Following unprecedented interest in the IFB’s POV Funding and Training Scheme for Female Talent, Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry. (IFB) has extended the deadline for receipt of applications to 1pm on Friday, 20 April 2018.
In addition to the IFB’s Information Session and live Twitter Q&A, which was held on 26 March, the IFB can also provide a list of Irish production companies interested in reading scripts and/or treatments from writers/directors considering applying to the scheme. This list is available upon request from Jennifer.Smyth@irishfilmboard.ie.
Please note that this list of interested production companies applies to the POV scheme only and should only be requested by filmmakers seeking to apply to this scheme.
The aim of POV is to enable distinct Irish female voices with a passion to tell stories on the big screen through the development and production of feature films. It is open to live action fiction feature films that can be produced at the required budget level of €400,000. There is no limitation on the genre, narrative style, content or other elements of the screenplay/story.
Up to six projects will be selected for an intensive development process which will include mentorship, workshopping and story development. Following this phase, three projects will be selected for production.
The three selected films should be ready for production in 2019. All crew working on the projects should be given the opportunity to upgrade. A strong gender balance will also be expected across all crew with training and mentorship opportunities afforded to all involved in the making of the films.
More info available here.