Filmmaking competition

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    FilmOffaly, Offaly’s Film Commission in association with Filmbase is pleased to announce the FilmOffaly Award 2010. This funding initiative aims to foster creative, resourceful filmmaking in the county. FilmOffaly are looking for unique, original stories by talented new filmmakers, professional and novice alike. The only stipulation is that the filming must take place in Offaly! There will be one award to one successful applicant.

    The winning applicant will receive:-

    €8,000 towards the cost of their production;

    A premier in Tullamore Omniplex Cinema

    1-year’s Filmbase membership to the Writer, Producer and Director of the winning film

    A 50% discount on production equipment and/or editing facilities from Filmbase for the project

    Filmbase’s production insurance to cover the shoot
    The award will be based on a two stage application process.

    Stage One

    Please complete the FilmOffaly 2010 Application Form and submit it by post (not e-mail) with three copies of the script and 500 word synopsis of the film project.

    Screenplays/treatments of shorts, features or documentaries from any genre, style, topic or perspective will be considered and judged on its merits regarding the quality of the material along with interviews and re-writes with/by the Applicant/s. Closing date: 3pm on Friday 14th May 2010.

    FilmOffaly Award
    Arts Office
    Offaly County Council
    Charleville Road
    Co. Offaly

    For further guidelines and an application form please contact FilmOffaly on 057 9357400 or email (

    For more information, please contact the FilmOffaly directly using the information above.

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