The Community Relations Council Media Grant Scheme now open for applications

18 November 2021

Media Grant Scheme | NICRC

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The Community Relations Council Media Grant Scheme now open for applications

Amazing opportunity for emerging film maker to work with local communities

 

The Community Relations Council Media Grant Scheme is open for applications and will close on Friday 26 November 2021. Successful applicant must complete their project by 31 March 2022.

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. CRC is providing funding of up to £15,000. 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.

In addition to the support from CRC, 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. This award will be made to a Northern Ireland production company with whom the film maker will be partnered.

Apply now for the Media Grant Scheme: www.community-relations.org.uk/media-grant-scheme

Speaking about the Media Grant Scheme, Paul Jordan, Director of Funding and Development at CRC said:

“This is an excellent opportunity for an emerging film maker to work with local communities to produce a piece of work that explores the benefits and challenges to improving good relations. The Community Relations Council is delighted to be working with Northern Ireland Screen who will be providing the successful candidate with additional mentoring support from a professional production company.”

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Notes

  1. The Community Relations Council was established in 1990 to lead and support change towards reconciliation, tolerance and mutual trust. CRC is an Arm’s-Length Body of The Executive Office, a Department of the Northern Ireland Executive, and a catalyst for good inter-community and inter-cultural community relations work in the region.
  2. https://www.community-relations.org.uk/
  3. CRC is partnering with Northern Ireland Screen Screen to provide additional mentoring support from a professional production company. 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. 
  4. Total amount of funding available from CRC is £15,000.
  5. The film must be shot in Northern Ireland.

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