Posts Tagged ‘short films’

Lucky Dozen with Ciaran Creagh

12th April 2017 by Maura McHugh

WGI member and writer/director Ciaran Creagh will give a ‘Lucky Dozen’ talk to Guild members about how he got his short and feature films into production.

Tackling notoriously ‘difficult’ subject matter from homelessness (in the multi award-winning Parked, starring Colm Meaney), the after-effects of clerical child abuse (The Note with Aidan Gillen) to more recently, depression and suicide (in In View which yielded an IFTA nomination for Caoilfhionn Dunne), Ciaran’s films have won numerous industry awards and critical acclaim.

Ciaran will discuss the creative, practical, and financial challenges he faced and how he overcame them in the latest ‘Lucky Dozen’ talk at 7pm on Thursday, 27 April at the Guild’s office; 3rd Floor, Arthouse, Curved Street, Dublin 2.

Paid-up Guild members who’d like to attend should email info@script.ie with ‘Lucky Dozen’ in the subject line by or before 24 April.

Remember, only the first twelve members get a spot.

Book your seat while you can!

2016 ZeBBie Award Winners

25th May 2016 by Maura McHugh

At the ZeBBie Awards Ceremony tonight at The Sugar Club in Dublin, hosted by Senator David Norris, the Writers Guild of Ireland announced the winners of the 2016 ZeBBie Awards:

Best Television Script

Best Radio Script

Best Theatre Script

Best Feature Film Script

Best Short Film Script

Best Game Script

Congratulations to all the winners!

We’d like to thank our hard-working staff, our helpers, all the nominees and their agents/producers, as well as the presenters of the awards.

As usual our thanks to Senator David Norris for his memorable hosting skills, and to The Sugar Club Dublin for the fabulous venue.

2016 ZeBBie Awards Nominees

8th April 2016 by Maura McHugh

The Writers Guild of Ireland is delighted to announce the nominees for the 2016 ZeBBie Awards:

Best Television Script

  • Marcus Fleming for An Klondike, episode 4
  • Billy Roche for Clean Break, episode 4
  • Colin Teevan for Charlie, episode 2

Best Radio Script

  • Ronan Bennett for Our Sea
  • Bernard Farrell for Greta at the Gresham
  • Elizabeth O’Neill for Ghostbike

Best Theatre Script

  • Stacey Gregg for Scorch
  • Barry McStay for Our Island
  • Abbie Spallen for Lally the Scut

Best Feature Film Script

  • Will Collins for Song of the Sea
  • Simon Fitzmaurice for My Name is Emily
  • Mark Noonan for You’re Ugly Too

Best Short Film Script

  • Ben Conway for Looks Like Rain
  • Matthew Roche for Blight
  • Brian Rossney for Trench (In the Valley of the Moon)

Best Game Script

  • Oli Garland, Steve Gregan, Colm Larkin, and Fred Mangan for Guild of Dungeoneering
  • Dave McCabe for The Darkside Detective
  • John O’Kane for Grandpa Pip’s Birthday

Congratulations to all the nominees!

ZeBBie Awards Ceremony

The 2016 ZeBBie Awards Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 in The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2, and it will be hosted by Senator David Norris.

Doors open at 7.30pm, and the ceremonies begin at 8.00pm.

The ceremony is free to fully paid up members of the Guild.

Dress Code: writer chic.

Voting

Voting is now open and Guild members should have received an email with details on how to vote.

Voting closes at 3pm on Friday, 22 April 2016.

On Winning a ZeBBie: Claire Dix

18th May 2015 by Maura McHugh

A writer and director of music videos and short films, Claire Dix won her first ZeBBie Award in 2012 for her short film Downpour. Claire took home the ZeBBie for Best Short Film Script.

“Winning the ZeBBie was a fantastic boost to my confidence as a filmmaker and scriptwriter,” Claire said. “Downpour had been doing well on the festival circuit, but, selfishly, this felt like a particularly special award as it was a nod to the script by other writers.”

A celebration of Irish rain, Downpour recalls pivotal moments in a bride-to-be’s relationship which all took place under rainfall. In addition to the ZeBBie, Downpour also took home Best Irish Short at Fastnet Short Film Festival and Best Irish Short at Foyle Film Festival along with many other accolades.

Following her success with Downpour, Claire went back to work the next year, creating another award-winning short entitled Alia, winner of the Best Irish Short at the Kerry Film Festival in 2013.

Aside from short films, Claire has also been working on two feature documentaries, the first of which, Broken Song, premiered at Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in 2013. The second film is currently being shot and will be released in 2015.

2015 ZeBBie Awards Short-lists

7th April 2015 by Maura McHugh

The Writers Guild of Ireland is delighted to announce the short-lists of nominees for the 2015 ZeBBie Awards:

Best Television Script

  • Colin Bateman for Scúp – Series 2, Episode 1
  • Oliver Callan & James Cotter for Callan Kicks the Year
  • Stuart Carolan for Love/Hate – Series 5, Episode 4

Best Radio Script

  • Shay Healy & Austin Kenny for Quarks, Quavers and a Pea in the Gods
  • Louise Lewis & Simon Manahan for The Churching of Happy Cullen
  • Daithí McMahon & Fred O’Connor for William Melville: The Queen’s Detective

Best Theatre Script

  • Mark O’Rowe for Our Few And Evil Days
  • Noni Stapleton for Charolais
  • Michael West for Conservatory

Best Feature Film Script

  • Brendan Heery & Niall Heery for Gold
  • John Michael McDonagh for Calvary
  • Terry McMahon for Patrick’s Day

Best Short Film Script

  • Ronan Blaney for Boogaloo and Graham
  • James Fitzgerald for Skunky Dog
  • John Kennedy & Ruairí O’Brien for Cutting Grass

Best Game Script

  • Kevin Beimers for Schrödinger’s Cat And The Raiders Of The Lost Quark
  • Eoghan Dalton & Stephen Kelly for Ship Antics
  • Llaura McGee for Curtain

Congratulations to all the nominees!

ZeBBie Awards Ceremony

The 2015 ZeBBie Awards Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 in The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2, and it will be hosted by Senator David Norris.

Doors open at 7.30pm, and the ceremonies begin at 8.00pm.

This year entry to the ceremony is free to fully paid up members of the Guild, along with their guests (up to two per member).

There is limited seating, so if you wish to attend don’t leave it to the last minute and risk disappointment. Please email your name, and the number of guests you are bringing to: info [at] script.ie.

Only those who are on our list at the door will be admitted to the event.

Dress Code: writer chic.

Voting

Voting is now open on the short-lists and Guild members should have received an email with details on how to vote.

Voting closes at 3pm on Thursday, 23 April 2014.