Archive for December 4th, 2008

NI Conference Fund

4th December 2008 by Maura McHugh

Northern Ireland Screen is looking for applications for its Markets, Festivals & Conference Fund.

This element of the Screen Fund is designed to assist NI talent with financial support to attend appropriate markets, festivals and conferences. A key principle of the fund is that a visit should lead to activity in a range of areas including sales, promotion, co-production, advancement of skills and expertise and should have a positive impact on the film, television and new media sectors.

Single grants can be awarded of up to 50% of the total eligible costs or £1,500, whichever is the lesser amount. However, from 2007 Northern Ireland Screen has introduced a new strand to this fund whereby we will make a contribution against a company‚Äôs annual marketing plan of up to £5,000 or 50% of the total cost of the annual marketing plan, whichever is the lesser amount. Multi-event applications must be for attendance at 3 or more events.

All applications for Northern Ireland Screen funding must be matched in cash from the applicant company or from another private source. Please note that Northern Ireland Screen funding cannot be matched with other grant funding from either Northern Ireland Screen or other public sector

Foyle Winners 08

4th December 2008 by Maura McHugh

The Foyle Film Festival announced the winners of the Light In Motion (LIM) Film Awards last Saturday.

As usual, the writers of the films were omitted in the press release, so I’ve hunted down that information and ensured all the details are correct.

Best Feature Film: Kisses
Written and directed by Lance Daly

Special Mention: Hounddog
Written and directed by Deborah Kampmeier

Best Documentary: One Water
Directed by Sanjeev Chatterjee

Best Irish Short: “The Door”
Written and directed by Juanita Wilson

Special Mention: “The Silver Bow”
Written and directed by Robert Manson

Special Mention: “Martin”
Written and directed by Sean Branigan

Best International Short: “Veglia” (“Wake”)
Written and directed by Michele Rho

Special Mention: “Love You More”
Written by Patrick Marber
Directed by Sam Taylor-Wood

Best Animation: “French Roast”
Written and directed by Fabrice O. Joubert

Special Mention: “En Agosto” (“In August”)
Written and directed by Andrés Barrientos and Carlos Andrés Reyes

Special Mention: “La Vita Nuova”
Written by Arnaud Demuynck
Directed by Christophe Gautry and Arnaud Demuynck