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Irish Film Board Announces Short Animation Funding Grant

The deadline for the Irish Film Board short animation scheme Frameworks has been announced as Friday, March 25th. Films may be made in Irish or English, with Irish applications being particularly encouraged.

The Frameworks funding scheme is a programme that looks to support the making of animated short films. The scheme is provided for the development and making of six animated short films per year with a budget of €50,000 awarded to each film. Films can be a maximum duration of six minutes.

Frameworks-funded Irish animation has enjoyed much recent success with Brown Bag Films’ Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty being nominated for a Best Short Animation Academy Award and The Rooster, The Crocodile and The Night Sky, written and directed by Padraig Fagan being nominated for an ASIFA Hollywood Annie Award. Furthermore, Adrien Merigeau’s Old Fangs screened to critical acclaim at the renowned Sundance, Annecy and the London film festivals last year.

A release from Frameworks organisers states that Projects selected this year for funding should combine ”creative exploration with an ability to appeal to a broad audience.”

For more information on making an application and to download an application form visit the Irish Film Board Website.

The Frameworks scheme is co-funded by BSÉ/IFB, the Arts Council and RTÉ.