Archive for April 16th, 2009

Hirst at NFS

16th April 2009

The National Film School (NFS), in association with Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, is hosting a conversation between the screenwriter/producer Michael Hirst and Roger Greene from the Department of Film & Media at the NFS.

Screenwriter Michael Hirst’s credits include: Pat O’Connor’s Fools of Fortune; Simon Callow’s Ballad of the Sad Cafe; István Szabó’s Meeting Venus; and Shekhar Kapur’s Elizabeth and Elizabeth : The Golden Age. He is perhaps best known for creating, writing and executive producing The Tudors.

The event will take place on Tuesday 21 April, and will be held in Room C026, Carriglea Building, IADT, Dun Laoghaire at 5.30 pm.


16th April 2009

DARE2BDRINKAWARE is a digital film competition which challenges 3rd level students to creatively explore the relationship between Irish culture and drinking. The competition, which originated as a pilot project in 2007, is sponsored by, and run by the Digital Hub Development Agency.

In addition to a cash prize DARE2BDRINKAWARE offers students with an interest in film-making an excellent opportunity to develop their skills. Participants also have the chance to network, meet with industry professionals and gain valuable advice.

The Shortlisted Teams in the 2008 / 2009 competition are:

  • Bag Productions – Coláiste Dhúlaigh and Dublin City University – for their film, ‘Flaws in the Glass’
  • Craiceáilte – Trinity College Dublin – for their film, ‘28 Drinks Later’
  • The Final Four – Cavan Institute – for their film, ‘The Last Night’
  • Michelle Lovelle Glynn – Athlone Institute of Technology – for her film, ‘Drinkorexic’
  • Gobias Industries – Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology – for their film, ‘On The Cutting Room Floor’
  • Leddy Productions – Dublin City University – for their film, ‘Choices’
  • Mmm, I Like That Productions – Athlone Institute of Technology – for their film, ‘A Simple Choice’
  • Spraoi Productions – University College Dublin – for their film, ‘The Cure’
  • Thundercat Productions – Dublin City University – for their film, ‘On The Rocks’
  • Unit People Productions – NUI Maynooth – for their film, ‘Too Many Units’

The public can view the films, and vote on their favourite.

Script Editor Wanted

16th April 2009

Tá Ros na Rún ag lorg Eagarthóir Scripte
Beidh an duine seo freagrach as próiseas scéalaíochta Ros na Rúin. Beidh siad freagrach chomh maith as foireann scríbhneoirí agus rannóg scripte a spreagadh, a stiúradh agus a bhainistiú.

Bronnfar tuarastal cuí ar an té a roghnófar ag brath ar a t(h)aithí.

Sa Spidéal a bheidh an post seo lonnaithe.

Seol d’iarratas ar ríomhphost chuig leiriuchain[AT]

Script Editor required for Ros na Rún
Ros na Rún, the Irish language soap/drama broadcast on TG4 are looking for applicants for the role of Script Editor.

The successful candidate will have the ability to motivate a large team of storyliners, writers and manage the output of a busy script department.

Salary is negotiable depending of the level of experience of the candidate.

The position is based An Spidéal, Co. Galway.

Please apply via email to: info[AT]