aemi online event: Funding Opportunities for Film Artists

16 Apr 2021

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Fri, 16 Apr
10:00 – 16:30

Timezone: Europe/Dublin

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Hosted by: Alice Butler

Please register on Eventbrite and we will send the streaming link at 9:30am on Friday morning 16 April before the event

A day long information clinic looking at funding opportunities and approaches to funding for film artists


This day long event co-ordinated by aemi will be made up of several distinct workshops and information sessions. All events are free to attend and open to all but places need to be booked in advance through Eventbrite. Once attendees have signed up and received confirmation they will be given access to all workshops and information sessions and can then select which of these they would like to attend.

Breakdown of events

10am Welcome and short introductory remarks by aemi directors Alice Butler & Daniel Fitzpatrick

10.15am Arts Council Film Funding Clinic
A presentation by Fionnuala Sweeney and Audrey Keane of Arts Council Ireland outlining available funding opportunities for artists working in film

11.30am Funding your film for first time applicants 
A presentation by film artist Bryony Dunne followed by a conversation with aemi co-director Alice Butler with a focus on applying for film funding for the first time

2pm Writing a Funding Application
A presentation by film artist Kevin Gaffney followed by a conversation with aemi co-director Daniel Fitzpatrick looking at strategies for writing successful funding applications

3:15pm Getting Your Film Seen: Festival and Exhibition Strategies for Film Artists
A presentation by filmmaker Dónal Foreman looking at his Arts Council funded film The Image You Missed as a case study for how to approach a festival and exhibition strategy for your film. Followed by Q&A with aemi co-directors Alice Butler & Daniel Fitzpatrick

4:15pm Closing remarks and information about aemi’s support for artists

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