Archive for March 13th, 2007

Current contest

13th March 2007

Those of you using Satellite TV might have noticed a new channel that launched yesterday, called Current TV. It’s a channel that uses a mixture of Viewer Created Content, and reports by Current’s team of journalists. These short non-fiction films are known as pods, and are between 3-7 minutes long.

Current is running a contest for fresh content for their channel to promote its launch in the UK and Ireland. Three winners will win the top prize of lunch with Al Gore in London, six winners will nab the second prize of a Sony HD camera, and the first ten people to upload a film win a Video iPod. Don’t forget to read the terms and conditions carefully.

Intermission for free

13th March 2007

Courtesy of Filmbase, Parallel Film Productions Ltd., and Cineworld Cinemas there will be a free showing of the Irish film Intermission at 6pm on Friday the 16th of March at Cineworld on Parnell Street. It’s part of the 2007 St. Patrick’s Festival programme.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with guest filmmakers. This is a free-ticketed event, so book your place via Filmbase.

Irish in Hollywood

13th March 2007

Trish Vargo, the director of the US-Irish Alliance, has put online a podcast interview with Steve Brennan, the international editor of the Hollywood Reporter.

Steve and his wife, Bernadette O’Neil, are developing a book, and a documentary, about the history of the Irish in Hollywood. Brennan discusses his research so far, and touches upon the impact that the Irish have had on the film industry in L.A. since its inception in the early twentieth century.

Frameworks deadline looms

13th March 2007

A reminder that the deadline for applications for this year’s Frameworks fund for Irish animated short films is Friday, April 13.

FRAMEWORKS is exclusively for animation which makes creative use of the medium and is primarily aimed at an adult audience. The awards are open to all forms of animation and can be made on any format. We aim to make 6 films at different budget levels, with a maximum duration of five minutes. The films will be commissioned for theatrical release and broadcast television.

To reflect the fact that animation techniques vary in cost, all projects will not receive the same amounts. We will be looking for a range of projects at different cost levels so please submit a budget that accurately reflects the film. The maximum budget allowable is €15,000 per minute. The total fund available for projects is €250,000.