Archive for July 29th, 2010

Real Deal Podcasts

29th July 2010 by Maura McHugh

If you missed out on attending the Real Deal at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh, which took place in the Radisson on Thursday 8th July, you can now listen to the podcasts on Bord Scannán na hÉireann/ the Irish Film Board’s Media Hub.

This year’s Real Deal comprised of two separate sessions:

  • A Morning Debate – What’s Your Story?  And Why?

The morning session of the Real Deal was a free-for-all, round table debate among producers and anyone working in independent film discussing a wide range of topics such as genre, adaptation, auteurism, 3-D, edginess and how our choices are changing in the face of new realities.

Chaired by: Simon Perry (IFB)
Presented by the IFB in association with Ateliers du Cinéma Européen

  • An Afternoon Conversation – Drawing From The Script

This session discussed the content of animated films with special guests, world-class animators, Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson of Pixar Animation.  Lee is the director of Toy Story 3; he also co-directed Monsters, Inc and Finding Nemo and worked as editor on Toy Story and A Bug’s Life.  Meanwhile Darla produced Toy Story 3 and previously produced A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc and Cars.

Chaired by: Darragh O’Connell (Brown Bag Films)
Presented by the IFB in association with Animation Ireland

Free Your Film

29th July 2010 by Maura McHugh

The Darklight Festival has announced the details of this year’s challenge: Sony Ericsson’s ‘Free Your Film’.

Sony Ericsson are collaborating with Darklight to find three aspiring filmmakers. They’re offering a budget of €3000 to make a short film, which will be premièred on the opening night of the Darklight Film Festival. The films will also be given additional exposure by Darklight and Sony Ericsson.

Darklight will provide invaluable support from their expert guest producer, Katie Holly from Blinder Films. She has produced projects such as The Savage Eye, 100 Mornings and Sensations.

Sony Ericsson will also provide a HD video camera to make the film – a Vivaz, the world’s smallest HD video camera phone – which the filmmakers get to keep.

Applicants should submit their ideas for a short film as a one page outline, which should include information on the theme, style and directorial approach.

Entries must also include a link to a showreel of previous work – links to YouTube/Vimeo/personal website are all acceptable.

The submission deadline is Monday, 23rd August 2010.

The three finalists will be announced a week later on Monday, 30th August, and will have the month of September to shoot their film, which must be submitted for editing by Friday, 1st October 2010.

All information on how to apply is available on the web site.