This unique scheme doesn’t just fund films, it offers the next generation of filmmakers a programme of development and production support.
Championing Ireland’s diverse and dynamic emerging filmmakers, we offer development support for shortlisted projects, as well as production and distribution support to the eventual greenlit films. People with good ideas should be encouraged to apply regardless of their creative backgrounds. A wide net will be cast to find new writers, producers and directors with a clear sense of visual storytelling and an original voice.Read more »
SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool and beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton), and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band’s music videos.Read more »
An Operation Transformation Nationwide Walk, which will be filmed for RTÉ, is taking place in Belmullet this Saturday, January 9th.
Local leader John Conmy will lead the walk starting off at:
Belmullet Civic Centre, Belmullet, Co Mayo
He will be accompanied on the walk by Operation Transformation expert Dr Ciara Kelly.
The walk will commence at 10am.Read more »
The nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2016 have been announced.
The show will be 16 x 52 minutes and is scheduled to air on Wednesday at 9.30pm from May 2016. The budget will be €70,000 per hour excluding presenter fee.Read more »
Talking Documentary, Galway Film Centre’s annual Film and TV seminar will take place on January 15th and 16th, 2016. with special guests Asif Kapadia (AMY, SENNA) and Sean McAllister (A SYRIAN LOVE STORY). It will consist of 2 days of talks, panel discussions and screenings on many aspects of documentary and will be run in association with Creative Europe Galway, the BAI, TG4, the IFB and Screen Training Ireland.Read more »
An additional funding allocation of €5m for the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht was recently announced. It brings the total 2016 allocation for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to over €315 million, an increase of almost 14% on the 2015 allocation.Read more »