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Applications open for the Puttnam Scholarship Programme



Date Posted: June 26, 2020

Future Screens NI, Northern Ireland Screen and Screen Ireland have teamed up with Atticus Education to offer four Northern Ireland resident writers, directors and producers the opportunity to attend 6 online masterclasses with Lord David Puttnam Oscar-winning producer of Chariots of Fire, The Mission, The Killing Fields and Midnight Express, former Digital Champion and entrepreneur within the creative industries.

The masterclasses will be fully interactive and a full engagement by each participant is an essential feature of the programme.  On completion of the entire programme each individual will receive a scholarship from Atticus Education to the value of €1.5k.

Those participating in the masterclasses will enhance their understanding of the creative process, and the cultural context within which the screen industries operate.

To be eligible to apply candidates MUST fulfil the following criteria:

Be a writer, director, or producer that has either:

made their first feature (fiction or documentary) or television drama with funding from a broadcaster, distributor, financier, or screen agency in the past three years.

Or

is about to make their first feature (fiction or documentary) or television drama and has that feature (fiction or documentary) or television drama project in active funded development with a broadcaster, distributor, financier, or screen agency.

Applications from graduates of post-graduate screen industry affiliated courses or from people from backgrounds that are currently under-represented in the screen sectors, who fulfil the above criteria, are particularly welcome.

For further information and details of how to apply please visit the Future Screens NI website.

The deadline for applications at 12pm on Thursday 9th of July

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