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Call for Applications: Northern Ireland Screen’s Creative Animation Scheme
01 Aug 2017 :
The scheme provides junior level creators/animators with the opportunity to develop their own ideas with support from established animation companies, and is supported by the Screen Fund and British Film Institute.

It is designed to develop a pool of NI resident junior creators/animators through the production of animated short films.

The deadline for applications is Friday September 29th.

The scheme is open to established NI-based animation companies who have identified emerging talent that could be supported through this funding to develop and create animated short films. The identified individual (creator/animator) should not be a principal of the company and should not currently be working in IP generation.

Key Paramaters Of The Scheme
  • Max Budget per film: £40,000
  • Duration: Maximum duration 10 minutes
  • Delivery by: December 2018
  • Required deliverables: Hard drive, DVD and stills

Northern Ireland based production companies can make an application for the full budget of £40,000.

Criteria For Support

  • The applicant company should be a Northern Ireland based animation production company
  • The creator/animator should be a Northern Ireland resident;
  • The creator/animator identified should not currently be working in IP generation and should not be a principal of the company;
  • The applicant company must be willing to engage in a formal option agreement with the creator/animator regarding the project;
  • If the project is based on existing work then the company needs to have the rights to develop it;
  • The funding is to support the creator/animator to produce an animated short film.

Time Frame
All applications including supporting documentation must be received by Friday 29th September 2017. All applications will be assessed with decisions intended to be made by mid-November 2017.

Application
Please contact Christine Morrow, New and Emerging Talent Executive via christine @ northernirelandscreen.co.uk to discuss a potential application before applying. After this discussion a link to the online application form will be sent out. Alongside the general supporting documentation the following items are also required:

  • A CV for the creator/animator
  • Story outline, treatment including concept art and a script for the project
  • A provisional schedule for the project

All applicants must complete an online application form. Please ensure that all supporting documentation is submitted either online with your application or via email to Jennifer Johnston, Funding Executive.

Failure to provide the requested supporting documentation will result in your application being eliminated from the Creative Animation call.




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