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Deadline approaching for dlr First Frames Short Film Scheme
06 Sep 2022 : News Desk
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown First Frames Short Film Scheme
dlr First Frames Scheme will continue to support emerging filmmakers looking to develop ambitious and creative short films based in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown for 2022/23.

That’s according to the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s who confirmed the renewal of the programme, which is run closely with the Institute of Art, Design & Technology’s (IADT) National Film School.

The deadline is now approaching (September 9th) for this year’s iteration of the scheme, which is fully funded by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s Arts Office and Economic Development Unit, and managed by IADT. Funding will be available through the scheme to support two short films with awards of up to €13,000 (VAT incl.) each. Mentoring support as well as additional equipment and facilities will be provided by the National Film School, IADT.

According to the remit, dlr First Frames welcomes a diversity of filmmaking styles, themes, and creative approaches,  with the principle requirements being good stories and a passionate vision for filmmaking.

The goal is to open the door to new and emerging Irish film talents. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s purpose in promoting this opportunity is to support emerging filmmakers to make vibrant and compelling films and to increase awareness of the variety and flexibility of locations available in the region. DLR’s Economic Development Unit is supporting this opportunity to support employment in the film making industry in the County.

“We are delighted to support emerging film talent in the County. dlr First Frames provides a vital opportunity for emerging filmmakers at a key stage of their career development,” said Councillor Mary Hanafin, Cathaoirleach Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. “As a county, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown has a wealth of amazing locations for film and this Scheme makes excellent use of these. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is very pleased to continue our strong working relationship with IADT to provide this important Scheme”. 

Speaking previously at the announcement, Vanessa Gildea, Head of Department of Film + Media, IADT said: “The National Film School are delighted to support this awards scheme once again. We acknowledge the importance of this vital bridging scheme for emerging film makers and will continue to work closely with Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to ensure its’ continued success.”

Frank Curran, Chief Executive of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, added: “I’m delighted to see the continuation of the First Frames scheme. The scheme has previously given the opportunity to up-and-coming filmmakers to produce short films ranging in their themes and styles, and I look forward to seeing the same high quality being produced again this year by these emerging talents.”

The application closing date is Friday, 9th September at 17.00.

Click here for the Application Submission Form.





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