SHORT SHOTS Filmbase/RTÉ New Short Film Scheme

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.

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Trailer for John Carney's Sing Street

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.

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Academy Award Nominations

Reacting to the seven Academy Award® nominations for Irish Film Board funded films and nine nominations in total for Irish talent which were announced this afternoon, James Hickey, Chief Executive Bord Scannán hÉireann/the Irish Film Board said:

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Operation Transformation shooting in Belmullet this Saturday

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.

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Nominations Announced for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2016

The nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2016 have been announced.

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RTÉ Entertainment seeks proposal for panel show

RTÉ Entertainment is seeking proposals from suitably experienced production companies for a topical panel show in which Brendan O’Connor and a panel of regular guests take a wry, provocative and thoroughly entertaining look at the week’s news and events.

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.

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Award Winning Directors to attend Galway Documentary Event

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.

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€500,000 boost for the Irish Film Board

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.

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Season's Greetings From Film Mayo

Season's Greetings From Film Mayo.

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