Archive for July 20th, 2007

Arts Councils Funding

20th July 2007

Filmbase in Temple Bar, Dublin is hosting a free lunchtime information session on Wednesday 25th July, from 1.30pm – 2.30pm, on “Arts Council Funding For Filmmakers”.

Representatives from the Arts Council will explain the variety of funding schemes available, the guidelines and application procedures. The presentation will be followed by audience questions and answers.

Funding Strands to be Discussed:
Projects New Work Award & Once-Off Award(deadline: 17 Aug 07)

Commissions Award (deadline: 21 Sept 07)

Travel & Training Award (deadline: ongoing)

Due to space limitations it is recommended to book a place by contacting the Filmbase office.

Writing In Irish

20th July 2007

Last week the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild / Cumann Drámadóirí na hÉireann organised a conference at the Galway Film Fleadh on Writing for the Screen in Irish.

The conference was mostly conducted as Gaeilge, with translation into English for visitors and those with a poor memory of the mother tongue. The Minister for the Gaeltacht, Éamon Ó Cuív, opened the meeting. It was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Ros na Rún screenwriter Greg Ó Braonáin, in which Mario Bolduc, a screenwriter from Quebec, and Roger Williams, a screenwriter from Wales, discussed their experiences of working through non-English languages for television.

After a tea break Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin, a writer and script editor on Aifric, chaired a lively, and sometimes heated, discussion on the experience of writers in Ireland trying to make a living writing for the screen in Irish. The panel members consisted of Emer NÍ Choisdealbha a senior screenwriter for Ros na Rún, Máire Ní Chonláin, the commissioning editor for TG4, and Máire Ní Thuathail, the executive producer of Ros na Rún and other programmes for TG4.