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Call for New Shorts Focus applications – deadline extension



Date Posted: May 11, 2020

New Shorts Focus is open to entry level writers and writer/director applicants resident in Northern Ireland, particularly those from groups that are underrepresented within the film and television industry, including:

  • Females
  • Females 30+
  • Disabled applicants
  • Black and minority ethnic (BME)
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual and Transgender

Applicants must:

  • Be from an under represented group as indicated above.
  • Be a resident in Northern Ireland.
  • Supply an online link to a film you previously directed if you want to direct your short.

6 projects will be chosen to go through a development process which will be led by a script consultant. Up to 3 projects will be selected to move into production after the initial development period.

Based on 3 projects going into production, the final films should be deliverable on a budget of £11,500 including in-kind contribution of £1,500. The in-kind contribution is supplied by the attached production company.

A Production company will be attached to each of the selected projects. That company will make the funding application. A production company is attached once the final projects are selected. Northern Ireland Screen can assist with the attachment of a production company if required.

The completed application form and supporting documentation must be received by Monday 25th May.

To apply, please click here.

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