We're delighted to share our Creative Europe MEDIA Ireland Results 2014 - 2020 Review which you can download here! The Irish version will be availabe soon.
The MEDIA programme has invested €48 million in the Irish audiovisual industry since 1991 and celebrated its 30th anniversary this year. MEDIA has been instrumental to the growth of Irish companies both nationally and on a European level.
Between 2014 and 2020, over €13 million was awarded to Irish companies through Creative Europe MEDIA. This direct funding went to Irish companies across the film, documentary, animation, TV and video games sectors. It’s clear that Irish companies have earned the MEDIA seal of approval in the last programme leading to the international success of projects like Wolfwalkers, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Favourite, Handsome Devil, The Day Henry Met, Cuba's Wild Revolution, and many more.
We also present our new promotional videos in English and Irish below. Both feature a host of wonderful Irish films, animations, TV programmes as well as Screen Leaders, Cork Film Festival, and Galway Film Fair.
MEDIA IN IRELAND
Film and TV development has always been an important resource accounting for 58% of the funding awarded (€7.5 million) with 22 companies receiving Slate funding and 39 companies awarded funding under the Single Project Funding scheme. Films such as The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Handsome Devil and Wolfwalkers were supported alongside documentaries Mattress Men, School Life and Wild Ireland as well as TV shows Dead Still, Acceptable Risk and Becca’s Bunch.
'It has been a very strong seven years for the Irish audiovisual industry. We’re honoured to be in a position to be able to help the industry tell their stories to audiences across the world. It’s wonderful to see so many strong creative projects coming to life with the support of MEDIA. We look forward to the next Creative Europe programme and to supporting the Irish audiovisual sector for years to come.’ Orla Clancy, Creative Europe Desk Ireland – MEDIA Office.
VIEW FROM THE WEST
- Slate Funding: 3 companies - Telegael Teo, Moetion Films and Soilsiú Teo - received €585,000.
- Single projects: 7 companies - Magamedia Teo, Soilsiú Teo, Aliceway/Bandit Films, Léirithe Rúnda, South Wind Blows, Lunar Pictures and Magpie 6 Media - received €285,000 for the development of
- Video Games: 4 companies - Tribal City Interactive, Isometric Dreams, Psychic Games and Timeslip Software - received a total of €566,077 for the development of 6 Video games.
'Creative Europe MEDIA has invested almost €2 million in the audiovisual and Video Games sectors in the West of Ireland with half a million invested in Gaeltacht companies. We hope to build on this strong foundation in the next Programme.' Eibhlín Ní Mhunghaile, Creative Europe Desk MEDIA Office Galway.