Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board received 96 applications for their AFTER ’16 short film initiative, their designated short film scheme to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

The AFTER ‘16 initiative is the IFB’s cultural contribution to the 1916 Rising centenary commemorations and will fund up to 8 short films to commemorate, celebrate and ruminate on 1916 and how the events of Easter Monday and beyond forged the landscape of the following century, inviting filmmakers to give their response to 1916 and the hundred years since. The remit of AFTER ‘16 is to find stories, both fact and fiction, which illuminate, surprise and even provoke on the wide subject of 1916 and what is has left in its wake.

The 96 applications show the great interest and enthusiasm of filmmakers in the subject of the 1916 Rising, with the topic of women a particular area of interest amongst filmmakers.

Nominations could be contemporary or period, live action or animation with projects in both the English and Irish languages accepted. Once selected from the nominations the projected should be ready to screen from January 2016.

More details on the IFB’s AFTER ‚Äô16 initiative can be seen¬†here.

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