€6.8m Funding Awarded to Irish Audiovisual Industry by Creative Europe MEDIA since 2014

DEVELOPMENT | SLATE FUNDING | €3.3 million

The Slate Funding Development Scheme provides support to established production companies to help them develop a slate of projects aimed at an international market. Nineteen Irish companies have received nearly €3.3 million for project development of film and TV Slates since 2014. Full results are available here. Have a look at some of the Current Projects that have been produced, or are coming soon!

The companies that have recieved Slate Funding to help them develop their projects are:
Cartoon Saloon, Element Pictures, Samson Films, JAM Media, Fantastic Films, Telegael Teoranta, Brown Bag Films, Crossing the Line, Kavaleer, Fastnet Films, Subotica, Treasure Entertainment, Deadpan Pictures, and Moetion Films.

DEVELOPMENT | SINGLE PROJECTS | €1.3 MILLION

This scheme is for production companies, established for at least 12 months, who wish to develop a new project with international potential for cinema, television, or a digital platform for which they own the majority of rights. 

30 Irish companies have received Single Project Funding totalling €1,345,000 for the development of nine documentaries, five animation projects, and fourteen feature films. All companies and their projects are listed here

MARKET ACCESS SUPPORT | €260,750

Market Access Funding supports actions or tools that enable the circulation of European and international co-productions including short films, video games, television series, and cross media works. The scheme also supports networking by facilitating access to markets, and the use of innovative business tools to increase the visibility of projects. 

In Ireland, the Galway Film Fair, at the Galway Film Fleadh, has been a long-standing recipient of this the Access to Markets Scheme. In 2017, Park Films was awarded funding to support its app, Rangle, which connects productions with crew. You can read more here about the different kinds of projects supported under this scheme. 

TELEVISION PROGRAMMING | €725,995

The Television Programming Scheme is for European production companies who wish to produce fiction, creative documentaries or animated films involving no less than three broadcasters in different member states of the European Union. The definition of Broadcaster has been expanded to include VoD and SVoD providers.

Animation company Wiggleywoo received €130,291 for the production of their TV series, The Day Henry Met. Planet Korda was awarded €25,704 for the documentary, Butterfly City. JAM Media received €400,000 for the animated series, Becca's Bunch. Crossing the Line Productions were given €170,000 for the documentary, Cuba's Wild Revolution

DEVELOPMENT VIDEO GAMES | €435,000

Video Games Development is for companies who have produced at least one recently published video game who wish to invest in the development of a new video game concept or prototype. The game company must have proven experience and the game must be based on a narrativeStorytoys Ltd. received €110,000 for their game CLIKS under the Video Games development scheme. Tribal City Interactive have been awarded twice with receiving €60,000 for their project, Runes of Aran and most recently €115,000 for Tir Annan. In the last Games funding round, Pewter Games Studios Limited received €150,000 for their game,
Athanasia.

TRAINING | €690,000

Funding for Training supports activities that increase the skills and networking capabilities of professionals in the audiovisual sector.  Bord Scannán/The Irish Film Board and Screen Training Ireland have received €690,000 under the Training Providers Scheme. The Irish training programmes include, Screen Leaders, a company development training programme, and VFX Script to Screen.

support for film education | €59,000

One of MEDIA's priorities is to support Film Education and audience development as a way of encouraging interest in European content as well as improving access to European audiovisual works via promotion, events, film literacy, and festivals

Cinemobile (Fís na Mílaoise Teo) received €59,960.60 for their project, North by Northwest, in which they partnered with organisations in Finland, Iceland, Norway and Scotland to bring the best of European Cinema to outlying regions in these territories. 

DISTRIBUTION | selective €34,000 

Groups of 7 or more European theatrical distribution companies can apply for support for the theatrical distribution of any recent work of fiction, animation or creative documentary with a minimum duration of 60 minutes. The application must be co-ordinated by the sales agent of the film. Cinema Distribution Funding totalling €34,000 to date has been awarded to the Access Cinema network in Ireland.