The closing date for both opportunities: 30 June
As part of a new partnership Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon County Councils have come together with filmmakers from the three counties with a view to enabling the film sector here to grow and develop. Each of the three local authorities involved in this project recognise the value of film as an artform and the contribution that film can make to the region – socially, culturally and economically. In adopting a regional approach, they recognise that they can achieve a lot more by harnessing the capacity, resources and energy of agencies and practitioners of all three counties.
As part of that, for 2018, the councils have introduced two new bursary programmes for filmmakers based in Sligo, Leitrim or Roscommon – A Film Collaboration Bursary for collaboration between a writer and filmmaker and a Film Completion Award for film projects already underway.
- Film Collaboration Bursary
As one of the principal aims of the project is to support the professional development of those working in the sector and to support the development of new work, this new bursary for a filmmaker and writer to collaborate in the development of a new project. The purpose of this is to encourage practitioners to work together and learn from each other and to seed the development of new ideas that may be made into films in the future. Concepts for film projects in any context or genre will be accepted.
- Film Completion Award
This new award is for an individual filmmaker or film company to apply for funding to complete a project already commenced. The purpose of this is to support the careers of ambitious filmmakers, particularly emerging filmmakers and to support work with a strong cultural or progressive impact and filmmaking that takes risks on talent, form and content, where the more commercial sector cannot.
For more information and application details: leitrimcoco.ie/Community-Culture.html