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Published date: 24 Mar 2020

Reel Art Award – Arts Council Funding Application Deadline 14 May 2020

Reel Art
The purpose of Reel Art is to provide film artists with the opportunity to make highly creative, imaginative and experimental documentaries on an artistic theme for cinema exhibition. Two films will be supported in 2020. A total fund of €102,500 will be made available to each of the successful applicants. The films must be completed to premiere at the Dublin International Film Festival, the Arts Council’s exhibition partner, in February 2022.

The Arts Council’s purpose in offering Reel Art is to support film artists to make documentary art films that would not otherwise get made. The award offers film artists a unique opportunity to make artistic film works on arts subjects. Film artists should have a passion for their subject and be able to transpose this to the screen. Projects should be conceived for theatrical exhibition at film festivals and in arthouse/cultural-cinema settings. Only proposals for original, imaginative and aesthetically driven treatments of arts subjects will be considered, while proposals that offer visually engaging, creative and experimental approaches to their subject will be prioritised.

Deadline: Thursday, 14 May 2020
For further information and to read the guidelines see here