Sunday 15 December 2019

New €10,000 film fund prize up for grabs

Maria Pepper

The Arts Office of Wexford County Council Arts in association with Bodecii Film has announced a new Film Fund Award with a budget of up to €10,000 to support filmmakers wishing to develop ambitious and creative short films based in County Wexford.

The theme of the 2018-2019 fund is 'Wexford Stories' and the focus is on collaborations between filmmakers and writers. The closing date for the receipt of entries is Tuesday July 31.

This is an opportunity for directors and producers nationwide to team up with one of 10 Wexford writers who have taken part in a series of Wexford Screen Writers professional development workshops run by the Arts Office and Bodecii Film which is headed by the Wexford-born actress and director Laura Way.

The writers are Peter Murphy who is a published novelist, Wally O'Neill, Imelda Carroll, Eoghan Rua Finn, John McGarrigle, Helen Gaynor, Hannah McGiven, Emma Ennis, Conor Martin and Karolina Kraus McKenna.

After being mentored by film industry professionals, the writers have produced short screenplays which are ready to be made into exciting new film projects in the county.

Funding is being made available to support one short film with a budget of up to €10,000 funded through Wexford County Council Arts Department.

The award will consist of project management support from the Wexford-based Bodecii Film as well as an additional €1,800 towards equipment hire with film lighting company 'Teach Solais'.

The team that comes up with the most exciting and dynamic proposal for a short film suitable for filming in the Wexford area will receive the prize.

Wexford Stories welcomes applications from filmmakers nationwide who wish to collaborate with the Wexford writers.

The aim of the Film Fund is to team emerging Wexford writers with established and emerging Irish directors and producers, to increase awareness of the variety of locations available in Wexford and to support employment in the filmmaking industry in the area.

Directors and producers who didn't attend recent Screen Directors Guild of Ireland /Wexford County Council networking events held in Dublin and would like to find out more or to access the scripts, are asked to contact

Send applications with the title 'Wexford Stories Application for Film Fund to the same address.

Wexford People

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