FilmOffaly short film award applications close next week

FilmOffaly short film award applications close next week

Applications remain open until next week

The FilmOffaly and Filmbase 2017 Short Film Award remains open, but the closing date is Friday next, March 3 at 3pm. Entrants can only apply though postal entries. 

David O’Reilly was the recipient of last year’s FilmOffaly/Filmbase Short Film Award with his script Kubrick by Candlelight. Described as a light hearted romantic comedy the film is set behind the scenes during the production of Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon in Ireland in the mid 70s. O'Reilly's film is currently in production and many scenes were shot around Offaly late last year.

This funding initiative aims to foster creative and resourceful film-making in Co. Offaly. "We are looking for original, entertaining stories by talented filmmakers, who – if selected – must set and shoot their project in the county," a spokesperson said.

The award will be given to one successful applicant who will receive €8,000 towards the cost of their production, along with one year’s membership to Filmbase, a 50% discount on equipment hire from Filmbase and plenty more help and support.

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