Archive for January 21st, 2010

BAFTA Nominees

21st January 2010 by Maura McHugh

BAFTA has announced its nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2010.

Following are the nominees for the two screenwriting awards.

Original Screenplay

  • The Hangover Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
  • The Hurt Locker Mark Boal
  • Inglourious Basterds Quentin Tarantino
  • A Serious Man Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
  • Up Bob Peterson, Pete Docter

Adapted Screenplay

  • District 9 Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell
  • An Education Nick Hornby
  • In The Loop Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
  • Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire Geoffrey Fletcher
  • Up In The Air Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner

A full list of the nominees in all categories is available on the web site.

IFB Awards

21st January 2010 by Maura McHugh

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) has announced the latest teams selected for the third round of Signatures and Reality Bites projects.

Signatures is a short film scheme for the making of live-action fiction films that act as a proving-ground for Irish creative talents. It is an opportunity for producers, directors and writers to work in a professional environment that will allow them to further their experience.

We received 108 applications and following a very competitive selection process the following five teams of filmmakers have been awarded funding for their project.

  • “Pentecost”, to be written and directed by Peter McDonald and produced by Eimear O’Kane for EMU Productions.
  • “This Is A Test”, to be written by Eoin Rogers, directed by RuairĂ­ Robinson and produced by Nick Ryan for Image Now Films.
  • “The Christening”, to be written and directed by Oonagh Kearney and produced by Rachel Lysaght for Underground Films.
  • “Shoe”, to be written and directed by Nick Kelly and produced by Seamus Byrne for Zanita Films.
  • “Crossing Salween”, to be written and directed by Brian O’Malley and produced by Gary Moore.

The Reality Bites scheme aims to encourage experimentation and a fresh approach to short non-fiction filmmaking, focusing on the use of the documentary form.

Over 40 applications were submitted for this scheme and the successful four projects are as follows.

  • “Collaboration Horizontale”, to be written and directed by Ciaran Cassidy and produced by Morgan Bushe for Fastnet Films.
  • “Blue Rinse”, to be written and directed by Matt Leigh and produced by Nodlag Houlihan.
  • “Needle Exchange”, to be written and directed by Colm Quinn and produced by Andrew Freedman for Venom Films.
  • “How Can I Play With What I Cannot Hear?”, to be written and directed by Hilary Fennell and produced by Martha O’Neill.

The Signatures and Reality Bites shorts will be premiere at the Cork Film Festival.