total fund of €200,000 will be made available to the successful applicant. This includes a production budget of €185,000 and further exhibition support of €15,000, which will be made available following completion of the film and on submission of an exhibition strategy to be approved by the Arts Council. Only films that can be made within this budget will be considered. The film must be completed to premiere at the Irish Film Institute, our exhibition partner, at an agreed date in 2023.
Applicants will be notified in November or December 2021 if they have been shortlisted. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview before year end 2021.
Successful projects will be required to provide at least one Digital Cinema Print (DCP) for deposit in the IFI Archive as part of Authored Works' delivery requirements. This should be provided for within the budget of the application.
How do I apply for this?
- Download and read the guidelines available at the top right-hand corner of this page.
- Check if there is any mandatory supporting material that must accompany your application. We may provide a template for the supporting material. If so, you can download it from the supporting materials section at the top right-hand corner of this page.
- All applications must be made through the online services website. You will be able to upload a wide range of support materials in electronic format along with your application form.
- You must be registered with the online services website to make an application. If you are not already registered, we recommend you register for online services as far in advance of the deadline as possible, as it may take five days for your online services registration to be processed.
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