Archive for February 5th, 2009

Wexford Awards 09

5th February 2009

Wexford County Council’s Arts Department is accepting applications from artists resident in County Wexford for the 2009 Artist Bursary Award Scheme.

Six Artform Awards, valued at €5,000 each, are available in for the following disciplines: Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Literature, Drama & Theatre studies, Film.

Wexford City Council is also offering two Education / Training Awards valued at €5,000 each open to artists practicing in any artform.

The deadline for submissions is 5 pm, Thursday, 26th February, 2009.

Niko Gets Stars

5th February 2009

The Finish Film Foundation reports on the winners of the Finnish Oscars, known as the Jussi Awards.

The Best Script Award went to Hannu Tuomainen & Marteinn Thorisson for the children’s animated feature Niko & The Way to the Stars. It also won the prestigious Best Film Award. The film was co-directed by Michael Hegner and Kari Juusonen, and co-produced by Magma Films in Galway and Anima Vitae in Finland.

Screenwriter Marteinn has been living and working in Galway for 12 years.