25 October 2020 The Irish Film & Television Network
dlr First Frames: Opportunities for Emerging Filmmakers
28 Aug 2020 : Nathan Griffin
dlr First Frames 2020
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has announced a short film funding initiative, dlr First Frames.

dlr First Frames scheme is a unique opportunity to encourage filmmakers to create exciting, dynamic and engaging screen stories. Its aim is to provide funding and support to emerging filmmakers looking to develop ambitious and creative short films based in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. Filmmakers are encouraged to be ambitiously bold in their storytelling, and to use the diversity and variety of locations available in dlr as background and inspiration for original, vibrant films.

dlr First Frames welcomes a diversity of filmmaking styles, themes and creative approaches. The principle requirements are good stories, and a passionate vision for filmmaking. The goal is to open the door to new and emerging Irish film talents. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s purpose in promoting this opportunity is to support emerging filmmakers to make vibrant and compelling films and to increase awareness of the variety and flexibility of locations available in the region.  DLR’s Economic Development Unit is supporting this opportunity to support employment in the film making industry in DLR.

dlr First Frames is fully funded by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s Arts Office and Economic Development Unit, and managed by IADT.  Funding will be available through the scheme to support two short films with awards of up to €12,000 (please note that this is VAT inclusive) each. Mentoring support will be provided by the National Film School, IADT along with additional equipment and facilities from IADT (subject to availability and access).

Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Cllr. Una Power:

“We’re delighted to support emerging film talent in the County.  dlr First Frames provides an excellent opportunity for emerging filmmakers at a key stage of their career development. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown has a wealth of amazing locations for film and this Scheme makes excellent use of these”.

Application closing date is Wednesday 30th September 2020 at 17.00 GMT

An optional online information and Q&A session will take place on Wednesday 9th September at 6pm GMT – register here.

A link to the session will be sent to registered participants prior to the event.

For further information please email Bernadette Meagher on dlrfirstframes@iadt.ie.

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