The inaugural Laois Short Film Bursary has been awarded to Swandive Productions for their short film Superhuman. The film explores universal themes, with a micro lens on para-athletics and being black and living in Ireland. It showcases a young person overcoming great challenges, as well as people giving support to those who need it most. It is a pertinent film and sheds light on new types of narratives and the lives of those that often go unseen. The successful team awarded the Bursary consists of writer/director Michéal Fleming from The Swan and producer Michael-David McKernan.
The inaugural Laois Short Film Bursary was launched in July 2021 and film teams across the county and country submitted scripts as part of the application process. Key criteria for eligibility is that one of the core creative team (Writer/Director/Producer) must be from or living in Laois, and that the film is made in Laois.
The next round of the Laois Short Film Bursary Award will be open to writers, directors and producers early in 2022. Requirements include submitting a high quality script / screenplay that reflects aspects of Irish experience across different generations, gender, ethnicities, class and landscapes, and is situated in Co Laois.
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