Irish Film Board: National Film Agency
Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board (IFB) is Ireland’s national film agency. The agency supports and promotes the Irish film industry and the use of Ireland as a location for international production. Our role sees us directly involved in the creative process of Irish films from script to screen. We provide investment for the development, production and release of Irish feature films, television, animation, documentaries and short films. This funding process has helped Irish Film Board projects to pick up more than 100 awards at key film festivals, including Cannes, Berlin, Venice and Toronto.
The Film Commission arm of the agency attracts direct inward investment by assisting international producers with their needs while on location in Ireland.
The Location Services Unit provides comprehensive information about all aspects of filming in Ireland, from tax incentives to locations, casting, crews, equipment and facilities.
The IFB was reconstituted in April 1993 under the Film Board Act 1980, and as amended in 1993, 1997, and 2000. The annual budget for the IFB is voted on annually by Dáil Éireann and has a capital budget of €20.4 million million in 2009. Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board is under the aegis of Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism.
The Irish Film Board
23 Dock Road
T: +353 (0)91 561 398