Industry: Irish Film Board announces AFTER ’16 short film scheme

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) has announced AFTER ’16 a once-off initiative to fund up to 8 short films commemorating, celebrating and ruminating on 1916 and how the events of Easter Sunday and beyond forged the landscape of the following century.

The IFB would like to invite filmmakers to give their response to 1916 and the hundred years since. They are looking for 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.

These stories can be contemporary or period, live action or animation and they welcome projects in both English and Irish language.

Applications from established film-makers as well as newer talent will be welcomed.

The stories should be ambitious and imaginative with the ability to appeal to both local and international audiences.

The films must be ready for delivery no later than January 2016.

Funding Available:

Up to €70k each for up to four fiction films between 8 and 12 minutes in length.*

Up to €40k each for up to four documentary films between 8 and 12 minutes in length.*

To read the guidelines and make an application please visit the Funding Programmes section of the Irish Film Board website.

Applications can be made online using the ‘Make an Application‘ button from Friday 6th February.

Please note that the Gearrscannáin, Reality Bites and Signatures schemes will be on hiatus for 2015.

*for films using archive material, full clearances in all media in perpetuity must be costed and included at application stage