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DIRECTOR SHADOWING 2019/20


Northern Ireland Screen is seeking expressions of interest from Northern Ireland resident directors working in live factual or fiction genres through live action or animation for potential paid placements on productions based in Northern Ireland. The aim of the scheme is to create pathways for new and emerging talent by enabling directors to ‘step up’ from short films to longer form projects.

The criteria for participation are listed below:

Sector Criteria 1 Criteria 2
Factual sector 3 short factual films [1 unfunded, 2 funded) *
Animation 2 short animation films [funded through an Irish or UK public body or a Creative Animation film
Childrens’ TV Drama 3 short films [1 unfunded, 2 funded) *
Independent Film 3 short films [1 unfunded, 2 funded) *
UK Network TV Drama 3 short films [1 unfunded, 2 funded) * 1 Feature film
Large scale Production 3 short films [1 unfunded, 2 funded) * 1 feature film and 1 TV Drama OR 2 Features OR 2 TV Dramas

*film funded through a UK/Irish public body or broadcaster

Applicant directors will be asked to supply a list of directing credits and links to previous work. The production will make the final decision on the successful director applicant for the placement.

Click HERE to apply to the Scheme.

PLEASE NOTE:

Applicants who have not used the application system before need to register to use it for the first time.

In order to be considered for Director Shadowing from August 2019 until March 2020 applicants must apply using the online system detailed above.

The scheme is open on a rolling basis until March 2020.

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