IFB Funding Programmes


Find out more about how our application system works, the funding resources available and state aid limitations which apply to all loans.

Principles and Criteria

The basis of BSÉ/IFB's funding decision-making criteria is guided by a number of key principles.  Learn more about these principles.

Make A Funding Application

Making a funding application? Register or login to your account on the IFB Online Application System to make a funding application.


The IFB provides development loans to writers, directors and production companies for feature film and animation projects.


Find out more about the wide variety of production loans available for feature films, animation and documentaries, as well as funding schemes for international productions.


If you are distributing Irish films in Ireland or need a festival print for your feature film, the IFB offers a number of funding schemes to assist you.

Short Film Schemes

Calling all short filmmakers! Find our more about our wide range of short film schemes - fiction, animation, documentaries and digital. All shorts can be made in the Irish or English language

Funding Decisions

Watch this space to keep up to date with the latest news on funding decisions.  All IFB funding decisions are published on a quarterly basis.

Funding Programmes FAQs

Find out answers to the most frequently asked questions about all our funding programmes.

Supporting SMEs

The Supporting SMEs Online Tool is a new cross-governmental guide to help small businesses know which of the over 80 Government supports could possibly fit their business.

By answering the 8 questions in the Supporting SMEs Online Tool, a small business will, in one location:


Find out which of the over 80 Government business supports from 27 different Government Departments, Agencies and Initiatives are available to themGet information on the range of Government supports for accessing creditBe told their nearest Local Enterprise Office to discuss the outcomes of the guide furtherBe able to download all these filtered results into a document for their further use


You can check out the Supporting SMEs Online Tool here:


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