#Industry: New filmmakers network established to service Ireland’s North-East region

Are you a filmmaker based in the North East? If so, the North East Filmmakers Network is a new non-profit body that has been established to promote filmmaking in the North East region of Ireland by offering support, training, equipment hire and a yearly competitive funding award to filmmakers in the area.

The network will cover the counties of Louth, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan, Armagh & Down and its main objectives are:

  • To provide networking and training opportunities for filmmakers in the region;
  • To organize guest speakers and/or masterclasses for filmmakers in the region;
  • To act as a direct link between the local and national arts networks and bodies for filmmakers in the region;
  • To promote and support film projects by both filmmakers working and living in the region and by outside filmmakers wishing to film in the region;
  • To hire out filmmaking equipment at an achievable cost to filmmakers working in the region;
  • To host and fund a yearly film award competition with a theme directly related to the region that acknowledges its geographical situation.

The North East Filmmakers Network is hosting an open evening on Wed 8th June from 6.30pm-7.30pm in Creative Spark, Clontygora Court, Dundalk and invite all those working in film (or wishing to work in film) in the area to attend.

If you can’t attend the open evening, but would like to keep up to date with the network, send an email to northeastfilmmakersnetwork@gmail.com with your name, address, email and some information about your work (e.g., link to showreel) and you will be added to the database.

The network can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.