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WGI & SDGI Welcome Irish Film Board Statement on Gender Equality

22nd December 2015 by Maura McHugh

The Writers Guild of Ireland and the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland welcome today’s statement by the Irish Film Board on gender equality.

We congratulate the Board on its commitment to achieving 50/50 gender parity for writers and directors in feature film production within three years.

We have been pressing the Board on this important issue for a number of years. Recently the Equality Action Committee of the two guilds has been involved in fruitful discussions with the Film Board and we would like to thank Dr Annie Doona, acting Chair of the Board, in particular.

We look forward to working with the Board to measure progress towards the goal of parity, and to the introduction of additional measures, if necessary, to guarantee achievement of gender equality in the allocation of public funds for film production in Ireland.

Screen Directors Guild of Ireland
Birch Hamilton, Executive Director – birch (at) sdgi.ie
Writers Guild of Ireland
David Kavanagh, Executive Officer – david.kavanagh (at) script.ie

Members of the Equality Action Committee
Liz Gill, Dr Susan Liddy, Lauren Mackenzie, Marian Quinn

Irish Film 2015

21st January 2015 by Maura McHugh

WGI Chairman Thomas McLaughlin with the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphries (TD), at the recent launch by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board of its Irish Film, TV, and Animation production catalogue for 2015.

Gearrscannáin 2011

14th June 2011 by Maura McHugh

GearrscannainScéim nua í ‘Gearrscannáin’ a bhfuil sé mar sprioc aici gearrscannáin as Gaeilge a sholáthar, a mbeidh tarraingt acu do lucht féachana ginearálta. Tá sé mar chuspóir ag an scéim go spreagfaí stiúrthóirí úra chun dul i bpriacal, chun dushlán a thabhairt don lucht féachana agus chun téamaí suimiúla a rachaidh i bhfeidhm orthu a chur os a gcomhair. Cé gur chóir go mbeidh sé mar aidhm ag na scannáin freastal ar lucht féachana fairsing, ba chóir go mbeidh siad in ann grádú ‘faoi 15′ a bhaint amach. Ní mór gur bunscéalta as Gaeilge atá sna hiarratais. Ní ghlacfar le gearrscannáin a cuireadh chuig BSÉ/IFB i mBéarla cheana. Déanfar an scéim a sholáthar ar-líne den chuid is mó.

Is é an 8ú Íúil an spriocdháta don scéim ‘Gearrscannáin’

Líon na scannán 2
Fad: Timpeall 8 nóiméad
Buiséad: Uasmhéid de €10,000 in aghaidh an scannáin
Formáid: Aon fhormáid dhigiteach d’ardchaighdeán
Teanga: Gaeilge

Cé atá i dteideal

Tá an scéim seo oscailte roimh scannánóirí arbh fhéidir leo cumas iarratas a dhéanamh: stiúrthóireachta drámaíochta a thaispeáint, ach nach bhfuil gearrscannáin déanta acu cheana féin ach amháin sa choláiste. Má bhaineann iarratasóirí úsáid as seóspól an choláiste is ar éigean go raibh ról ábhartha acu sa ghearrscannán sin, i.e. má chuireann siad iarratas isteach mar stiúrthóir is ar éigean gur stiúraigh siad an gearrscannán atá le feiceáil ar an seóspól a théann leis an iarratas.

Níl an scéim seo oscailte roimh mic léinn lánaimseartha.

Nós Imeachta:

Ba chóir foirmeacha iarratais a íoslódáil ó láithreán gréasáin BSÉ/IFB, ba chóir iad a chomhlánú ina n-iomlán agus iad a sheoladh – maraon leis na hábhair bhreise ar fad atá á n-iarraidh – chuig ceannáras BSÉ/IFB i nGaillimh. (Ní féidir cur isteach ar mhaoiniú BSÉ/IFB ar facs nó ar líne). Ní dhéanfar próiseáil ar iarratais neamhiomlána.

Déanfaidh grúpa meastóirí a cuirfidh BSÉ/IFB le chéile go hinmheánach agus go seachtrach na hiarratais a mheas, agus déanfaidh siad breithniú ar an scríbhneoireacht scripte agus ar an bhfoireann chruthaitheach.

Cearta:

Fánfaidh cearta eisiacha sna meáin in Éirinn agus cearta neamh-eisiacha spreagtha sa chuid eile den domhan le BSÉ. Fanfaidh na cearta eile ar fad leis an scannánóir.

Gnéithe Thábhachtacha na Scéime

Go ginearálta, ba chóir go gcuirfidh tallann Éireannach tús le scannáin faoin scéim ‘Gearrscannán’, agus ba chóir go mbeadh tallann Éireannach nó daoine atá ina gcónaí in Éirinn i gceannas go cruthaitheach orthu, agus go ndéanfar bainistiú orthu ó Éirinn.

Do thionscnaimh roghnaithe b’éigean do léiritheoirí na cearta ar fad ar fud na cruinne a shealbhú, gan teorainn ama agus sna meáin ar fad.

Ní cheadófaí ach léiritheoir amháin agus ní thugfaí creidiúnt ach do léiritheoir amháin do thionscnaimh roghnaithe.

Beidh na rátaí seo leanas i bhfeidhm maidir le buiséid léiriúcháin na scannán ar fad a dhéanfaí faoin scéim:

- Ráta laethúil d’aisteoirí agus do chriú (mar a aontaítear go bliantúil le Grúpa Scannán na gCeardchumann) Meitheamh 2011-Meitheamh 2012: €120

Beidh cearta faomhaithe ag BSÉ/IFB maidir leis na heilimintí seo leanas de scannáin a dhéantar faoin scéim:

  • Script scannánaithe (agus is féidir le BSÉ/IFB eagarthóir scripte a cheapadh i gcásanna áirithe)
  • Roghnú aisteoirí
  • Príomh-fhoireann theicniúil

Short Shorts 2011

16th March 2011 by Maura McHugh

Short shortsBord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board is looking for submissions for its Short Shorts scheme.

Short Shorts is an established and successful short film scheme that BSÉ/IFB will maintain in a slightly modified form. Films made under the scheme can be live-action or animated; they should ‘tell a story’ but need not use conventional narrative methods.

The scheme aims to encourage the making of films which, in their content or style or both, are innovative, provocative, idiosyncratic, audacious, or in some other way risky and rule-breaking. Projects selected for support are likely to be considered capable of playing in commercial cinemas as effective, if unconventional, adjuncts to the main programme.

Films may be made in Irish or English.

Each year projects submitted for the SHORT SHORTS scheme will be required to conform to a genre chosen for that year by BSÉ/IFB, e.g. love story, thriller, musical, horror, etc.

The genre for 2011 is FOOD.

As a central theme in all of our daily lives, food means different things to different people but there is no doubt that for most it is a passionate love affair. There have been many great films based around lifes gastronomic pleasures, think Babette’s Feast, Chocolat, Mystic Pizza and Waitress to name but a few. This year we want filmmakers to inspire audiences with their take on FOOD.

The deadline for Short Shorts applications is Friday 6th May 2011.

More information on how to apply is available on the web site.

New Chief Executive at IFB

10th February 2011 by Maura McHugh

Irish Film BoardBord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board (IFB) has announced the appointment of James Hickey to the role of Chief Executive of the agency.

James Hickey is a Partner of and Head of the Media and Entertainment law group of Ireland’s largest law firm Matheson Ormsby Prentice. James is recognised internationally as a leading expert in the field of film and television production. He is well known for representing many leading Irish film and television production companies as well as actors, writers, directors, composers and for working in the field of media and entertainment law. He was formerly Chairman of the Projects Arts Centre and the Abbey Theatre and has had a lifetime commitment to the Irish film industry.

Welcoming the announcement Chairman James Morris said:

‘On behalf of the Board I am delighted that someone of the calibre and experience of James Hickey has agreed to serve as the Chief Executive of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board for the next five year period. James will be joining and leading a team of staff at the agency of the highest dedication and professionalism. His challenge will be to continue to build on the achievements of a growing group of Irish directors, writers, actors and producers while at the same time ensuring, with the support of the industry and Government, that the growth and employment potential of the whole audio visual sector is achieved.

We are working in a very different environment to the one we faced five years ago and we see this appointment as an important step in the ongoing review of the Board’s functions in order to ensure that the organisation meets the needs of Irish film makers and the industry as a whole for the next 5 years.’

James Hickey said

‘I am deeply honoured to have been given the opportunity to take up the post of Chief Executive of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board. All my working life I have been involved in various roles in the world of the arts and film and television production and I look forward very much to working with all the staff of the Board in my new role. I would like to thank my partners in Matheson Ormsby Prentice for their friendship and support over the years. I hope, in taking up this position, that I will be able to make a contribution to the promotion of the culture of film making and the development of the industry of film production in Ireland in my new position.’

James Hickey will formally assume the full time position on the 1st of June 2011. He will be working in a consultative basis with the Board prior to taking up the full time position.