Archive for November 3rd, 2010

Below ZERO

3rd November 2010 by Maura McHugh

Below ZEROThe European Documentary Network is running an international pitching session for documentary projects focusing on life above the Arctic Circle, entitled Below ZERO.

No matter where you are based you are welcome to submit your documentary projects concerning all aspects relating to this subject matter. The deadline for submitting your project is on November 29, 2010.

Below ZERO seeks a wide range of documentary projects on all subjects related to life above the Arctic Circle. These can be projects focusing on culture, environment, resources, politics, climate changes and indigenous peoples as well as general human stories.

Filmmakers from all over the World are welcome to submit projects for Below ZERO. Stories with a broad international market appeal are preferred. From the submitted project proposals a maximum of 12 projects will be selected for participation. The working language will be English.

The programme for Below ZERO will consist of:

- a pre-pitching workshop where the selected projects will be developed under guidance from experienced international experts from the documentary business. The workshop will focus on how the projects can be developed in the best possible direction and how the presentation of the project can be optimized

- a pitching session where each project will be pitched in seven minutes for a panel of international financiers and possible future collaborators. The pitch will be followed by a brief round of feedback from the panel and individual meetings between filmmakers and financiers

- networking events to encourage future collaborations between organisations, financiers, producers and filmmakers.

Financiers for the pitching panel

The financiers present for the pitching panel will be a combination of leading European broadcasters, national film institutes and regional film funds. Soon we will add names of the financiers, who have confirmed their participation for Below ZERO.

Details on how to apply are available on the web site.

Lir’s Irish Roadshow

3rd November 2010 by Maura McHugh

The LirThe Lir, the new Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin, will be running courses from September 2011.

It will be offering a Bachelor in Acting, and a Diploma in Stage Management and Technical Theatre, with a further undergraduate course, Diploma in Stage Management and Technical Theatre in September 2012 (recruitment will begin in November 2011).

It’s also expected to offer the first of its postgraduate courses, a Master in Fine Art (Playwriting) in November 2010 (to commence in September 2011), followed by further MFA specialisms in Directing, Lighting Design and Stage Design to commence in 2013.

To promote the academy and courses The Lir is bringing a roadshow around the country. It will visit:

  • Druid Lane Theatre, Galway, November 6th, 2pm-6pm
  • Cork Arts Theatre, November 13th, 2pm-6pm
  • Brian Friel Theatre, Queen’s University, Belfast, November 27th, 2pm-6pm
  • Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin, December 4th, 1pm-5pm