Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland is the development agency for the Irish film, television and animation industry. They provide a wide range of funding programmes, including Development, Production, Distribution & Publicity Support and Short Film Schemes.
Scroll down further to understand the extensive funding programmes available.
Development funding programmes to enable writers, directors and producers to develop and prepare a project for production, including:
- Feature Film Development
- Additional Feature Film Development
- Animation Development
- Documentary Development
- Television Drama Development
- Screenplay Development (Established Talent)
They provide a wide range of production funding programmes to enable and encourage high levels of production activity across the film, television and animation sector, including:
- Fiction: Irish Production
- Fiction: Creative Co-Production
- Animation: Television
- TV Drama Production
Distribution & Publicity Support
They also provide a range of distribution & publicity support funding programmes to assist bona fide Irish distributors and producers in Ireland with the theatrical release of Screen Ireland-supported feature films, including:
- Distribution Support
- Direct Distribution
- Publicity Support
Short Film Schemes
Screen Ireland provide a range of short film funding programmes to assist writers, directors and producers across live-action, animation and documentary, including:
Making An Application
Applications should be made online by registering with the Screen Ireland Online Application System.
See further information on eligibility and guidelines here: https://www.screenireland.ie/funding.
Other Funding Sources
Euirmages supports feature films, documentaries and animated films that are intended for cinema release and are co-productions between at least two member states. See further information on eligibility and guidelines here: www.coe.int/eurimages.
Creative Europe is a European Union programme to support the European audio-visual, cultural and creative sectors. As a member of the European Union, projects produced in Ireland and co-produced with Ireland qualify for funding. See further information on eligibility and guidelines here: www.creativeeuropeireland.eu.
Broadcasting Authority of Ireland
Broadcasting Authority of Ireland allocates public funding through the Sound and Vision Fund. See further information on eligibility and guidelines here: www.bai.ie.
Ireland’s public-service broadcasters are RTÉ and TG4. Virgin Media is Ireland’s commercial station. Visit their respective websites for current funding guidelines: www.rte.ie, www.tg4.ie and www.virginmedia.ie.