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Wicklow Short Film Award 2024

The Wicklow Short Film Award has been developed by Screen Wicklow and Wicklow Arts Office. The purpose of the award is to support Wicklow filmmakers to make high-quality, original films in the county. Narrative films, documentary, digital film and animation are all eligible to apply. The Wicklow Short Film Award is funded by Wicklow County Council and Creative Ireland. To apply for the Wicklow Short Film Award, please go to our Submittable web portal by clicking on the link below.


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Wicklow Film Awards Budget Template - DOCX, 363kb


How to apply, Guidance document - PDF, 132kb

Screen Ireland

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
  • Documentary
  • TV Drama Production
  • Completion

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:

  • Focus Shorts
  • Frameworks

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:

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:

Creative Europe

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:

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:

Irish Broadcasters

Ireland’s public-service broadcasters are RTÉ and TG4. Virgin Media is Ireland’s commercial station. Visit their respective websites for current funding guidelines:, and

Screen Wicklow is ready to help you with your film production as much as possible around the County. Need help? Please get in touch with us by phone or email:

Screen Wicklow
Wicklow County Campus
Clermont House
Co. Wicklow
A67 X566

Phone: (0404) 30800
Main contact: John Powderly