Archive for February 10th, 2010

IFB at Berlin

10th February 2010

The Irish Film Board will have a stand (number 05) this year, with Film Holland, at the forthcoming European Film Market (Feb 11- 21) at Berlinale.

Simon Perry, Chief Executive, Alan Maher, Production Executive, and Louise Ryan, Marketing Executive of the IFB will be staffing the stand during the Market and will welcome appointments made in advance.

Their contact details are on the web site.

Fingal Writers Competition

10th February 2010

Writers living in the Fingal area might be interested in a writing opportunity courtesy of the Arts Office of Fingal County Council.


As part of an existing for art scheme project, artist Brian Duggan wishes to commission three short texts for a publication, to accompany / in parallel to his project O Machine, O Machine.

The Brief

This an open brief asking writers to respond to the theme Three Thousand and Nine , this projected view of the future can be taken from many perspectives, from the broad world view or an object, place, people, specific viewpoint, it leaves room for both a philosophical enquiry or a personal story. The brief extends to include fictional, imaginative, realist, crime, science fiction, drama, documentary and any other type of genre text.

The Opportunity

Three winning entries will be selected by an expert panel chaired by the artist and given a remuneration of €333 each.

The closing Date for entries is 17 March 2010, and further information on how to apply is available from the web site.