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Donegal Short Film Bursary Award 12.03.24

THE Donegal Film Office Short Film Bursary is a creative response to showcase film makers living and working in Donegal. A grant of €10,000 will be awarded to a filmmaker towards the cost of the production of a short drama or documentary film of 10-12 minute duration to be shot in Donegal in 2024. The bursary aims to foster talent, support creatives, and increase activity in filmmaking in the county.

Applications are being sought from film makers who have a script that has been developed, seen by a director, and has had input from a producer. The Film Office is looking for original, entertaining stories by talented filmmakers who, if selected, must set, and shoot their project in County Donegal.
Filming for ‘Cry From The Sea’ took place across Inishowen in 2023 with Malin Head providing a stunning seaside landscape.
Aideen Doherty from Donegal Film Office said: “We are delighted to see film makers choosing Donegal as their home and are excited to see the growth of the sector. In 2023 an investment of €9.3m was spent in screen productions in Donegal with local crew, cast, accommodation and services benefiting. Film is a driver for economic development and local stories being made that showcase the county on a worldwide stage drive tourists to Donegal."

Details of the bursary and application form are available on the Donegal Film Office website under the funding section at www.donegalfilmoffice.ie . The closing date for receipt of applications is set at 4pm on 29th March 2024.
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