Archive for May, 2008

Eden at Light House

30th May 2008

There will be a special screening of Eden, written by Eugene O’Brien and directed by Declan Recks, at the Light House Cinema in Smithfield, Dublin on Saturday the 31st May at 9.00pm.

To mark the Annual General Meeting of FERA, the European Directors organisation, which is going on in Dublin this weekend, the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild in conjunction with the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland is organising the screening along with a discussion afterwards with O’Brien and Recks moderated by Swedish Writer/Director Birgitte Stærmose.

O’Brien and Recks will discuss their collaboration on the screenplay for Eden, explore the intricate relationship between director and writer, and how this relationship is a unique dynamic within the film-making community.

Book your seats early!

Bette in Dublin

30th May 2008

During the month of June the IFI in Temple Bar, Dublin is running a season of films entitled: “Bette Davis: More Deadly Than the Male”. It includes screenings of some of her famous films such as Jezebel, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, and All About Eve.

Jordan Interviews Ullmann

30th May 2008

At 17.30 today the IFI will show Faithless, which is directed by Liv Ullmann from a script by the late Ingmar Bergman. The event is sponsored by FÁS/Screen Training Ireland.

After the screening Neil Jordan will conduct a public interview with Liv Ullmann.

Short Scripts Awards 08

29th May 2008

Filmbase has announced the latest winners of the Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Award scheme.

There were over 220 scripts received in January, but the three awards will go to:

  • Crossword: Hugh Travers (writer), Vincent Gallagher (director) & Claire McCaughley (producer)
  • Free Chips Forever: Claire Dix (writer/director) & Freya McKenzie (producer)
  • Star Struck: Emma Teck (writer/director) & Bryan O’Brien (co-producer)

Each successful team will receive €10,000 in cash with matching equipment deals towards their productions.

Workshops at Bantry

29th May 2008

The West Cork Literary Festival will run from July 6 – 12 in Bantry, and features a slew of activites and events involving writers from many different disciplines.

There are two five-day workshops that should be of interest to members. Each one costs €175:

  • Writing for the Stage by Veronica Coburn, which will take place every morning from 9.30 – 12.30 in Ardscoil Phobal, Chapel Street, Bantry. The working ethos of the workshop will be that of a theatrical rehearsal room. Each session will begin with games and a physical warm up. Each session will have a particular writing focus. Participants will be required to write during the session or in their own time for the next day. Participants will also be expected to share their work and engage in group discussion. They should come prepared to write, talk, argue, discuss, improvise, play games and have fun.Applicants should send in a biography and a brief statement of why they are interested in the workshop.
  • Screenwriting by Jeffrey Caine, which will take place in Ardscoil Phobal, Chapel Street, Bantry every afternoon from 14.30 – 16.30. Students are invited to submit the opening ten pages of an original screenplay. These will form the basis of the week’s discussion in an attempt to identify the desirable elements in the first ten pages of a screenplay and how they should be ordered and presented for best effect: those elements that will entice a busy reader to finish reading your script and the absence of which will cause him or her to pick up somebody else’s script instead. That’s all there is to it. That’s all there is to getting your screenplay properly considered.

Details about how to apply for the workshops can be obtained by emailing or by phoning : +353-27-61157.