In our series of blog posts, we have been looking at innovating tourism in the North West of Ireland. In this post we will tell you more about the SLR Film Project.

Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon County Councils have come together to form the SLR Film Project with the aim of enabling film makers and the film sector in the region to grow and develop.

Each of the three local authorities involved in this project recognise the value of film as an artform and the contribution that film can make to the region – socially, culturally, and economically. The project has developed a regional approach as they recognise that they can achieve a lot more by harnessing the capacity, resources and experience of agencies and practitioners of all three counties.

The SLR Film Project is a great platform to connect people working in the sector, it also provides support through bursaries, training and more. The website lists various opportunities for film makers including news of commissions that are open for applications and meet up events with other people in the sector.

For companies planning to film in the Sligo, Leitrim, and Roscommon area there are a number of suggestions of filming locations, both indoor and outdoor. Some of the locations such as Strokestown House and Hazelwood House are historic locations, other places such as Lough Key Forest Park would be more scenic.

The website also contains information about permits and permissions needed for filming in the region, as well as useful links for supports, production companies, and more.

The SLR Film Project is a one stop shop for film makers and the film sector in the North West of Ireland. You can visit the website and find out more here:

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