Posts Tagged ‘competition’

Frameworks 2011

21st February 2011

FrameworksBord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board (IFB) has announced the deadline for its short animation scheme Frameworks. Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 25th.

Frameworks is an established scheme for the making of animated short films which has been incredibly successful in stimulating ground-breaking new work from Irish animators. Projects selected for funding will combine creative exploration with an ability to appeal to a broad audience.

The Frameworks scheme is co-funded by BSÉ/IFB, the Arts Council and RTÉ.

Films may be made in Irish or English with Irish applications being actively encouraged.

For more information on making an application and to download an application form visit the Funding Programmes section of the website

Papatango New Writing Award

16th February 2011


Papatango have teamed up with London’s Finborough Theatre to create a competition that offers four playwrights the opportunity to have their plays professionaly produced in 2011. One winner will receive a four week run at the Finborough Theatre and three runners-up will receive one week each.

The winning play will be picked by a panel of judges that will include, amongst others: Howard Davies (Director), Catherine Johnson (Writer), Neil McPherson (Artistic Director of the Finborough Theatre) Van Badham (Literary Manager of the Finborough Theatre), and Tanya Tillett (Rod Hall Agency).

The play must be an original, unproduced work, no longer than 90 minutes in length.

Please send submissions via email to:

Deadline: 1st March 2011

Details on how to enter are on the web site.

Filmbase/RTÉ Awards 2011

27th January 2011

FilmbaseDetails of the Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Awards scheme, the longest running short film award scheme for filmmakers in Ireland, have been announced.

This year the awards will provide funding for four short films to be made.

Applications are initially assessed on the basis of anonymous scripts; this means that these awards provide an equal chance to all. In each round a shortlist of approximately ten projects is drawn up. Applicants are then asked to put together a production package and bring together a team for interview. Following the interviews up to two successful applicants will be offered an award per round.

With two rounds in the year, this will lead to up to four new short films being produced in 2011.

The deadline for applications: 5pm on 25th March 2011.

More details on how to apply are on the web site.

Oscar Nominees 2011

25th January 2011

The short list of nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards have been announced, and includes the following writing categories:

Adapted screenplay

  • 127 Hours (Fox Searchlight), Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
  • The Social Network (Sony Pictures Releasing), Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
  • Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney), Screenplay by Michael Arndt. Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
  • True Grit (Paramount), Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
  • Winter’s Bone (Roadside Attractions), Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

Original screenplay

  • Another Year (Sony Pictures Classics), Written by Mike Leigh
  • The Fighter (Paramount), Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson. Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
  • Inception (Warner Bros.), Written by Christopher Nolan
  • The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features), Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
  • The King’s Speech (The Weinstein Company), Screenplay by David Seidler

Irishman Michael Creagh’s short documentary ‘The Crush’ has been nominated in the ‘Best live action short film’ category.

A full list of all the nominees is available on the web site.

Script Space

24th January 2011

Script Space

The Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol, in association with the Bristol Festival of Ideas, is on the hunt for new theatre writing and for writers who could benefit from a range of new, nurturing initiatives supported by the theatre. The scheme is called Script Space.

They are looking for playwrights who are open to collaboration, with an engaging message and the creative talent to put this across in a unique way.

Send new, unperformed scripts (one per applicant), from 15 minutes to an hour in length, to Sophie Lomax at

Please submit single attachments of one Word or PDF document (no titles, CVs or synopses on separate documents) with your name and play title in the subject box.

Deadline: Mon 31 January 2011.

More information about the competition is available on the web site.