Archive for October 2nd, 2008

Cork’s Festival Lineup

2nd October 2008

Yesterday’s Irish Independent has a good overview of this year’s Cork Film Festival, which will run from 12-19 October.

The 53rd festival will offer film buffs an exciting programme of events which include big-budget films, world cinema, independent films, international documentaries, a showcase of Irish work and short films from all over the world.

The festival programme will also include special events such as drive-in movies and ‘live cinema’.

Cork ranks as one of the oldest film festivals in the world and now attracts entries from more than 3,500 film-makers worldwide each year.

The city is also renowned for having one of the most prestigious categories for short films — a section that dates back to the festival’s establishment in the Savoy Cinema in 1956.

Reel Art

2nd October 2008

Reel Art is an Arts Council scheme–in association with Filmbase and the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival–designed to allow film artists the opportunity to craft creative and imaginative documentaries on an artistic theme.

Reel Art will support three films with a grant of up to €80,000 per project. Reel Art films will be made for theatrical exhibition and will be premiered at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in February 2010.

A successor to the Documenting the Arts scheme, Reel Art will support projects that explore the arts in a visually exciting and creative way. A key aim of Reel Art is to complement, rather than replicate, the documentary and other funding programmes offered by the Arts Council, broadcasters and funding agencies in Ireland. It offers film artists a unique opportunity to make documentary art films that would not otherwise get made.

The treatment of subjects for Reel Art must be imaginative and aesthetically-driven. While biographical projects will be considered, proposals that offer a creative and filmic interpretation of their subject will be prioritised for support. Films may be in Irish, English or bilingual. Applicants must be in a position to deliver completed projects on or before 1 December 2009.

The deadline for applications is 17:00 on Wednesday, 5 November 2008. Forms and further information are available on the web site.