NINE new projects have been shortlisted for a film bursary backed by City of Culture.
Film Limerick, a partnership between City of Culture and Behind the Scenes, is offering two budgets of €15,000 to projects that promote Limerick as a film producing hub.
The budgets will be given to film makers for projects that use the region as a location.
The scheme - the first of its kind - attracted a total of 131 applications, of which 9 have been shortlisted.
Two of these will receive the funding, the only stipulation being that filming must take place in Limerick.
Each production will also receive advice and support for making the films and interviews will be held in the coming weeks to decide on the successful projects, with the winners to be announced by the end of the month, Film Limerick’s Ronan Cassidy confirmed.
“Film Limerick has been a massive success,” said the project manager.
“For a first time scheme, we have received applications from all over the country. The quality of work received was highly competitive and the wealth of talent among established and emerging filmmakers in Ireland shows the necessity of having schemes such as this in place.
He added: “I’m looking forward to meeting the shortlisted applicants and working with the successful teams.”
The successful projects are No One Comes back from the Sea, Crystal, It’s Like This, The Clock Makers Doll, When Badly Comes, The Cobbler, Nobody Plans to Die, Jane Austin’s Limerick Love and Lost and Found.
For more see http://behindthescenes.ie.