Short Shots

#Industry: Short Film Funding Information Session and deadline approaches for Short Shots Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Award

Filmbase’s next #GetIntoFilm information evening will take place at Filmbase on Monday 13th February on short film funding opportunities for filmmakers in Ireland.

Filmbase is hosting an information evening on funding opportunities for short filmmakers in Ireland. There are a significant number of short film schemes and funds available to filmmakers in Ireland in 2017 supporting a range of live action, animation, documentary and experimental film projects.

These opportunities include those from Filmbase, broadcasters, Film Commissions and regional Arts Offices, the Arts Council and the Irish Film Board. The information session will be an opportunity to outline the aims and objectives of funds which are available this year and to highlight the key requirements of each one.

Panelists will include representatives from Filmbase, Film Offaly, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Co. Council, Kildare Arts Office, the Arts Council and the Irish Film Board. Other funds will also be covered in the session.

The Information session takes place at Filmbase on Monday 13th February from 19:00 – 20:30. Places are limited and must be reserved in advance. Filmmakers can register their interest in attending by emailing

Filmmakers are reminded that the deadline for application to Shot Shots Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Award is 5pm Thursday 16th February 2017.

This unique scheme doesn’t just fund films, it offers the next generation of filmmakers a programme of development and production support.

Championing Ireland’s diverse and dynamic emerging filmmakers, we offer development support for shortlisted projects, as well as production and distribution support to the eventual greenlit films. People with good ideas should be encouraged to apply regardless of their creative backgrounds. A wide net will be cast to find new writers, producers and directors with a clear sense of visual storytelling and an original voice.

The purpose of Short Shots is to stimulate a truly independent and unique approach to creative filmmaking. Through this scheme, Filmbase and RTÉ are looking for ambitious films and authentic stories that will excite and resonate with audiences.

The culmination of the programme will be the opportunity of producing a short film with a production budget of €10,000 in a stimulative and supportive environment.

For more information and link to the online application form check out

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