Archive for March 18th, 2009

Ireland at MIPTV 2009

18th March 2009 by Maura McHugh

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/ the Irish Film Board has announced that it will partner with Enterprise Ireland to host the Ireland on Screen stand at MIPTV in Cannes, France from 30 March – 3 April.

MIPTV is an international market for media and entertainment industries which features exhibitions, conferences and networking opportunities. It is expected that up to 13,500 participants from 111 countries composed of buyers, exhibitors, and professionals from television, film, advertising and the digital media realms will attend the market.

Guardian Film Comp Winner

18th March 2009 by Maura McHugh

In October The Guardian announced a competition in which playwright Mark Ravenhill challenged Guardian readers to make a YouTube film inspired by his surreal short story “Old School People“.

Dominic Currie won the competition with his short film “Machine Time”.

Also available on the web site is an interview between Mark Ravenhill and Dominic Currie about the competition and the making of Currie’s short film.