About Filmbase Membership
Founded in 1986, Filmbase has been dedicated to supporting emerging and aspiring Irish filmmakers for over two decades. As a members's led organisation, we offer a range of services including quality training at affordable rates, access to a range of film award schemes, equipment hire at non-commercial rates and the publication of film related news through our weekly e-newsletter and FilmIreland.net. Filmbase also offers information and advice on how to get into film and our city-centre location offers the perfect place to network and talk film!
Filmbase membership is required to access a number of key services that Filmbase offers including access to certain funding award schemes, access to training and fully insured equipment hire at special rates. Members are also kept up-to-date with what's happening in the industry through www.filmireland.net as well as a weekly e-newsletter.
Filmbase's members includes emerging and established filmmakers, production companies, film artists, designers and anyone else with an interest in film. It's easy to join, all you need to do is to fill in our membership form and pay a small annual fee. For a full list of the benefits membership offers see below!
Benefits of Membership include:
- Access to Training Courses & Masterclasses
Also special members rates on selected one-off masterclasses and seminars.
- Access to selected Funding Award Schemes
Includes Filmbase/RT… short film award & Filmbase/TG4 Lasair award.
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- Production Equipment & Edit Suite Hire at Reduced Rates
Special hire rate for members which includes insurance cover for the equipment item.
NB terms & conditions apply on all equipment / edit suite rentals, see Equipment section for more details.
- Special rates on film-related Software
Includes Final Draft, MovieMagic Budgeting and MovieMagic Scheduling.
- Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting
Members can nominate and vote for Board members at the AGM and stand for election to the Board.
- One month's free rental for Screenclick.com
For first-time users of www.screenclick.com, online DVD and game rental service.
Information on all aspects of funding, filmmaking festivals; notification by email of all Filmbase Special Events and Masterclasses; access to Crew and Actor Files; expert advice and support from Filmbase staff
Filmbase continues to develop and extend the benefits available to members by partnering with a selection of companies and service providers. The following are just some of the great special deals that are now available to Filmbase members on production of a valid Filmbase membership card.
10% Discount at The Great Outdoors North Face Store in Temple Bar
A one-stop outdoors shop, the Great Outdoors provides the kind of kit perfect for any budding filmmaker who plans to be out filming rain, hail or shine.
- This 10% discount applies for The North Face Store in Temple Bar
- members must show their Filmbase membership card to avail of the offer.
10% Discount on Car Driving Lessons with the Irish School of Motoring (ISM)
Another essential for any aspiring filmmaker - your full licence!
- The ISM is Irelandís longest-established driving school with 90% overall pass rate
- Lessons are available across the country
- This offer is available for a limited time only
- You must mention your Filmbase membership when booking your lesson
Corporate membership offers all of the above benefits and more including a special discount on Venue Rental at Filmbase. For more information on the full benefits available for Corporate members please contact Filmbase on 01 679 6716 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Membership valid for 1 year from date of payment received
- Individual (waged) €65
- Individual (unwaged) €50*
- Corporate €150
*Unwaged membership is for students in full-time education, for those who are currently unemployed and for O.A.P.s. Proof of this will be required in order to avail of this discounted rate. If applying by post please ensure to include a photocopy of the relevant documentation.
How to Join
Filmbase offers a number of ways to sign up for membership. You can apply online, by post, by phone or in person. We accept payment by credit card, cheque, postal order and and bank draft. (Cheques etc. to be made out to Filmbase). Those wishing to pay in cash must do so in person, please do not send cash by post.
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Apply by Post:
Contact Filmbase reception on 01 679 6716 for a copy of the membership form to be filled out and returned by post to the address below. Cheques should be made out to Filmbase. Please do not send cash by post.
Apply by Phone:
Call us on 353 1 679 6716 during opening hours (see below), please have your credit card details ready.
Apply in Person:
Call by Filmbase during opening hours (see below) and a member of staff will sign you up.
Reception Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday from 9.30am - 5.30pm.
Phone: 353 (0)1 679 6716