Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board’s Animation Development Scheme has been re-opened for animated television project applications.

The next deadline is 1pm on Friday 06th January 2017 and the following deadline is Tuesday 31st January 2017. The scheme is open to applications for both animated feature films and animated television series.

Please read the IFB’s Development Funding Guidelines in advance of making an application.

About the Funding

Animation Development Loans enable animation companies to undertake all concept, design and story work necessary for the development of an animated feature film or TV series.

The maximum amount available at any one time is €50,000; the maximum total amount that BSÉ/IFB can provide to any one project is €100,000. Any amount of development funding above €50,000 provided to a project must be matched by funding from other sources. Applicants should note that in light of the pressure on BSÉ/IFB resources, awards considerably less than the maximum are likely to be offered.

Animation development funding is provided by BSÉ/IFB for the making of animated projects predominantly in English or Irish, or a combination of the two.

Who Can Apply

Animation Development Loans are available to producers with an animated feature film or TV series project they wish to develop, clear access to the necessary rights in any material that is to be adapted for the screen, and an agreement (at least in principle) with the screenwriter and any other creative talent they wish to commission.

How to Apply

Application Requirements: Logline, Synopsis, Treatment/Outline/Series Bible (6-10 pages) or Screenplay, Sample Visuals, Notes on further development, Development Budget, Evidence of Ownership of Rights.

Applications can now be made online using the ‘Make an Application’ button on this page. Please ensure you have read the How to Apply guidelines prior to making an application.

If you wish to make an application for funding by post, contact 091 561 398 for the relevant application form.

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