Posts Tagged ‘animation’

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.

The Black List

8th December 2014 by Maura McHugh

We’re pleased to announce that we have arranged special Guild Member access for paid-up members of the Writers Guild of Ireland to The Black List – a subscriber site for film industry professionals that functions as a real time Black List and screenplay recommendation engine.

Guild members can list script information for free and can also get a 20% discount on script hosting and evaluations.

All WGI members have been sent an email detailing how to register on the web site.

If you have any problems registering please contact The Black List support staff as they will be able to troubleshoot your issues.

We hope you enjoy using this service!

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.

IFTA Nominees 2011

11th January 2011 by Maura McHugh

IFTA 2011The nominees for the 8th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards have been announced.

The entire list of nominees in every category is available on the web site, but here are the writer nominees:

Script Film
Will Collins – My Brothers (Rubicon Films)
Conor McDermottroe – Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne (Zanzibar Films)
Mark O’Rowe – Perrier’s Bounty (Parallel Film)
Juanita Wilson – As If I Am Not There (Octagon Films)

Writer Television
Darach Ó Scolaí & Lauren Mackenzie – Na Cloigne (ROSG)
Stuart Carolan – Love/Hate (Octagon Films)
Lisa McGee -RAW (Octagon Films / Ecosse Films)
Hilary Reynolds – Fair City (RTÉ)

Call for entries for IFTAs

10th November 2010 by Maura McHugh

IFTA 2010The Irish Film and Television Academy has issued a call for entries for the 8th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 19 November 2010.

The Awards, presented annually by the Academy, are a platform to honour and celebrate outstanding Irish creativity, talent and achievement; to encourage a high standard of arts and technique in work produced.

The Awards are open to all talented Irish people working in the film and television industries in Ireland and internationally.

The guidelines for entries are available on the web site.