Galway City of Film Short Documentary Bursary Open For Applications

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Galway City of Film Short Doc Bursary
Galway City of Film Short Doc Bursary

Applications are now open for the Short Documentary Bursary 2023, the documentary funding scheme for filmmakers in Galway City and County. We are looking for entry-level filmmakers who will be given a bursary of €3000 to help them make a short documentary of between 5-15 mins. Previous recipients of this bursary have gone on to have their films screened at the Galway Film Fleadh, as well as other national and international film festivals.  

Mentorship with Donal Haughey

The selected filmmakers will be mentored by Galway-based documentary filmmaker Donal Haughey of Hawkeye Films. Donal has produced and/or directed over thirty documentaries both for his own company, Hawkeye Films and as a freelancer. His projects have been involved in both national and international stories, consisting of feature-length, one-hour, half-hour and short form docs. For twenty years Donal was the documentary tutor on GMIT’s Film & Documentary course – honours, Level 8. Presently Donal has two projects in research, one that looks at the relationship between memory and place and another project on street games.  

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Bursary Information Day

Ardán will be hosting an Information Day for applicants to guide them through the application process. This will take place on Thursday June 7th at 2.00pm in the Green Room at CCAM, ATU, Wellpark Road. H91 WP9K. You can register for a place on Eventbrite.

DEADLINE for applications is: 12pm, Friday 16th June 2023

For further information look at the Ardán or Galway City of Film website or please email: This bursary is made possible by support from Galway City Council, Galway County Council, and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.