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Multiscreen Freelancers Fund



Date Posted: October 9, 2020

Multiscreen Freelancers is a pilot fund that encourages Northern Ireland interactive companies (video games, immersive) to engage with freelancers from other screen sectors (film/TV, animation, VFX, documentary etc.) and arts sectors (live events, theatre etc.) that have skills which could be used to add value to interactive projects. The aim of the fund is to encourage greater collaboration between interactive companies and other screen/arts industries, as well as supporting freelancers in refining transferable skills which can be used on interactive projects.

Due to the impact of Covid-19 on the traditional screen sectors such as film/TV, as well as the arts, there is group of talented freelancers currently with less work, or not working at all, with skills which can add value to interactive projects and support the development of the Northern Ireland interactive sector.

For example:

  • A live sound engineer mixing sound for VR
  • A film fiction writer supporting narrative design for an RPG game
  • A production coordinator providing planning and scheduling support
  • A gaffer providing advice on how to light a scene in a video game cut scene

Multiscreen Freelancers will run from November 1st to March 31st and Northern Ireland Screen will support the cost of a freelancer position up to £2,000 per month. Freelancers can be engaged for any length of time; however, the latest companies can apply for the support is Dec 15th with positions starting at the latest 1st Jan. All positions should finish by March 31st.

For more information and to apply visit our Funding page on our website.

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