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1st Apr 2024
to 31st Oct 2024

Age Range
All ages

Roscommon County Council

F42 VR98

Creative Heartlands Film Bursary

The Creative Heartlands Adaptation Film Bursary by Roscommon, Leitrim and Sligo local authorities under the Creative Ireland Programme with the support of the National Talent Academy. Open to both established and emerging filmmakers and production companies, living/working in the region, to support collaboration among filmmaking teams in the development of an original Adaptation Film project. 

The ambition of the initiative is to produce a short film that is complementary to an original literary work, therefore not a literal translation. The raw material must be spoken word, song, poetry, short story or a literary fragment. The literary work or song must be the work of an artist (or artists) from either Sligo, Leitrim or Roscommon. 

3 bursaries are available to film teams, each to the value of €6,000. Films are to be delivered by 8th September 2024 for presentation at Adaptation Film Weekend (19th – 22nd Sept 2024). 

Members of the public will have the chance to view the films here and engage with the artists.

One film will be commissioned from a filmmaking team based in each of the counties that are part of Creative Heartlands project – Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon. 

Deadline for applications is Midnight, Monday, 13th May, 2024 

To make a submission, follow this link - 

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