Jul 23, 2020

The Arts Council announces information about forthcoming film awards

The Arts Council has announced a number of forthcoming film awards including the Film Bursary Award, the Film Project 2021 Award, the Authored Works Award, and the Reel Art Award, for which the deadlines will fall between July and October 2020.

Applications for the Film Bursary Award are already open, while the other funding initiative will be opening over the weeks ahead.


Please note that applications for all awards will only be accepted through the Arts Council’s online services website. It is recommended that new applicants allow five working days for registration before making an application.

Film Bursary Award – deadline 17:30 Thursday 30 July 2020

The purpose of the award is to support individual professional artists in the field of experimental and non-narrative film-making. The award emphasises the value and benefit to an artist’s development derived from an extended process of engagement with their practice at any stage of their career. The award therefore provides artists with the time and resources to think, research, reflect, and engage with their arts practice.

Applications for Film Bursary Award must be made directly to the Arts Council before 17:30 on Thursday, 30 July 2020. The window for making applications opens on Tuesday 30 June 2020. Guidelines and details of the application process can be found on our website on the available funding section.