Archive for April 12th, 2007

Waterford Film Festival

12th April 2007 by Maura McHugh

According to Film Ireland it’s been announced that the inaugural Waterford Film Festival will take place from the 16th to the 18th of November, 2007.

The festival will showcase a wide range of films from best feature films, documentaries, animation, short films, experimental and student work, and will feature a competition with cash prizes across the short film and feature film categories. Entry deadlines: Shorts – 17th September (€15.00 entry fee); Features – 20th of August (€25.00 entry fee).

Roy W Dean Grant

12th April 2007 by Maura McHugh

This year’s The Roy W. Dean Writing/Research Grant is open for applications; the deadline is May 18, 2007.

This will be a Writing/Research Grant for writers of screen plays, short films and documentary films for important issues that fit our criteria, must be “unique and make a difference to society”. It is for writers who need uninterrupted time to work on projects in a beautiful, remote setting with a good computer, VCR, TV, RUV and a few sheep to tend.

The recipient of the award will receive 4 – 6 weeks at the Wye Cottage on the south island of New Zealand and air fare to the country, $120.00 NZ per week for groceries and gas, among other basic needs that will allow the writer to create work in an idyllic location.

Thanks to Lianne’s Dates for your Diary.

New Works of Merit

12th April 2007 by Maura McHugh

The 2007 New Works of Merit Playwriting Competition is looking for original full-length (no longer than 2 hours or 100 pages U.S. Standard Format) and one-act stage plays including children’s plays that:

1) Enhance self-realization
2) Support peace and social justice
3) Foster new understanding of minority issues that focus on racial, ethnic and gender discrimination both in the United States and abroad
4) Empower youth to build healthy inner foundations
5) Educate to gain further insight into healthy social/emotional living
6) Shed new light on religious, spiritual, and cultural differences and issues
7) Build respect for cultural expression and identity in a world that is experiencing rapid globalization
8) Explore the widening gap between the values this country was founded on and the values we present to the world today

The submission post-mark deadline is June 30, 2007. 1st Place Award: $300 and a reading at a theatre venue in Manhattan.

Thanks to Lianne’s Dates for your Diary.