Archive for July 19th, 2007

Wicklow Bursaries

19th July 2007

Filmbase reports that the Wicklow County Arts Office in association with the Wicklow Film Commission and the Wicklow Rural Partnership are looking for young filmmakers born or residing in County Wicklow to submit short films for the Wicklow Young Filmmakers bursaries. Wicklow County Arts Office developed the bursaries, and this is the first year that they will be awarded.

The competition is open to young or emerging filmmakers aged between 18 and 25, working in any genre for example, animation, documentary, experimental etc… Submitted shorts should be duration of between 3 and 20 minutes, and will only be accepted in DVD format. A total of €2,750 will be awarded as part of these bursaries in a number of different categories. Deadline for receipt of submissions is Friday 3rd August 2007.

Films will be short-listed and the winner will be announced in the Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely in an awards ceremony on Saturday 2nd September 2007.

For an application, or for further information, contact the Wicklow County Arts Office, County Buildings, Station road, Wicklow Town. Telephone: 0404-20155 Email:

GAZE on Dublin

19th July 2007

The schedule of films for GAZE, the Dublin International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (2-6 August 2007 at the IFI Dublin), is now online.

It’s been announced that writer and actor Mark O’Halloran will officially open the festival. Other guests of the event include: director Rahman Milani (Seahorses); director Lisa Gornick (Tick Tock Lullaby); Louis Biedak, the star of Lulu Gets a Facelift; directors Alan Grossman and Çine O’Brien with star Fidel Taguinod (Here to Stay); director Tom Maguire (Queering the Pitch); and Gal Uchovsky, the producer of closing film, The Bubble.