Sorry this is maybe a bit late for this year but it looks like an annual scheme so it might be worth keeping an eye on.


The deadline for the Irish Film Board’s Virtual Cinema scheme is approaching.

Applications for the scheme should be submitted online at on or before Friday 21 November.

Virtual Cinema is a film scheme created by the Irish Film Board for the making of high-quality short films that are suited to the new forms of digital video consumption. Films made under the scheme can be live-action or can use any kind of animation technique.

The scheme aims to encourage exploration of fresh film-making ground, with no creative holds barred and films may be made in Irish or English.

The IFB fund up to 10 films per annum, with a maximum duration of 2 minutes and a maximum budget of €2,000.

Further information available…