Final call for submissions for the ENGINE Short Film Scheme

  • ENGINE Shorts - Short Film Scheme
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The countdown is on to the deadline for Engine Short Film Scheme, an ambitious new short film scheme for emerging screen talent based in Limerick, Tipperary and Clare. Run by Innovate Limerick through Film in Limerick, Engine Shorts is a partnership between the Local Authorities in Tipperary, Limerick and Clare, and Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board.

The new scheme aims to inspire and support new writers, up-and-coming directors and producers to create inspiring, engaging world-class short films that resonate with a wide international audience. 

It will also offer the opportunity for emerging local crew to gain real-world experience on funded productions and to receive industry guidance. 

Shortlisted teams can avail of training to develop their project ideas and up to six teams will be awarded production funding of €12,500 each to produce a short film.

To be in with a chance of being selected for this prestigious scheme, all you need to do is submit a ‘Story Outline’ for a 10 minute short film before Friday 29th January.

Speaking about the new initiative, Paul C. Ryan, Regional Film manager at Film in Limerick, said, “There has never been a better time for local aspiring filmmakers to step up and break into a career in film &and TV. You don’t need previous experience as a screenwriter to apply for ENGINE Shorts and writers can apply individually and receive support to find a producer and director if shortlisted. As the biggest short film scheme of its kind in the country, the opportunity is there for the taking and we are excited to work with the next generation of writers, directors and producers in the coming months as they develop and produce six new films in the region.”

The six projects will all be filmed in the region, crewed by locally-based talent and offer skills training and career development for all those involved. 

Visit to find out more and to apply before 12 noon on Friday 29th January.

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