Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry. (IFB) has announced that the 2018 Funding Guidelines for its Production and Development Funding schemes have been published. These provide important information including details of the IFB’s criteria and requirements, funding levels available and deadlines for submissions.
A number of changes will be introduced for 2018 including:
- The introduction of a new development budget template for use with all submissions to the relevant schemes.
- The deadline for applications to the International Television Drama Development scheme will be 28th February, 29th June and 31st October 2018 only.
- The introduction of new funding levels for Fiction: Irish Production
- The addition of enhanced production funding for female directing talent attached to projects which qualify for Documentary Production
Applicants are required to familiarise themselves with the Production Funding Guidelines and Development Funding Guidelines which are downloadable from the relevant sections of the Funding page on the IFB website in advance of making a submission to the IFB.