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Fiction Irish Production Loans

About the Funding
This funding is for feature films originated and creatively led by Irish talent - directors, writers, producers - the content of which will generally (but not invariably) express Irish culture in some way, and the practical management of which is primarily in Irish hands. This programme is open to live-action fiction films or animated feature films.

Funding under the Irish Production programme is generally (but not invariably) provided by BSÉ/IFB for the making of projects predominantly in English or Irish, or a combination of the two. In very limited and exceptional circumstances, live-action television drama series may be considered. 

With effect from 29th September 2017, enhanced production funding will be available to projects that qualify for this scheme and involve a female writer(s), female director(s) and/or female writer/director(s). For further infomation, please consult the specific Guidelines downloadable from this page.  

Who Can Apply
BSÉ/IFB funding for Irish production is available to Irish producers with clear access to the necessary rights in any material that is to be adapted for the screen and has an agreement in place with the screenwriter and director.

How to Apply

  • Please ensure to consult the Production Funding Guidelines 2017 (downloadable from this page) in advance of making a submission.
  • Applications can now be made online using the 'Make an Application' button on this page. If you wish to make an application for funding by post, contact 091 561 398 for the relevant application form. 
  • A BSÉ/IFB Project Manager must be consulted prior to making an application.


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