Archive for July 27th, 2010

Signatures Deadline Extended

27th July 2010 by Maura McHugh

SignaturesBord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) has extended the deadline for entries for its short film scheme Signatures until Friday 3rd September 2010.

Signatures is a new short film scheme for the making of live-action, fiction films that act as a proving-ground for Irish creative talents aspiring to write, direct and produce films for the cinema.

The scheme aims to encourage strong, original storytelling, visual flair, and production values appropriate to the big screen. The scheme also offers an opportunity for producers, directors and writers to work in a professional environment that will bring their experience up to a higher level.

Films may be made in Irish or English.

Application guidelines and submission forms are available on the web site.

NCFA Day of Action

27th July 2010 by Maura McHugh

National Campaign for the ArtsThe National Campaign for the Arts is organising a National Day of Action for arts and culture on Friday 17 September.

On this day art workers in every constituency around the country will meet their local TD. Amidst a nationwide media campaign, they will discuss with their local representatives the fundamental importance of the arts to Ireland’s economic recovery.

You can get involved:

  • Join the arts workers group on Facebook in the constituency where you are registered to vote
  • As part of this group, write to your TDs requesting a meeting on Friday 17 September
  • Take part in the meetings and events on the day

In addition every constituency is putting together a list of people who are registered to vote in that constituency and who work in the arts (even if your work is based in another constituency).

This is a powerful tool when meeting TDs and Councillors. Jobs in their constituency matter! Be sure to give the constituency organiser your address so we have an accurate constituency database.

One of the more active constituency groups is the Dublin South Central Arts Workers, which has its own blog as well as Facebook page and meets regularly. To join and help make a difference email: dublinsouthcentralartsworkers (at)