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dlr First Frames scheme is a unique opportunity for filmmakers to create exciting, dynamic and engaging screen stories. Its aim is to provide funding and support to emerging filmmakers looking to develop ambitious and creative short films based in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown (dlr) region.  This scheme is fully funded by dlr Arts Office and dlr Local Enterprise Office, and managed by Filmbase, with additional support from the National Film School, IADT. The closing date for applications is 28 April 2017.

Filmbase and DLR will run optional project development clinics for prospective applicants in advance of the application deadline.

Story clinics will review and elaborate on the fundamentals of good storytelling in the short film format. Participants may use the workshops to outline project ideas and to receive guidance and feedback on shaping their screenplays before submission deadlines.

Application clinics will review and elaborate on the types of support materials which may be useful in supporting a good application, including director’s notes, producer’s notes, budgets, production plans, visual references and suggesting locations. The clinic will also be an opportunity to promote thinking on festival and distribution strategies for short films and how to incorporate these into supporting an application for funding.

Attendance at Project Development Clinics is not a requirement for submission for funding, but may be of benefit to filmmakers who are new to the process of submitting applications.

Further details are available on the Filmbase website.

Download the full brief here