Two films from county Tipperary creatives have emerged as winners in the Engine Short Film Scheme. The films will now be funded for production.
The first film ‘Bog’ is written by Beverly Penn from Thurles and is based around Littleton Bog. The second film ‘Heart of Stone’ is written by Roseanna Purcell from Littleton and due to be filmed in Clonmel.
Engine Shorts, the Mid-West Short Film Scheme run by Film in Limerick through Innovate Limerick, is currently in production with the six 2023 winning projects. The six projects will share in a €75,000 production fund – 2 from each county – Clare, Limerick and Tipperary.
The initiative for local emerging film talent is a partnership between the Local Authorities in Tipperary, Limerick and Clare, and Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board with support from Creative Ireland. The scheme aims to inspire and support up-and-coming writers, directors, producers and crews to create inspiring, engaging, world-class short films that resonate with a wide international audience.
A judging panel consisting of Dublin International Film Festival director, Grainne Humphreys, IFTA winning Director of Photography, Kate McCullough, and Screen International Executive Editor, Fionnula Halligan selected the 6 proposals for production.