Archive for June 10th, 2010

Splanc! 2010

10th June 2010 by Maura McHugh

Splanc!TG4 and the An Chomhairle Ealaíon/The Arts Council invite submissions for the 6th season of this innovative television documentary scheme that supports the creative exploration of the arts in Ireland.

This year the project aims to support a number of documentaries on a range of art forms for a series of programmes that will provide an insight into the arts and into the making of art in Ireland today.

All art forms are eligible for consideration and proposals for visually engaging programmes that take a fresh and compelling approach to their subject will be prioritised.

Proposals which would be more suitable for Imeall, TG4’s weekly arts review series, will not be considered for Splanc!

A total fund of €120,000 is available. Successful documentary projects may apply for additional financial support from other funding agencies if desired.

Ideas for single programmes or series will be considered. Half hour duration is preferred but the fund will consider hour long films on an exceptional basis. Projects will be selected by representatives of An Chomhairle Ealaíon/The Arts Council and TG4.

TG4 will administer the commissioning of the films and TG4’s Terms of Trade will apply. TG4, An Chomhairle Ealaíon/The Arts Council encourage the employment of film workers working through the Irish language.

  • Series Duration: Single programme or 4 x 25′ series.
  • Production Budget: €120,000
  • Format: Broadcast widescreen, 16:9 with English subtitles
  • Language Format: Irish language or bilingual – Irish and English

Submissions should be sent to TG4, Baile na hAbhann, Co. na Gaillimhe.

The deadline for receipt of submissions is 1pm Friday, 11 June 2010.

More information on how to apply is availabe on the web site.

It is expected that projects will be completed and available for broadcast on the TG4 primetime schedule in Spring 2011.