Palme d'Or winner The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Emmy-winning The Tudors
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About Bord Scannán na hÉireann / Irish Film Board
What is Bord Scannán na hÉireann / Irish Film Board?
Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) is the national development agency for the Irish film, television and animation industry, investing in talent, creativity and enterprise. The agency supports Irish companies across these sectors by providing investment loans for the development, production and distribution of film, television and animation projects.
This investment allows Irish companies to develop and exploit their own intellectual property and ensures that Irish culture and Irish stories are seen by audiences over the globe. The agency supports and promotes the Irish screen industries at major international markets and festivals, promotes the use of Ireland as a location for international production and provides support for companies filming location in Ireland. Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board also provides a strategic vision for industry training through Screen Training Ireland.
The IFB was reconstituted in April 1993 under the Film Board Act 1980, and was amended in 1993, 1997, 2000, 2006 and 2011. The annual budget for the IFB is voted annually by Dáil Éireann and has a capital budget of €11.898 million in 2013. Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board is under the aegis of Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht.
What is the economic worth of the audiovisual industry?
Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) is a key investor in the film and television content production industry which sits at the heart of this new Creative Knowledge Economy and therefore represents an important value proposition for Ireland.
Results from an industry survey carried out by PWC in 2008 identify the Irish audio-visual sector as a key industry for growth, revealing that the sector is valued at over €557.3 million, employs over 6,000 individuals and represents 0.3% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). To find out more information on the value of the audiovisual industry read the full survey report.