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FilmOffaly Award 2011

28th March 2011

FilmbaseFilmOffaly in association with Filmbase present the FilmOffaly Award 2011.

FilmOffaly has announced the 3rd FilmOffaly Award developed to foster creative, resourceful filmmaking in Offaly. They are looking for unique, original stories by talented new filmmakers, professional and novice alike. The only stipulation is that the filming must take place in Offaly!

There will be one award to one successful applicant.

The winning applicant will receive

  • €8,000 towards the cost of their production
  • 1-year’s Filmbase membership to the Writer, Producer and Director of the winning film
  • A 50% discount on production equipment and/or editing facilities from Filmbase for the project
  • Filmbase’s production insurance to cover the shoot
  • A premier in Tullamore Omniplex Cinema

The award will be based on a two stage application process.

Download the application form and guidelines on

Stage One
Please submit a script including 500 word synopsis of the film project.

Screenplays/treatments from any genre, style, topic or perspective will be considered and judged on its merits regarding the quality of the material along with interviews and re-writes with/by the Applicant/s

Closing date: 3pm on Friday, 6 May 2011.

Offaly County Council
Charleville Road
Co. Offaly
Phone: 057 935 7400

Filmbase/RTÉ Awards 2011

27th January 2011

FilmbaseDetails of the Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Awards scheme, the longest running short film award scheme for filmmakers in Ireland, have been announced.

This year the awards will provide funding for four short films to be made.

Applications are initially assessed on the basis of anonymous scripts; this means that these awards provide an equal chance to all. In each round a shortlist of approximately ten projects is drawn up. Applicants are then asked to put together a production package and bring together a team for interview. Following the interviews up to two successful applicants will be offered an award per round.

With two rounds in the year, this will lead to up to four new short films being produced in 2011.

The deadline for applications: 5pm on 25th March 2011.

More details on how to apply are on the web site.

New ‘On Writing’ Article

6th October 2010

Caroline FarrellWe’re delighted to add a new article to the On Writing section of our web site today.

Called ‘Don’t put all your shelf puppies in one basket…’ it’s written by up-and-coming screenwriter Caroline Farrell.

The piece details the screenwriting awards in Ireland and Caroline’s top five recommended screenwriting competitions, as well as commentary from fellow screenwriters about their experiences on the competition route.

Filmbase Award Long-list

17th June 2010

FilmbaseThe long-list of ten projects that are in contention for the first installment of the 2010 Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film awards has been announced:

  • Birthday Wishes written by Oran Doyle
  • Disassembled written and to be directed by Darragh McKeon
  • Because It Is Bitter written and to be directed by Manus McManus
  • The First Holy Confession of Lillie Mahony written by Sarah Maria Griffen and to be directed by David Tynan
  • Andrea Was Here written and to be directed by Tomas Seoighe
  • Anthony written and to be produced by Bill Tyson
  • Mind’s Eye written by Eleanor McSherry and to be directed by Ivan McMahon
  • One Man and his Dog written and to be directed by Robert Ryan
  • Joy written and to be directed by Colm Quinn
  • Silent Night written and to be directed by James Phelan

The production team behind each project will attend Filmbase for interview later this month after which up to two awards will be made.

A reminder that applications are now being accepted for the June round of the award and must be at Filmbase by 5pm on Friday 25th of June.

For more details on the award and how to apply visit the web site.