Film In Cork Short Script Award 2017

Film In Cork, through the support of the Arts Offices of Cork City & County Councils, is delighted to announce the launch of the 2017 Short Script Award. This funding initiative aims to foster creative and resourceful filmmaking in the Cork region.

We are looking for original, entertaining stories by talented filmmakers who – if selected – must set and shoot their project in the city and/or county of Cork.

The award will be given to one successful project which will receive €8,000 towards the cost of production, along with support in terms of locations, production, mentoring and planning the film’s festival release strategy.

In order to be eligible for the award, applicants must have full legal rights to the material they are submitting. Short film scripts (including treatments for documentary) of any style and genre will be accepted as long as they are between 7 and 12 pages.


Amount of Funding: €8,000
Length of Script / Treatment: 7-12 Pages
Length of Synopsis: 1-page maximum
Genre / Style: All
Entry Deadline: Friday 9th December, 2016
Entry Fee: €15 (per submission)

How to submit:

  1. Download and complete the FIC Short Script Application Form
  2. Create PDFs of your script and materials (see What To Submit guide below)
  3. Pay the €15 submission (see PayPal button below)
  4. Email your completed Application Form and PDF Submissions to

What to submit:

Format: Only PDF submissions accepted.

  • 2 x copies of script. One with just the title, and one with Title, Writer and contact details
  • 2 copies of 1-page synopsis. One with just the title, and one with Title, Writer and contact details

Note: These can be 4 x separate PDFs or 1 x single PDF.

Application Form

Submission Fee

The award will be based on a two-step process – shortlisting based on scripts, and interview for shortlisted projects early February 2017. Those shortlisted will be contacted week of January 16th 2017.

Please note: the winning project must be set and shot in Cork City and/or Cork County.