09/08/2012 - Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund - New Call Announced (Northern Ireland)
Northern Ireland Screen has announced the sixth Call for the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund (USBF).
The USBF provides finance for the production of film, television or other moving image projects relating to the Ulster-Scots heritage, culture and language in Northern Ireland. The aim of the Fund is to ensure that the heritage, culture and language of Ulster-Scots are expressed through moving image.
The Fund also fosters the Ulster-Scots independent production sector in Northern Ireland and support high quality Ulster-Scots cultural TV programmes for a Northern Ireland audience.
Investments of up to £400,000, capped at 75% of the overall agreed project costs, will be made. Given the size of the fund, however, it is envisaged that project funding will be limited to £250,000 in all but the most exceptional circumstances.
Applicants to the USBF must be registered independent broadcasting companies with a permanent agency in Northern Ireland. The USBF does not demand that specific production activities are undertaken within Northern Ireland. Applicants are free to choose whichever part of the production process it sees fit to undertake outside of Northern Ireland, if it wishes.
The closing date for the sixth Call is 21 September 2012.
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Source: northernirelandscreen.com, 09/08/2012
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