Media Grant Scheme

Deadline date: 

26 November 2021

Media Grant Scheme is currently closed. 

About the Media Grant Scheme

The Community Relations Council (CRC) Media Grant Scheme 2021/22 is making some key changes to how it will be delivered over the coming year. This year the Council will be working with Northern Ireland Screen in the delivery of the programme.

In addition to CRC funding of up to £15,000, Northern Ireland Screen will contribute up to £7,500 Lottery Funding provided through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland towards the costs of professional mentoring support. The successful Media Grant recipient will be expected to work with a Northern Ireland based production company and engage in a formal option agreement with the production company. The production company will be responsible for the management of the Northern Ireland Screen award and production budget and will provide support for the duration of the project. 

This is an exciting opportunity to produce a factual short film of up to 15 minutes which addresses a community relations issue or theme. Animation can also be included if required. It is hoped that the completed short film could also be submitted to accredited film festivals and could have a successful festival run after delivery of the film.

The scheme is aiming to support a single applicant. The applicant must be a new and emerging film maker who is resident in Northern Ireland and have directed at least one short film independently, which should be available to view online.

Successful applicant must complete their project by 31 March 2022.

How to Apply

Apply now for the Media Grant Scheme

Get the guidance notes for the Media Grant Scheme. 

For further information contact

Closing date: Friday 26 November 2021 at 4 PM.