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Deiseanna le haghaidh Scriptscríbhneoirí le Gaeilge

18th February 2021

Deiseanna le haghaidh Scriptscríbhneoirí le Gaeilge

Beidh scriptscríbhneoireacht trí mheán na Gaeilge faoi chaibidil i rith seimineár gréasáin an WGI a bheidh ar siúl Dé hAoine an 26ú lá de mhí Feabhra ag a 3i.n. Ar an bpainéal beidh Máire Ní Chonláin, Eagarthóir Coimisiúnaithe le haghaidh scéim TG4 Cine4; Siobhán Ní Ghadhra, Léiritheoir Feidhmiúcháin Ros na Rún, agus Doireann Ní Chorragáin, Bainisteoir Forbartha Fíbín Media. Beidh modhnóireacht á dhéanamh ag an Scríbhneoir Richie Conroy. Tá’n WGI buíoch as ucht tacaíocht an SSI maidir leis an maoiniú le haghaidh an gclár seo seimináir.

Cláraigh roimh ré le haghaidh an seimineár seo thíos:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sHRRgZfgSBqblGfEl3dgOw

I ndiaidh clárú, seolfar eolas trí ríomhphost chugat ionas go mbeidh tú ábalta bheith páirteach sa seimineár.

Opportunities for Screenwriters in the Irish Language

WGI’s latest webinar looks at the market for screenwriting for Irish language media. It will take place at 3pm on Friday, 26th February. The panel will comprise Máire Ní Chonláin, Commissioning Editor for TG4’s Cine4 scheme/programme; Síobhán Ní Ghadhra, Executive Producer of Ros Na Rún, and Doireann Ní Chorrigáin, head of development at Fíbín Media. The session will be moderated/chaired by writer Richie Conroy. WGI acknowledge the support of SSI in funding this programme of webinars.
If you would like to attend please register at:

Register in advance for this webinar:
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Playography na Gaeilge

20th May 2010

The Irish Theatre Institute recently launched Playography na Gaeilge, a comprehensive online database of Irish language plays premièred from 1975 – 2009.

The database currently contains detailed information on a total of 256 plays by playwrights including Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Liam Ó Muirthile, Alan Titley, Antoine Ó Flatharta, Darach Ó Scolaí and Joe Steve Ó Neachtain.

The freely accessible and searchable website includes translations and adaptations by writers such as Seán Mac Mathúna, Gerard Humphreys, Michael Harding and Gearóid Ó Cairealláin and includes work produced by companies past and present specialising in Irish language plays including Aisling Ghéar, Branar, An Damer and An Taibhdhearc.

The launch of Playography na Gaeilge marks a significant development for Irish Theatre Institute’s Irish Playography resource.

ILBF Drama Development Proposals

13th May 2010

The Irish Language Broadcast Fund is extending its deadline for receipt of drama development proposals to Friday the 28th of July.

(Deadline for receipt of applications for the second ILBF funding round 2010 in all other genres remains 12 noon Friday the 28th of May.)

ILBF development funding is available for a new drama series (6 -10 half hour episodes). The series should be character driven with strong storylines, a contemporary setting consisting of a realistic situation where Irish would be used. The series should be aimed at as wide an audience as possible.

Production companies with suitable experience in drama production – experience in production of Irish language and/or low budget drama especially welcome – should contact commissioning executives at BBC NI (Antaine Ó Donnaile) & TG4 (Máire Ní Chonláin) and the Head of the ILBF ahead of the deadline to discuss potential ideas and the commissioning process before submitting applications.

Please include in your application a brief synopsis of the proposed series including the following details:

  • The setting
  • Character outlines for main characters
  • Style of storytelling
  • Proposed cast and crew
  • Details of company’s previous experience in drama production
  • Proposed production model
  • Proposed production schedule
  • Proposed estimated production budget

Please note that decisions on funding for drama development will be made at the third ILBF funding round in October.

Cuireann an CCG síneadh leis an spriocdháta do Mholtaí d’Fhorbairt Drámaíochta.

Tá an CCG ag cur síneadh leis an spriocdháta do mholtaí d’fhorbairt drámaíochta go dtí an Aoine an 28iú Iúil.

(Fanann an sprioc d’iarratais don dara bhabhta maoinithe 2010 i ngach réimse eile de chláir mar an gcéanna – 12 meán lae Aoine an 28iú Bealtaine.)

Beidh maoiniú forbartha ar fáil ón CCG sa bhabhta maoinithe seo do shraith nua drámaíochta ( idir 6 agus 10 gcláir leath uair a chloig). Scéalta láidir, le béim ar phearsantacht na gcarachtair, suite i suíomh comhaimseartha réalaíoch ina bhfuil an Ghaeilge mar theanga beo ann atá de dhíth. Ba chóir díriú ar lucht féachana leathan.

Beidh fáilte roimh iarratais ó chomhlachtaí léiriúcháin le taithí sa réim drámaíochta – go háirithe iad siúd le taithí i léiriúcháin drámaíochta Ghaeilge agus/nó drámaíocht ar bhuiséad íseal.

Ní miste teagmháil a dhéanamh roimh an spriocdháta leis na feidhmeannaigh coimisiúnaithe de chuid BBC TÉ (Antaine Ó Donnaile), TG4 (Máire Ní Chonláin) agus Ceannasaí an CCG (Áine Walsh) leis na tograí agus an próiseas coimisiúnaithe a phlé leo sular chuirtear iarratas maoinithe chugainn.

Beidh na riachtanais seo de dhíth:

  • Cur síos gairid ar an togra, agus trácht a dhéanamh air
  • An suíomh
  • Mion cur síos ar na príomh carachtair
  • Stíl na scéalta
  • Moltaí do foireann léirithe agus aisteoireachta
  • Sonraí de thaithí an chomhlachta i léiriúcháin drámaíochta
  • Córas léiriúcháin molta
  • Sceideal léiriúcháin molta
  • Meastachán aer an bhuiséad léiriúcháin

Beidh cinntí ar mhaoiniú d’fhorbairt drámaíochta déanta ag an 3iú bhabhta maoinithe de chuid an CCG i mí Dheireadh Fómhair.

TG4 Drama Competition

9th October 2009

Údar is a new development scheme that offers Irish-speaking writers/directors an opportunity to adapt a well-known piece of work for television and to bring it from the basic script stage to the broadcasting stage.

The scheme, which is co-sponsored by TG4 and Skillnet, is open to Irish language writers from all over the country, whether they have screen experience or not, and to directors who wish to gain experience in television drama through Irish.

To start the process each applicant must choose an original piece of work in Irish, for example a recognised short story. The applicant can arrange the work in his or her own way by building on the outline of the original work (adhering to the time in which it is set) or by bringing it up-to-date. The most important development, however, is to make the work suitable for the television screen.

The outline of the story and 12 pages of sample script (a number of scenes) must be enclosed when sending the application form to us.

Additional information is available by ringing 091-558492 or by emailing christine@greasannamean.ie

Applicants will be competing in a script competition. From this competition nine will be selected to attend craft master-classes conducted by a script editor where each proposal will be developed further.

6 dramas will be chosen for television production from the nine proposed scripts. These will be developed in the directing workshop before being produced and broadcasted on TG4 in 2010.

Application forms are available from the web site, and the deadline is midday, 16 November 2009.

IWC Courses

21st August 2009

The following courses should be of particular interest to our members, and are only two among many that the Irish Writers’ Centre is offering in the coming months:

From Story to Screenplay taught by Michael O’Loughlin
Many features films are based on short stories or novels. But the process of turning one into the other is often more complex than it might appear. In this ten-week course we will look at the techniques needed to turn the story into the screenplay, breaking down each into its key components. We will be analyzing the different kinds of structure in story and screenplay, as well as characterization and plot, using some well-known examples. This is a practice-oriented course, particularly suited to writers who have a completed story they want to turn into a screenplay. The workshops will be weekly, on Wednesdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm, starting September 23, and costs €300.

Screenwriting Workshop taught by Ailbhe Ní Ghiolla Bhríde
A one-day workshop on Saturday, the 19th September, as part of the week-long IMRAM Irish language literature festival.

Further information on the courses is available from the IWC web site.