Shorts to Features 2019-20
Duration of Scheme
Development process from June 2019 to March 2020 and eventual production process for 1 selected project after initial development period. There is the possibility of transport bursaries for participation on the development scheme if required.
Applicants must apply with the current draft of their feature film project and one-page outline for a proof of concept short which is tonally aligned to the feature film project. The feature project submitted must have previously received development funding from Northern Ireland Screen.
Who can apply?
Emerging talent (writer, writer/director and producer teams) with at least three previous short film credits in chosen grade. Both funded and independently made projects will be considered at application stage.
Deadline for receipt of applications: 5pm Friday 5th July 2019.
Please fill out and return the application form by post to Northern Ireland Screen 21 Alfred Street Belfast BT2 8ED. Please return the monitoring form for the attention of The Monitoring Officer. Please attach CVs for the creative team. Vimeo links to at least three previously completed short films. Both funded and independently made projects will be considered at application stage.
Northern Ireland Screen and the BFI are committed to ensuring that we consult with active practitioners within the disabled filmmaking community about current and future projects where there is a portrayal of disability and also in respect of industry access. We want to see films that are authentically and mindfully cast with disabled actors and also see more non-specific casting, creating roles and visibility for disabled actors which do not reference disability as part of the theme or narrative.
In support of this and to avoid reinforcing negative stereotypes, we will no longer support work gratuitously featuring facially scarred villains. Supporting equal pay for disabled actors and filmmakers means that Northern Ireland Screen will now consider applications that include project costs related to access requirements for disabled practitioners and will have the ability to provide funding for such elements in addition to a scheme’s normal funding cap.
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