Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has announced dlr First Frames Scheme will continue for 2023/24– supporting emerging filmmakers looking to develop ambitious and creative short films based in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. The County Council works closely with the Institute of Art, Design & Technology’s (IADT) National Film School on this programme.
dlr First Frames is fully funded by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s Arts Office and Economic Development Unit, and managed by IADT. Funding will be available through the scheme to support two short films with awards of up to €13,000 (VAT incl.) each; an additional award of €13,000 will be available to support a third short film in Irish. Mentoring support as well as additional equipment and facilities will be provided by the National Film School, IADT.
dlr First Frames welcomes a diversity of filmmaking styles, themes and creative approaches. The principal requirements are good stories, and a passionate vision for filmmaking. The goal is to open the door to new and emerging Irish film talents. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s purpose in promoting this opportunity is to support emerging filmmakers to make vibrant and compelling films and to increase awareness of the variety and flexibility of locations available in the region.
The application closing date is Friday 8th September 2023 at 17.00.
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