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Arts Council Film Project Award

March 1, 2023
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The Arts Council Film Project Award is now open for applications.

There are two strands to this award and each has a specific purpose.

Strand 1: Research and Development The purpose of this strand is to offer applicants an opportunity to research and develop ideas that could be developed into Strand 2 Production projects – i.e. they should be ideas for creatively ambitious and artistically authored film work of an experimental nature for exhibition in cinema, in the first instance. Ideas for projects developed under Strand 1 are eligible to apply for Strand 2 funding in a subsequent year.

Strand 2: Production The purpose of this strand is to support the making of creatively ambitious and artistically authored film work of an experimental nature that would be unlikely to receive support from other funding sources. The work should be filmic and be made with a view to engaging and challenging audiences. It should be made for public exhibition in cinema settings in the first instance, though secondary exhibition in other contexts and on digital platforms may follow. This specifically excludes conventional/mainstream film-making or film made for gallery contexts, in the first instance.

Potential proposals could be those that:

 Are experimental in form or content

 Are non-narrative in structure

 Involve the creative use of new technologies.

 

Apply now

The Closing date is 7:30, Thursday 23 March 2023

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