Virgin Media in association with Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland unveiled a €150,000 prize fund for the Virgin Media Discovers short film competition, which will be promoting and supporting new, emerging talent, but also, established filmmaker, with a focus on diversity and inclusion.
The media company is committed to discovering different talents in the Irish film industry. They are calling for ideas that bring diverse tales, voices and stories to life. “At Virgin Media, we know these unprecedented times demand creative support,” said Paul Higgins, Vice-President of Commercial, Virgin Media Ireland. “We’re fortunate to have a strong and collaborative network of partners such as Screen Ireland which allows us to back emerging and established filmmakers as they develop bold new work. This year, our commitment is to discover ideas and content focused on diversity and inclusivity. ”
Filmmakers are invited to submit a brief pitch document by 30th November for a proposed 10 – minute short film, from which 10 projects will receive €9,000 funding each for complete script development. All of the funded projects will then receive high-quality exposure at the 2021 Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival, and two overall winners will receive €30,000 each and production assistance to create their films. These will then be broadcast nationally on Virgin Media Television and at a special premiere event during the new year.
Further information at: www.virginmedia.ie/discovers.