IFB Funding Programmes /

Application Procedure & Deadlines

Applicants should ensure they have consulted the following prior to making an application for all BSÉ/IFB loans:

1.     Development Funding Guidelines

2.     Production Funding Guidelines

3.     Distribution Funding Guidelines 

2.     Principles & Criteria

3.     Regulations & Limits

4.     Frequently Asked Questions

Making An Application 

Applications should be made on-line by registering with the IFB Online Application System. Should you encounter any issues, please consult the FAQ Section.  The online system will close at 1pm on the day of the deadline. We strongly recommend that applicants allow ample time to prepare, upload and submit an application as incomplete applications will not be accepted once the deadline has passed. If you wish to make an application for funding by post, contact 091 561 398 for the relevant application form.  

Please note that you must consult with a BSÉ/IFB Project Manager prior to making an application for Production or Distribution funding (this is not required for Development)

Contact details for the BSÉ/IFB's Project Managers:

Dearbhla Regan:                dearbhla.regan@irishfilmboard.ie

Lesley McKimm:                 lesley.mckimm@irishfilmboard.ie

Celine Haddad                    celine.haddad@irishfilmboard.ie

Emma Scott (Distribution):  emma.scott@irishfilmboard.ie 

Upcoming Application Deadlines


Please note that the Board is not currently accepting applications for its Screenplay Development scheme. All other development schemes are open with the following deadlines:

  • 29th September 2017
  • 31st October 2017
  • 30th November 2017

Development decisions will generally be reached within 8-10 weeks of the submission deadline. 

Production & Distribution

  • 20th January 2017
  • 31st March 2017
  • 31st May 2017
  • 31st July 2017
  • 29th September 2017
  • 30th November 2017

Production & Distribution decisions will generally be reached within 6-8 weeks of the submission deadline.

Funding Procedure Appeals

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which your application was processed, you should write to the Chief Executive of BSÉ/IFB. The letter should set out clearly the grounds for complaint, giving as much detail as possible. Please note that complaints may be made only on grounds of procedure, not of creative judgment. Procedural complaints will be taken very seriously and investigated fully by the Chief Executive.

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