Archive for February 5th, 2010

Storyland Voting Open

5th February 2010 by Maura McHugh

The second webisodes of the five RTÉ Storyland series are now on the web site, and voting is open.

The results of the viewers poll be will be announced on the 17th February, and the four surviving projects will advance into the next round.

Tony Doyle Short-List

5th February 2010 by Maura McHugh

The BBC has announced the short-list for the 2010 Tony Doyle Bursary Award:

  • Murder in the Lakelands by Patrick Nash
  • Only One Problem by David Ireland
  • The Dealer of Ballynafeigh by Rosemary Jenksinson
  • A Pocket Full of Honour by Raymond Tierney
  • The Pilgrimage by Chris Boyle
  • East Side Princess by Vanessa Pope
  • Christie by Chris Croucher & Mark Benyon

Script Out Loud in Galway

5th February 2010 by Maura McHugh

The Galway Film Centre is running a one-day screenwriting workshop called “Script Out Loud” on Saturday, 27th February, which will be taught by David Keating.

David wrote and directed The Last of the High Kings (Miramax), starring Jared Leto, Gabriel Byrne and Christina Ricci. His latest feature, Wake Wood (Hammer/Vertigo/IFB), will be released in 2010 and stars Aiden Gillen (The Wire), Eva Birthistle (Ae Fond Kiss) and Timothy Spall (The Damn United, Sweeney Todd).

This one-day workshop will help screenwriters advance their material by exploring it ‘off the page’. Participants will act out each other’s work and tutor, David Keating will guide writers to improve their dialogue, action and scene descriptions. All participants will do a small amount of preparation which will be sent to you in advance. This will include writing 1 or 2 pages of script and analysing at according to conflict, exposition and needs/wants of characters. You can bring a camera and ask someone to film your work being acted out, if you want.

The cost of the workshop is €100 unwaged / €130 waged.

ICCL Film Awards Call for Work

5th February 2010 by Maura McHugh

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has announced its second Human Rights Film Awards

Individual film students, filmmakers, and/ or those with a strong interest in human rights are invited to submit an original short film focusing on a particular human rights-related issue in, or related to, Ireland.

The aim of the Human Rights Film Awards is to provide film students, filmmakers and those working in human rights with an opportunity to contribute to human rights discourse in Ireland, grappling with issues which affect some of the most vulnerable members of Irish society through the medium of film.

Through the Human Rights Film Awards, the ICCL hopes to raise public awareness about human rights in an Irish context, bringing attention to inequalities which exist today and inspiring others to work towards solutions, creating in a more equitable society.

Each film must be original, up to a maximum of 15 minutes in length, and can be in any form, be it live action, animation, fiction, drama or documentary.

The application deadline is Friday, 16 April 2010, and further information on the competition rules is available from the web site.