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 2021. A total fund of €112,500 will be made available to each of the successful applicants (to include a production budget of €100,000 and further exhibition support of €12,500).
Only films that can be made within this budget will be considered. The films must be completed to premiere at the Dublin International Film Festival, our exhibition partner, in February 2023. Applicants will be notified in July 2021 if they have been shortlisted. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview in July 2021.
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.
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