Archive for September 9th, 2010

Day of Action Update

9th September 2010 by Maura McHugh

NCFAOn the National Day of Action, Friday September 17, 2010, arts workers in every constituency around the country will meet their local TDs to put the campaign demands before their public representatives.

Please join the Facebook group that represents your constituency. More than 60 TDs, including the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport and the Taoiseach, have already agreed to meetings. By joining the Facebook group in your constituency you strengthen those attending the meetings.

As well as this NCFA members are hosting a series of events – flash mobs, talks, demonstrations, live art – around the country to further highlight to the government, and the general public, the important role the arts plays in the nation’s economic, social and civic recovery.

Find out what’s going on in your area and participate. Let’s make some noise!

You can keep up-to-date with all the news about the National Day of Action on the website for the National Campaign for the Arts, or on the Facebook page for the group.

Sheffield Doc/Fest’s pitch competition

9th September 2010 by Maura McHugh

The Sheffield Doc/Fest’s Pitch Competitions offer the chance to win money and opportunities in several categories:

  • Channel 4 First Cut Pitch – Win a 10-12 week placement to direct a half-hour film with a £50,000 budget
  • Current TV Series Pitch – Win £2.5k of development funding from Current TV for innovative documentary series
  • Wellcome Trust Pitch – win £10k for projects that are unconventional and employ inventive ways of communicating science.
  • WorldView Pitch – win £10k towards docs being made by emerging filmmakers and media students that will raise awareness of the developing world.
  • Why Poverty? Pitch – win the chance to screen as part of Storyville’s Why Poverty? season
  • BCS Digital Revolutions – Win up to £10k by telling us how technology has changed your life
  • Seize The Future Crowd Funding Pitch – win however much the crowd donates!
  • Specialist Factual New Talent Pitch – win the chance to develop your SF presenting careers with broadcasters, production companies, agents and funders and make a development film in house at Discovery Channel Europe
  • The Shed Internship – win a 9 month PAID internship at Shed Media, at Watershed TV, the factual entertainment division of Shed

All of these pitches have different rules and regulations, so pay close attention to the information, but applicants can enter as many of them as they like.