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Short to Feature Factual scheme



Date Posted: August 1, 2016

An initiative which provides an opportunity for emerging creative teams to create a short factual film which is tonally and thematically aligned with their factual feature film ambitions.

Applicants must submit two factual short film ideas which will be developed through a series of development sessions with the Short Film Executive. All applicants must also submit a treatment for a factual feature film.

At the end of the development period Northern Ireland Screen will select up to three to go into production with a budgets of up to £20,000.

The development work will take place between September 2016 and January 2017.

A team is eligible to apply if they can collectively answer YES to these two statements:

  1. The nominated director has directed two or more factual short films financed by public film funds or national broadcasters.
  2. The producer has produced at least three factual short films financed by public film funds or national broadcasters.

Parties that fulfil the above criteria should contact Northern Ireland Screen’s Short Film Executive, Christine Morrow, to discuss their projects.

Evidence of how you fulfil the criteria will be required.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 1700 hrs Friday 19 August, 2016

Shorts to Features is a joint initiative between Northern Ireland Screen and the BFI Net.Work.

For more information on how to apply, click here.

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