The Short Film Bursary Award aims to foster talent, creativity and activity in filmmaking in County Laois. A grant of €10,000 will be awarded to a filmmaker towards the cost of production of a short drama or documentary film of 10-12 mins duration to be shot in Laois in 2022.
This is the second year of the Bursary Award and was created from recommendations within a scoping report (supported by Creative Ireland) on the establishment of a Film Office in Co Laois.
Championing homegrown talent is an agreed measure to develop capacity and supports for Laois filmmakers and in opening our doors to filmmaking in Laois.
We are looking for original, entertaining stories by talented filmmakers who, if selected, must set and shoot their project in County Laois. One of the core creative team (Writer/Director/Producer) must be from or living in the county.
-A copy of the full script (without the writers name)
A fully completed Application Form to include the following:
-A synopsis of the project (500 words max.) including a general plot outline
-A project plan in terms of general shoot requirements
-Insights with regard to the script from the Director and the Producer
-A Financial Projection including all costs including the potential bursary award
-A list of url links to previous work and your role in these projects
-Confirmation that you have full legal access to the script you are submitting