Archive for June, 2011

2011 ZeBBie Awards Video

24th June 2011

Here is a video of the highlights of the 2011 ZeBBie Awards Ceremony, which took place on May 12th in the Sugar Club in Dublin.

Sixty Second Stories

23rd June 2011

Sixty Second Stories

Sixty Second Stories is a global survey of cinematic storytelling from a new generation of filmmakers. Emerging filmmakers from all over the world are being asked to produce Sixty Second Stories – the best ninety stories will become a feature film. The feature will premiere at the 2012 Berlinale, before playing festivals around the world.

Deadline: 3rd October 2011

To find out more, download an entry form and preview some of the other films submitted so far, visit the Sixty Second Stories website

2011 AGM

22nd June 2011

IPSG LogoThe 9th Annual General Meeting of the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild will take place on Saturday June 25th at 2.30 pm at The Connection Suite, The Morgan Hotel, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

We’re delighted to announce that James Hickey, the new CEO of the Irish Film Board, will be giving a talk at the AGM, which I’m sure our members will find beneficial.

The AGM is also an opportunity for our members to discover the range of advocacy work in which the IPSG is engaged, as well as understanding more about the situation in Ireland regarding opportunities for playwrights and screenwriters.

We hope to see many of our members at the event.

It’s your Guild, so please participate in it!

New Director Wanted for Kerry Film Festival

21st June 2011

Kerry Film FestivalThe Kerry Film Festival is looking for a new full-time Festival Director. The role of the Kerry Film Festival Director is to maximise the impact of Kerry Film Festival. The new director will be charged with leading Kerry Film Festival forward and will have ultimate responsibility for all aspects of the festival including its planning, programming, marketing and financial well being.

The Kerry Film Festival Director will be employed in the Kerry Film Festival office in The Windmill, Blennerville, Tralee. This is a full-time position and salary will be in the region of 30K per annum.

A full job spec is available via email from

To apply please send a CV and cover letter via email to by July 1st citing KFF Director Position in the subject heading.

A shortlist of applicants will be drawn up and interviews will take place on Friday July 8th. Interviewees will be asked to present a 10 minute presentation on “The Future of Kerry Film Festival” at interview. The presentation will be followed by a 30 minute interview.

Directors in Dialogue

20th June 2011

The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland (SDGI) and the Irish Film Institute (IFI) have joined forces in a new partnership in support of Irish screen directors.

On 25th June the SDGI and the IFI launches a series of events called SDGI/IFI Directors in Dialogue that pairs up Irish and international directors to discuss their approaches to filmmaking with the first being a jet lag free visit to Paris on a Skype call with acclaimed Greek director Costa Gavras in conversation with fellow director/writer Conor Horgan (One Hundred Mornings). Directors and members of public will have a unique opportunity to engage in a dialogue with Mr. Gavras following the screening of his first American film Missing.

The screening of Missing followed by SDGI Directors in Dialogue with Costa Gavras and Conor Horgan takes place at 2.50pm on Saturday 25th June in the Irish Film Institute, Eustace Street, Dublin 2. It will be followed by the conversation between Costa Gavras and Conor Horgan at 5.15pm.