Fiction: Irish Production

Fiction: Irish Production

Funding for Irish feature films (live action and animation) originated and creatively led by Irish talent.

About the Funding

This funding is for feature films originated and creatively led by Irish talent including directors, writers, and producers. Applications will generally express Irish culture in some way and the practical management must be primarily in Irish hands. This programme is open to live-action feature films or animated feature films. 

Funding under the Irish Production programme is generally provided by Screen Ireland for the making of projects predominantly in English or Irish, or a combination of the two.

Who Can Apply

Fiction: Irish Production funding is available to Irish producers (independent production companies registered in the Republic of Ireland which have an office and staff based in the Republic of Ireland). Clear access to the necessary rights in any material that is to be adapted for the screen and an agreement in place with the screenwriter must be in place before an application is submitted. Where the project is a co-production, the Delegate Producer must be Irish.

How to Apply

Applicants must consult the Production Funding Guidelines 2019 in advance of making a submission. Applications which do not meet the criteria set out in these guidelines will automatically be deemed ineligible for consideration.

A Project Manager must be consulted at least three weeks prior to making an application. If this is an application for a project that is currently in the Screen Ireland system, please contact the relevant Project Manager. If this is an application for a new project, please fill out the Production Application Request Form and email a copy to at least three weeks prior to the deadline.

Applications can be made online using the 'Make an Application' button on this page. If you wish to make an application for funding by post, contact 091 561 398 for the relevant application form. 

Production Application Deadlines for 2019

  • Friday 15th February * May BAI applications must be in by this deadline*
  • Friday 12th April
  • Friday 14th June
  • Friday 16th August * November BAI applications must be in by this deadline*
  • Friday 18th October
  • Friday 13th December

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