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FilmOffaly/Filmbase Short Film Award 2017 is now Open

Published: 25th January 2017

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.

Closing date Friday 3rd March @ 3pm. (Postal applications only)

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 more!


In order to be eligible for the award, applicants must have full, legal rights to the material they are submitting. Short films of any style and genre will be accepted as long as they are under 20 minutes in duration. Simply attach three copies of your script (Omit author's name /production company name from script) along with a 500 word synopsis and application form and post to:

FilmOffaly Short Award
Arts Office
Offaly County Council
Charleville Road
Tullamore
Co. Offaly

Short-listed applicants will then be contacted for interviews and will need to provide further documentation, more details of which can be found in the downloadable PDF guidelines below. Deadline for submissions is 3pm on Friday 3rd March 2017.

All posted entries must be postmarked by Thursday 2nd March 2017 and anyone shipping their scripts internationally are advised to allow an extra week for additional postage time.

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