Archive for September, 2008

Dublin Film Maker in Residence

26th September 2008

Dublin City Council, in association with the Arts Council, is inviting submissions of interest in the position of Film Maker in Residence.

The Residency is open to all creative filmmakers with a recognised qualification/ track record. The emphasis of the Residency will be on supporting the Filmmaker to develop his or her own practice. However, s/he will also be required to suggest ways in which s/he might interact with new audiences/ communities in Dublin City Neighbourhoods in a manner which best suits the skills of the residency holder (this may involve an equivalent time commitment of 100 hours in the year).

The Film Maker in Residence will be engaged for a period of one year on a Contract for Services basis and will be paid a fee of €25,000

To apply send:

  • A C.V. and supporting material.
  • A 2 page proposal of what you wish to achieve through the residency.
  • An outline of ways in which you might interact with new audiences/ communities in the Dublin City Neighbourhoods. A specific and detailed work plan based on the concept or possible approach for the year will be devised upon commencement.

The closing date is Friday 24th October 2008, and submissions should be sent to: The Arts Office, Dublin City Council, The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1.

BAFTA Rocliffe Forum

26th September 2008

According to the Writers Guild of Great Britain the BAFTA / Rocliffe New Writing Forum is accepting script submissions for its next session at BAFTA on the 13 November, 2008.

The BAFTA / Rocliffe New Writing forum is both a platform for new writing, and a networking event. Created in 2000, the original format selects three 7-8 minute script extracts – feature film, short film, television drama, sitcom, theatre, radio or sketches. The pieces are cast by a casting director, and rehearsed by professional actors and directors on the evening. A narrator sets the piece in context and the extracts are then performed to an industry audience of producers, development executives, directors, actors and literary agents.

Only two submissions per person will be accepted, and applicants must be able to attend the session in November. Send a hard copy of the following to Alex – Rocliffe Submissions, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN:

  • 10 minute Script extract (14 pages maximum) – each page must list your name, script title and page number. The script can be short film, feature, or television – please note we are not accepting theatre or radio scripts on this occasion.
  • Long synopsis – min 350 to a max of 500 words.
  • Short synopsis – max 50 words
  • Cast break down and outline of each character that appears in extract.
  • Introduction to provide context, outlining where the extract fits into the overall story and must clearly state whether the script is a feature, short, or television drama.
  • A short writing/industry relevant biography – 150 words max.
  • Only standard script formats will be accepted.
  • Please include your full contact details i.e. name, email and a contact telephone number on your biog page.

Further information about the Forum and how it operates is on the web site.

Write Here, Write Now Extended

25th September 2008

The Write Here, Write Now International Screenwriting Competition, which is organised by the Dublin International Film Festival, has extended its deadline, and will now close to submissions at 5pm on the 10th of October.

Applications forms can be downloaded from the web site.

Splanc! 2008

25th September 2008

TG4, the Arts Council, and Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board have opened for submissions for Splanc! 2008.

Splanc! 2008 will take an intimate look at film making in Ireland as a visual expression of Irish culture and will celebrate contemporary film makers, both in the Irish and English language. It will aim to take a broad and inclusive view of the art of film making and the evolution of film as an art form while bringing real artistic and cultural value to primetime television audiences. Submissions are invited for a series of films that will take an intimate look at all forms of storytelling on film in Ireland. Feature film, short film, TV drama, documentary, live action and animation works and all other forms of creative film work should be included.

The series is open to creative interpretation and might for instance take a chronological or thematic journey through the evolution of film making in Ireland. The art of the visual treatment of stories should be to the fore in all episodes to include extracts from the films and other works. Material should remain highly accessible for both festival and TV audiences.

Application forms are available from the TG4, Arts Council, or IFB web sites, and the deadline for entries is 5pm, 17th of November, 2008.

Free Theatre for Youth in UK

24th September 2008

The Stage reports that in the UK Culture secretary Andy Burnham has announced a new £2.5 million scheme that will give out a million free theatre tickets to under 26-year olds in 95 venues across England over a two-year period.

Launching the programme, Burnham said that it would mean “a whole new audience will get the chance to enjoy the best our theatre has to offer”. He added: “Theatres up and down the country will get the chance to work with us to provide a million free tickets to productions over the next two years. So it will be good for theatres, who will see their audience broaden, and it will be good for actors, who play at their best when performing to a full house.”

The programme, which has been developed from initial proposals for a free week of theatre suggested by the McMaster Report into excellence in the arts, will be operated by ACE.