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2018 GFF Special Events

4th July 2018 by Maura McHugh

There are two special events taking place at next week’s 2018 Galway Film Fleadh that will be of interest:

What do European Screenwriters Earn?
2 pm on Friday, 13 July in The Camus Suite, The Harbour Hotel, New Dock Road, Galway

David Kavanagh, Chief Executive of the Writers’ Guild of Ireland, will give a presentation about the results of a FSE/FERA recent survey detailing the income and working life of screenwriters across Europe.

Please RSVP to info @ script.ie.

All welcome and join us for a drink afterwards!

Accelerating Gender Equality
2 pm on Saturday, 14 July in The Galway Rowing Club, 10 Waterside, Galway

This Accelerating Gender Equality discussion panel is organised by the Equality Action Committee (EAC) of the Writers’ Guild of Ireland & Screen Directors Guild of Ireland, and Women in Film and Television Ireland.

There will be introductory remarks by filmmaker Liz Gill (Goldfish Memory), followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dr Susan Liddy (Lecturer, MIC Limerick). Members of the panel will include David Collins (Producer, Samson Films), Dr Annie Donna (Chair of Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland), Orla O’Connor (Director of National Women’s Council of Ireland) and Michael O’Keefe (CEO of Broadcasting Authority of Ireland).

All welcome!


New Director Wanted for Kerry Film Festival

21st June 2011 by Maura McHugh

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 jason@kerryfilmfestival.com

To apply please send a CV and cover letter via email to jason@kerryfilmfestival.com 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.

Galway Fleadh Masterclass

17th June 2011 by Maura McHugh

Galway Film Fleadh 2011The Galway Film Fleadh in association with IFTA are delighted to announce the Screenwriter-in-Residence programme: Gill Dennis is a man who ‘knows that the way to learn is to listen, and to ask the questions that will find the heart of the subject. He starts at the heart of his subject, no matter how difficult and moves to the center with unerring accuracy. He’s an expert communicator, which serves him both as a teacher and writer.’.

Gill studied screenwriting with Frank Daniel at The American Film Institute and in the past ten years, he has mentored over a new generation of filmmakers there, including Jonathan Levine (The Wackness), Jacob Estes (Mean Creek) and Goran Dukic (Wristcutters). He has also conducted workshops throughout the US, Europe and Australia. His work covers all genres from the multi-award-winning story of Johnny Cash in Walk The Line (2005) to the cult classic Return To Oz (1985) and many others along the way. Gill’s tremendous talent drew the attention of some of Hollywood’s finest, such as Francis Ford Coppola, Sam Peckinpah, James Mangold, Caleb Deschanel, Ed Harris, Azazel Jacobs, Frank Pierson, and Victor Nunez and he was asked to work on scripts as diverse as Apocalypse Now, Pollock and The Black Stallion.

Gill is currently Master Filmmaker in Residence at the American Film Institute.

Gill Dennis’s writing credits include:

He wrote the documentaries The Man on Lincoln’s Nose (2001) and A Few Notes On Our Food Problem (1968), both nominated for Long Form Academy Awards. He has two screenplays presently in pre-production; Spanish Blood (written with the director Azazel Jacobs) and Forever (written with the director Tatia Pilieva).

In other guises, he played the Sergeant in Azazel Jacobs’ The Good Times Kid (2005) and has won the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for Distinguished Direction in theatre.

Gill will be giving us an insight into his collaborating and rewriting skills whilst also focusing on how stories are discovered, discussed and structurally examined. He will be giving a masterclass for screenwriters (script editors and producers are also invited to attend) at this year’s fleadh as well as giving one-on-one consults to individual screenwriters.

The Master Class will take place at 2pm on Wednesday the 6th of July: in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway and costs €50. For further information or to apply for a place, contact Brónagh Keys at 091-562200 or email: masterclasses@galwayfilmfleadh.com

Please note places are limited. Deadline for applications: Friday the 24th of June.

London Comedy Writers Festival

30th March 2011 by Maura McHugh

London Comedy Writers Festival

The London Screenwriters’ Festival team is running a Spring Genre Comedy Festival for TV, Film and Radio Professionals, called the London Comedy Writers Festival.

It will comprise of an entire weekend dedicated to writing comedy for the screen with one day of seminars and one day of networking.

It will feature:

  • 400 professional delegates
  • 50 expert speakers
  • 30 empowering events

Dates: 9 – 10 April
Ticket price: £149
Venue: The London College of Film, Media and Performance at Regents College.

More information about the festival is available from the web site.

P.S. If you’re looking for a discount then courtesy of Irish screenwriter Danny Stack and his Scriptwriting in the UK blog, you can get £25 off the ticket price by using discount code: ScriptwritingUK.

JDIFF 2011

26th January 2011 by Maura McHugh

JDIFF

The programme for the 2011 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival was announced last night, and will present 130 films plus special events, panel discussions, public interviews and industry masterclasses, with special guests at the festival including Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen, Kevin Spacey, Richard Ayoade, Ken Loach, Jim Loach, Guillaume Canet, Harry Shearer, Timothy Spall, Aiden Gillen, Eva Birthistle, George Nolfi, Fiona Glascott and Andrew Scott.

Commenting on the programme, Festival Director Grainne Humphreys said: “I’m incredibly honoured to unveil this years’ film festival programme – It’s a world class line up, with premières of the best of international cinema, seasons of new work from Romania and Latin America, a fantastic line up of new Irish cinema, some classic films back on the big screen and a very special line up of guests.”

Events of interest to our members include a Screenwriting Panel on the 19 February, which will feature Brendan McCarthy (Wake Wood), Thomas Hefferon (The Pool), Brian O’Malley (Crossing Salween), Carmel Winters (Snap), and will be chaired by Barry Dignam of Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (DLIADT). There is also a Masterclass on Approaches to Interactive Storytelling given by Charles Cecil on 23 February, which looks at the intersection between computer gaming and filmmaking, which will be chaired by Hugh McAtamney, the Course Chair MS c in Digital Games at Dublin Institute of Technology.

The festival programme can be downloaded from the web site.