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Filmbase

The Irish film industry has grown hugely over the last decade and, to quote from a recent article in Variety " …the industry is now achieving critical mass of film making talent to match the kind of influence, disproportionate to its small size, that it has always enjoyed in the fields of literature and theatre”. It is an industry in which Filmbase plays a key role, on many levels. The centre provides practical support for the indigenous film infrastructure through assistance for low budget film-makers, the facilitation of training and the provision of post-production facilities for hire.
 
But Filmbase also operates as an advocacy network for Irish film, lobbying and representing the sector in political and official circles, whilst also engaging in information and promotional work. For example, the organisation publishes and distributes Film Ireland - the country’s only film magazine and website. It also administers key RTÉ and Arts Council projects aimed at developing the sector. It is a big remit.
 
Filmbase was founded as a nonprofit entity in 1986. Since then, it has grown exponentially to occupy a very central space in the world of Irish film. It delivers a very clear social dividend by facilitating and assisting those who wish to develop their skills in film. Equally, if Irish film is to realise its full potential key organisations like Filmbase must be able to operate to their full capacity. It is on that basis, Clann Credo was happy to offer its support. 


Location: Temple Bar, Dublin

Website: http://www.filmbase.ie

"If Irish film is to realise its full potential key organisations like Filmbase must be able to operate to their full capacity."