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Schemes and Applications Co-ordinator
IFB Funding Programmes / Short Film Schemes /
FRAMEWORKS is a scheme for the making of animated short films which is considered to be continually successful in stimulating ground-breaking new work from Irish animators.
Projects selected for funding will combine creative exploration with an ability to appeal to a broad audience.
The scheme is co-funded by BSÉ/IFB, RTÉ and the Arts Council.
Films may be made in Irish or English.
The deadline for 2013 Frameworks scheme has passed.
Parameters of the Scheme
- Number of films: up to 4 per year
- Duration: maximum 6 minutes
- Max Budget per film: €45,000
- Origination using any technique or format
- Delivery on digi-beta, HD Cam and DCP
Who Can Apply?
Applications are invited from producer/director/writer teams (where the producer and director are not the same person) subject to eligibility guidelines as follows:
Producers - must provide a CV demonstrating their ability to produce animation.
Directors - must have previously directed at least one short film*
Writers - need not have previously written for the screen
Producers, Directors and Writers - may apply to make more than one FRAMEWORKS film but may not receive funding through the scheme more than three times in a 10 year period.
The scheme is not open to full-time students
* FRAMEWORKS is not a wide-open scheme in terms of the talent it aims to attract: it is designed to enable the making of short animated films by producers and directors with new creative voices but also with some measure of professional experience. Accordingly a short film made as part of college work will not be considered eligible in this context, though a graduation film that has achieved significant festival exposure might be.
Submissions will be examined, with consideration given to the screenplay and the creative team, by a group of assessors put together by the funders from in-house and externally. A shortlist of around eight teams will be drawn up, who will be invited to attend an interview.
Awards will be made to up to four teams, the number of FRAMEWORKS to be funded being dependent upon the overall standard of submissions. Teams selected must attend an information day in order to be entitled to claim their funding.
The IFB will retain non-exclusive rights in all media in Ireland and non-exclusive promotional rights for the rest of the world. RTE will retain non-exclusive internet rights and a number of broadcasts in Ireland. The Arts Council will retain non exclusive exhibition rights world-wide. The rest of the distribution rights will remain with the film maker who can choose to appoint a sales agent or distribute the film themselves. The IFB feel this will provide vital training in the area of distribution and will enable filmmakers to build relationships with distributors directly.
The IFB have a policy of submitting Frameworks films to twenty international festivals, after they have been premiered in Ireland.
The distribution rights for films contracted prior to 2010 have not changed.
Important Features of the Scheme
- As a general rule FRAMEWORKS films should be originated and creatively led by Irish talent or talent resident in Ireland, and their production should be practically managed from Ireland.
- BSÉ/IFB will have approval rights over the following elements of all films made under the scheme:
- Shooting script (and BSÉ/IFB may appoint a script editor in certain cases)
- Key animators and other technical crew