Short Shorts 2011

16th March 2011 by Maura McHugh

Short shortsBord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board is looking for submissions for its Short Shorts scheme.

Short Shorts is an established and successful short film scheme that BSÉ/IFB will maintain in a slightly modified form. Films made under the scheme can be live-action or animated; they should ‘tell a story’ but need not use conventional narrative methods.

The scheme aims to encourage the making of films which, in their content or style or both, are innovative, provocative, idiosyncratic, audacious, or in some other way risky and rule-breaking. Projects selected for support are likely to be considered capable of playing in commercial cinemas as effective, if unconventional, adjuncts to the main programme.

Films may be made in Irish or English.

Each year projects submitted for the SHORT SHORTS scheme will be required to conform to a genre chosen for that year by BSÉ/IFB, e.g. love story, thriller, musical, horror, etc.

The genre for 2011 is FOOD.

As a central theme in all of our daily lives, food means different things to different people but there is no doubt that for most it is a passionate love affair. There have been many great films based around lifes gastronomic pleasures, think Babette’s Feast, Chocolat, Mystic Pizza and Waitress to name but a few. This year we want filmmakers to inspire audiences with their take on FOOD.

The deadline for Short Shorts applications is Friday 6th May 2011.

More information on how to apply is available on the web site.

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