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Ardán, and Galway City of Film, are delighted to announce that applications are now open for the Short Documentary Bursary 2023, the documentary funding scheme for filmmakers in Galway City and County.
We are looking for up-and-coming filmmakers to apply to this bursary to help them make one of their first steps in their filmmaking career. Successful applicants will be given a bursary of €3000 to help them make a short documentary of between five and fifteen minutes in duration.
Previous recipients of this bursary have gone on to have their films screened at the Galway Film Fleadh, as well as other national and international film festivals.
The selected filmmakers will be mentored by Galway-based documentary filmmaker Donal Haughey of Hawkeye Films. Donal has produced and/or directed over thirty documentaries both for his own company, Hawkeye Films and as a freelancer. His projects have been involved in both national and international stories, consisting of feature-length, one-hour, half-hour and short form docs. For twenty years Donal was the documentary tutor on GMIT’s Film & Documentary course – honours, Level 8. Presently Donal has two projects in research, one that looks at the relationship between memory and place and another project on street games.
Ardán will be hosting an Information Day for applicants to guide them through the application process. This will take place on Thursday June 7th at 2.00pm in the Yellow Room, 344 at CCAM, ATU, Wellpark Road. H91 WP9K.
DEADLINE for applications is: 12pm, Friday 16th June 2023
Shortlisted applicants will be called for interview. The proposed date for interviews is Wednesday 28th June, so please keep this date in mind. (NOTE: This date is subject to change.)
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This bursary is made possible by support from Galway City Council, Galway County Council, and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.