Domhnall Gleeson, Lenny Abrahamson project receives Irish Film Board funding | News

Lenny Abrahamson’s forthcoming adaptation of Sarah Waters’ acclaimed wartime ghost story The Little Stranger is among the films being supported by the Irish Film Board in its latest round of funding decisions. Projects by Mary McGuckian, Carmel Winters and British/Cambodian filmmaker Hong Khaou are also among those given production funding support, as is a drama … Read more

‘Happy Valley’ director Neasa Hardiman receives Irish Film Board Funding | News

A forthcoming film from BAFTA winner Neasa Hardiman and upcoming projects from Oscar nominees Lenny Abrahamson, Tomm Moore and Jim Sheridan are among those being supported by the Irish Film Board in its latest round of funding decisions. Levels of production funding have significantly increased this quarter, indicating that the Irish film industry is gearing … Read more

Neil Jordan’s ‘The Widow’ with Chloe Grace Moretz receives Irish Film Board funding | News

New works from Neil Jordan and John Butler are among the projects being supported by the Irish Film Board in its latest round of funding decisions. Upcoming projects from Kirsten Sheridan, Roddy Doyle and Stefanie Preissner, which are in development, are also being backed by the national film body. The Widow, co-written by Jordan and … Read more

Kirsten Sheridan, PJ Harvey projects receive Irish Film Board Funding (exclusive) | News

New projects from filmmakers Kirsten Sheridan, Ian Fitzgibbon and Mark O’Halloran are among those being backed by the Irish Film Board in its latest round of funding decisions. A forthcoming animated TV series co-helmed by Irish Oscar nominee Nora Twomey is also being supported by the national film body, as is a new documentary featuring … Read more

Eurimages backs Michel Hazanavicius, Dardenne brothers in latest funding round | News

Co-productions from French director Michel Hazanavicius and Belgian filmmaking duo Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne are among 24 selected for funding in the latest Eurimages round. Hazanavicius, whose 2011 title The Artist which won five Oscars including best picture and director, receives €470,000 (£405,978) towards Franco-Belgian animation The Most Precious Of Cargoes. Adapted from a 2019 … Read more

Funding Flows to France’s Arte TV Channel, Despite Budget Woes

PARIS—France’s government is trying to find ways to cut public spending amid Europe’s deepening economic crisis, but a state television channel has been spared the knife. Indeed, the channel, Arte—continental Europe’s TV equivalent of National Public Radio—will be getting even more money next year. Not everyone here is happy. Since its creation by the French … Read more

Eurimages overhaul designed to bring quicker, fairer funding decisions | News

Roberto Olla, executive director of Strasbourg-based Council of Europe film fund Eurimages, has revealed the thinking behind the proposed changes in governance to the fund, which were approved earlier this week and announced yesterday (September 10). The changes come in the wake of an external evaluation of Eurimages conducted by Ernst & Young in 2018. Under … Read more

Irish Film Board and Arts Council of Ireland receive increased funding

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, today (Tuesday) announced a funding package of over €300 million in 2018 towards the development of our cultural and creative heritage. Included in the increase is an additional €3 million for the Arts Council, a 5% increase in its annual budget bringing it to … Read more

Oleg Sentsov, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Emily Atef among Eurimages funding recipients | News

New projects from Oleg Sentsov, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, and Emily Atef are among 29 films selected to receive Eurimages funding in its latest round of co-production awards. Eighteen fiction features and 11 documentary projects will receive a total of €5.7m ($6.7m). Scroll down for the full list of titles. Of the projects selected, one third … Read more

Language barrier: Why some of Canada’s diverse filmmakers are shut out of funding

A small film called Ava — the story of a teenage Iranian girl facing pressures from family and society — is the biggest movie at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards. It has eight nominations and one special win already: it was announced in late January that Ava had won the Best First Feature Award, sponsored … Read more