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Irish Film Board Funding Decision for Quarter One 2018 Announced
16 Apr 2018 :
The Irish Film Board has announced the successful applicants for development, production and distribution funding for the first quarter of this year, with a total of just over 3.2M allocated. This does not include the 3.7 million in quantified offers that were not originally included in the report.

The most significant sum of this round goes to writer/directors Mike Ahern & Enda Loughman in the form of €750,000 for ‘Extra Ordinary’, with Blinder Films producing.

Production Loans

Fiction Feature Films

Two project were awarded six-figure sums in the fiction feature film category. This included Mark O’Halloran’s ‘Trade/Rialto’ being produced by Marcie Films (€100,000) and Cartoon Saloons ‘Puffin Rock’ (€250,000). Ian Fitzgibbons’ ‘Dark Lies the Island’ was also award €7,500. 

Fiction Creative Co-Production

Both Subotica and Element Pictures were awarded €250,000 respectively for their upcoming projects. Nick Rowland & Joe Murtagh’s ‘Calm with the Horses’ being produced by Element, and Kristin Levering & Anders Thomas Jensen’s ‘Amerika’, which is produced by Subotica.

Animation Television Production

Four production companies were awarded six-figure sums in the Animated Television Production category. These included Pink Kong Studios’ ‘Urban Tails’(€200,000), Cartoon Saloon’s ‘Dorg Vandango’(€250,000), Kavaleer Productions’ ‘Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese’ (€100,000) , and Igloo Productions’ ‘The Lost Letter’ (€150,000). Ink & Light’s ‘Hopscotch & the Christmas Tree’ was also awarded €30,000.

Documentary Production

Two production companies were awarded six-figure sums in the Documentary Production. Real Films’ ‘Gaza: Out of the Ordinary’ was awarded €100,000, while Marcie Films’ Screamers’ was awarded €125,000. Blinder Films’ ‘PJ Harvey: Staring Through the Glass’ was awarded €10,000.

Additional Production

Fastnet Docs Ltd. Were awarded €50,000 for Ciaran Cassidy’s ‘Jihad Jane’.

Cine4

Two projects were awarded funding decisions of €300,000 under the new ‘Cine4’ banner. These two projects are: Abu Media’s ‘Finky’ - written and directed by Dathai Keane, and co-written by Diarmuid de Faoite, and Macalla Teo’s ‘Arracht’ written & directed by Tom O’Sullivan.

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Quantified Offers:

Five projects were awarded over €500,000 including: Fastnet Films' 'Send In The Clowns' (€750,000), Samson Films' 'WildFire' €550,000 + Female Fund €100,000), Parallel Film Productions' 'Borderland' (€900,000), Tailored Films' 'Winter Lake' (€600,000), Playground Pictures' 'Dead Happy' (€600,000 + Female Fund €100,000).

Full details available on the Irish Film Board site - here




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