Posts Tagged ‘festival’

Sixty Second Stories

23rd June 2011 by Maura McHugh

Sixty Second Stories

Sixty Second Stories is a global survey of cinematic storytelling from a new generation of filmmakers. Emerging filmmakers from all over the world are being asked to produce Sixty Second Stories – the best ninety stories will become a feature film. The feature will premiere at the 2012 Berlinale, before playing festivals around the world.

Deadline: 3rd October 2011

To find out more, download an entry form and preview some of the other films submitted so far, visit the Sixty Second Stories website

Pavilion at Cannes 2011

6th April 2011 by Maura McHugh

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) has announced that registration for membership of the Irish Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival 2011 is now open.

This year, the Irish Pavilion will retain its central position at the heart of the international village and will continue to offer vital business services to its members for the duration of the festival.

Registration is open only to Irish companies or individuals working in the Irish film industry.

To register:
Simply complete the IP Members Registration Form on the IFB website by Thursday 21st April 2011. Online registration will close after this date.

If you have an Irish film or co-production screening or selling in the market please let us know so that we can include it in our marketing and promotional materials. You can do this by filling out the form online or emailing marketing@irishfilmboard.ie

IMPORTANT: Please note that membership of the Irish Pavilion is not market or festival accreditation.

Cuirt Playwright Discussion

30th March 2011 by Maura McHugh

Cúirt 2011

As part of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature playwrights Stacey Gregg and Nancy Harris will discuss their work with Dr Patrick Lonergan at 18:00 13 April, 2011 in the Town Hall Theatre in Galway.

Dr. Lonergan lectures at NUI Galway, and writes about Irish theatre for many publications, including The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. In 2008, he won the Theatre Book Prize for Theatre and Globalization: Irish Drama in the Celtic Tiger Era. He is also director of the Synge Summer School for Irish Drama, which takes place this year in County Wicklow from 30th June to 3rd July.

Stacey Gregg’s first play was shortlisted for the Royal Court Young Writer’s Festival. Since then she has written for Tinderbox Belfast, The Bush London, Rough Magic, The Abbey in conjunction with the Goethe Institut, and was part of Paines Ploughes Come to Where I’m From season. She was previously on attachment at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London and is currently on attachment at the National Theatre Studio, London. Her first full production, PERVE will open in 2011 at The Peacock, Dublin. Stacey also writes for TV and is currently developing a series for the BBC.

Nancy Harris was born and raised in Dublin. In 2004, she completed the M.Phil on Playwrighting Studies at Birmingham University. She is currently the Pearson Playwright in Residence 2011 at the Bush Theatre, London. Theatre credits include The Kreutzer Sonata, (Gate Theatre, London), Little Dolls (Bush Theatre Broken Space Season), Love in a Glass Jar (Abbey Theatre 20 Love Season). She has also been a writer on attachment at the Soho Theatre and National Theatre Studio, London, respectively. Her radio credits include Love in a Glass Jar and the five-part Woman’s Hour drama series Blood in the Bridal Shop, co-written with Louise Ramsden, both for BBC Radio 4. Nancy has also written for television. Her latest play, No Romance, currently running at the Abbey Theatre, is receiving excellent reviews.

Admission: €8.00/€6.00

Fleadh Pitching Award 2011

21st March 2011 by Maura McHugh

Galway Film Fleadh 2011The Galway Film Fleadh (5th – 10th July 2011) has announced that its Pitching Award is now open for submissions.

This is a live event at the festival where five short-listed applicants pitch an idea for a film to a panel of industry experts. The winner receives €3,000.

Applicants write and submit a 500-word story idea for the screen. All applications are read by a panel selected from the Irish film industry – and the best five are shortlisted. The five writers are contacted and invited to present their pitch in front of an audience and a panel of judges on the Sunday of the Galway Film Fleadh.

The deadline for submissions is the 10th June 2011.

Golden Blasters 2011

11th March 2011 by Maura McHugh

Golden blastersOctocon, the Irish National Science Fiction Convention (15-16 October, 2011), has announced details of this year’s Golden Blasters Short Film and Short Script Festival.

The Golden Blasters Short Film competition is now open to short film submissions from filmmakers from anywhere in the world. The science fiction, fantasy or horror films should be 12-15 minutes long, and can be live action, animation or a mixture of media. The shorts can be filmed on 35mm, 16 mm or video but entries must must be on DVD. Two copies will be required.

A short-list of films will be selected prior to Octocon and will be screened for the attendees of the festival.

There are two awards: The Golden Blaster for Best Film, which is selected by a jury, and the Silver Blaster Audience Award which is voted by the festival attendees.

The Golden Blaster Short Script Competition is looking for science fiction, fantasy of horror scripts no longer than 20 pages. Submissions should be formatted in the standard script style, and submitted via Withoutabox.

The winning script will awarded €100.

Submission Deadlines

Early Bird Entry Deadline: 30th April 2011
Standard Deadline: 30th June 2011
Final Deadline: 31st July 2011

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

The winners of the three competitions will be announced at the convention’s closing ceremony.