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Shortlisted Finalists for Screenplay Award at Catalyst International Film Festival

19th March 2021

The Catalyst International Film Festival in association with the Writers Guild of Ireland (WGI) are delighted to announce the shortlisted finalists for the inaugural Screenplay Award for short film.

The shortlisted screenplays and writers are:

Sherry Trifle – Graham Molloy and Mo O’Connell

Focail Baile Croí – Katie McNeice

High Tea – Miriam Devitt

Abide With Me – Róisín Kearney

Shadow – Aisling Corristine

Divine Interventions – Shannon Welby

Butterfly Mountain – Helen Adams

The shortlisted screenplays will be considered by the jury of award winning screen winning writers:

Mark O’Halloran, Ailbhe Keogan, Paddy Slattery and Juanita Wilson

There will be a cash prize of €1,000 for the winner along with membership of WGI for a year, a trophy and book voucher. The runner up will receive a cash prize of €200 and membership of WGI for a year along with a trophy.

Jennifer Davidson, Chair of the Writers’ Guild of Ireland said, “I was delighted that we were able to support the Catalyst International Film Festival Screenwriting Award. It’s so important to see festivals champion screenwriting and screenwriters, and particularly a festival like Catalyst that has equality and diversity at its core. Awards like these are so important to writers, at any stage of their career, and I’m excited to see the talent that this award will highlight.”

Speaking about the award Festival Founder, Susan Liddy; “We are delighted with the response to Catalyst’s first Short Script Award and grateful to an outstanding jury in Mark O’Halloran, Juanita Wilson, Paddy Slattery and Ailbhe Keogan. Our thanks also to the Writers Guild of Ireland and particularly its chair, Jennifer Davidson, for supporting this inaugural award.”

The Catalyst International Film Festival will host the 2nd edition of the festival from Limerick via Eventive on 19th/20th March 2021, presenting a film programme that celebrates diverse stories and storytellers currently under-represented on screen and behind the camera.

UPDATE:

Best Short Screenplay:

Winner – Focail Baile Croí  (Katie McNeice)

Runner Up – Butterfly Mountain (Helen Adams)

Special Mention – High Tea (Miriam Devitt)

New Screenplay Award

21st January 2021

The Catalyst International Film Festival in association with the Writers Guild of Ireland (WGI) have announced a new Screenplay Award for short film.

The Catalyst International Film Festival will host the 2nd edition of the festival in Limerick in March 2021, presenting a film programme that prioritises stories and storytellers currently under-represented on screen and behind the camera. The festival is currently planning a hybrid version of the festival with online and in person events subject to Covid 19 restrictions.

The festival has partnered with the WGI in establishing this screenplay award. There will be a cash prize of €1,000 for the winner along with membership of WGI for a year and a trophy and book voucher. The runner up will receive a cash prize of €200 and membership of WGI for a year along with a trophy. The story, themes and/or characters of the screenplay should reflect the ethos of Catalyst International Film Festival – reflecting aspects of gender equality, diversity and/or inclusion.

The deadline for submissions is 8th February.

Full details of the short screenplay award along with terms and conditions can be found here. Submissions should be made via Film Freeway only.

2011 ZeBBie Award Winners

13th May 2011

ZeBBie AwardsThe winners of the 2011 ZeBBie Awards were announced last night at a glittering Ceremony in the Sugar Club in Dublin:

Best Television Script
Stuart Carolan for Love/Hate

Best Radio Script
Tom Murphy for A Whistle in the Dark

Best Theatre Script
Michael West for Freefall

Best Feature Film Script
Conor Horgan for One Hundred Mornings

Best Short Film Script
Michael Creagh for The Crush

The crowd was entertained with music to start, which was followed by the awards ceremony. Senator David Norris was the splendid Master of Ceremonies for the night, ably assisted by the hilarious comedian Gary Cook.

Congratulations to the winners and all the nominees!

There was an astounding magician to entertain the crowd afterwards. Later on boxes of Domino’s Pizzas arrived, and in another act of magic they vanished almost immediately.

Many thanks to everyone who came along for making it a great night. We’re looking forward to the 2012 ZeBBies already!

FilmOffaly Award 2011

28th March 2011

FilmbaseFilmOffaly in association with Filmbase present the FilmOffaly Award 2011.

FilmOffaly has announced the 3rd FilmOffaly Award developed to foster creative, resourceful filmmaking in Offaly. They are looking for unique, original stories by talented new filmmakers, professional and novice alike. The only stipulation is that the filming must take place in Offaly!

There will be one award to one successful applicant.

The winning applicant will receive

  • €8,000 towards the cost of their production
  • 1-year’s Filmbase membership to the Writer, Producer and Director of the winning film
  • A 50% discount on production equipment and/or editing facilities from Filmbase for the project
  • Filmbase’s production insurance to cover the shoot
  • A premier in Tullamore Omniplex Cinema

The award will be based on a two stage application process.

Download the application form and guidelines on www.filmoffaly.ie

Stage One
Please submit a script including 500 word synopsis of the film project.

Screenplays/treatments from any genre, style, topic or perspective will be considered and judged on its merits regarding the quality of the material along with interviews and re-writes with/by the Applicant/s

Closing date: 3pm on Friday, 6 May 2011.

FilmOffaly
Offaly County Council
Charleville Road
Tullamore
Co. Offaly
Phone: 057 935 7400
Email: filmoffaly@offalycoco.ie

Blue Teapot Project

23rd March 2011

Blue TeapotAs part of the innovative Arts and Disability Networking Pilot in Galway, the Blue Teapot Theatre Company is offering professional playwrights/screenwriters a unique opportunity to create a new work to be performed by an ensemble group of eight actors with intellectual disabilities.

Integral to this project, will be the writer’s ability to absorb the actors’ unique connection to the spoken and written word. Although, this is not a devising project, we require that the writer be able to attend and lead developmental workshops with the company in Galway to explore this connection.

Ultimately we wish to see a work developed for the screen, but as a first stage, the premiere of the piece will be presented as a live performance reading in September & October 2011.

It is our intention to see this work developed into a short film in 2012, subject to future funding.

This project is also supported by Fishamble: The New Play Company. Gavin Kostick, Literary Manager, will provide developmental and dramaturgical support to the writer and Blue Teapot Theatre Company.

CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY

  • Be an established, professional writer based in Ireland
  • Attend and participate in a series of meetings & development workshops with Blue Teapot company actors and director and dramaturge, May/June 2011
  • Attend rehearsed public readings of new work – September & October 2011
  • The script to be of forty minutes duration, maximum (25 pages).
  • Rehearsal draft of script to be delivered by 15th September 2011.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Statement of Interest
Please answer, briefly, the following two questions in your statement for consideration.

  1. Why does this project appeal to you?
  2. In what way might your own artistic practice be enhanced by working with theatre practitioners with intellectual disabilities?

Please email Statement of Interest, short sample of previous work & CV to admin@blueteapot.ie .

Deadline 15th April 2011

DECISION & FEES

Blue Teapot may invite a limited number of writers to meet the group as part of the decision making process.

The selected writer will receive a fee in line with professional theatre standards.

Blue Teapot will provide for travel, accommodation and a per diem as part of the workshop process.

For further information, please contact Petal Pilley, Director, Blue Teapot Theatre 091 520 977 or email director@blueteapot.ie

This new writing project is being funded through the Arts & Disability Networking Pilot (Phase 2), a partnership between Arts Council, Arts & Disability Ireland and Galway City and County Councils.  The initiative is to pilot a new model of developing local capacity in the area of arts and disability in Ireland.