Film Mayo nominations in 2015 Realex Payments Web Awards

Film Mayo is nominated under the following categories in the 2015 Realex Payments Web Awards Nominated websites:

Best Arts and Culture Website

Best Government and Local Government Website

Most Beautiful

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The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht announced funding for the promotion of Irish arts abroad.

Under its Summer 2015 grants round, Culture Ireland has awarded €321,500 to eighty-five applicants including individual artists and arts organisations to support the presentation of their work globally. This funding will provide considerable opportunities for the promotion of Irish arts and culture around the world throughout the remainder of 2015 and into 2016.

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Our Island - Dick Warner explores Connaught Coastline

Yesterday (23.08.15) there was a repeat broadcast on TV3 of Our Island, where Dick Warner explored the stunning coast of Connaught.  Our Island delivers a great insight into the people, places and beautiful surroundings of our coastline. The programme discovers the great relationships people have with our shores as they reveal how their lives are dominated by the sea and ocean that surrounds our 7,500 km perimeter.

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Louise Kiely Casting are casting a TV series and looking for Actors living in the WEST OF IRELAND. Males and Females aged 18-80.

Please make sure you send in your CV, Photo and Reel asap to

If you speak Irish, that is a bonus but not essential. Please note your level of proficiency when you apply.

All documents must be labeled with your full name and surname so they don't lose you eg. nameandsurname.doc nameandsurname.pdf

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Galway City of Film and RTÉ announce a new Short Film Commission.

RTÉ, in partnership with Galway Film Centre and Galway Film Fleadh, are delighted to announce a new Short Film Commission Scheme. Writers are invited to submit a story idea and the best three ideas will be selected and receive a prize of €500 each. These three writers will then be mentored by an experienced Script Editor to bring their idea from a story outline to a finished script. From this, one script will be selected and the winning script will be made into a short film.

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Irish Film Board to be renamed as Screen Ireland

The Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys announced plans to change the name of the Irish Film Board to Screen Ireland. The move was supported by IFB Chairman Bill O'Herlihy shortly before he passed away last May.

According to the Minister, the change of name "reflects the broader remit of the agency as the promoter of the Irish film, TV and animation sector."

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Upcoming Deadlines for BSÉ/IFB Funding Programmes

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (BSÉ/IFB) wish to notify applicants of the upcoming deadlines for its development, production and distribution funding schemes as follows:


  • Friday 28th August 2015
  • Wednesday 30th September 2015


  • Friday 25th September 2015


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Galway Picture Palace to receive completion funding

Galway’s new arthouse cinema, the Picture Palace, has been allocated €735,000 for the completion of the cinema, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys.

The new building, which is led by film-maker Lelia Doolan, is designed by architect Tom de Paor, with a window by the late Patrick Scott. Situated close to the Galway City Museum and Spanish Arch, the venue will include a three-screen cinema, a cafe, and bookshop.

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Mayo County Council Tyrone Guthrie Regional Bursary Scheme 2015

Mayo County Council are offering two special bursary awards to artists born or living in Mayo, to enable them to spend two weeks at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, County Monaghan. Each bursary covers all board and lodging expenses for a two-week period, plus the use of a studio if necessary.

There are a variety of workspaces available including studios, a music room for composers and musicians, and a large rehearsal and performance space.

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The Arts Council announces deadline for Reel Art 2015

Launched in 2008, Reel Art is designed to provide film artists with a unique opportunity to make highly creative, imaginative and experimental documentaries on an artistic theme.  Operated in association with Filmbase and the Dublin International Film Festival, Reel Art will wholly support two films with grants of €70-€80,000 per project.  Reel Art films will premiere at the Dublin International Film Festival in February 2017. The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 16 October 2015 at 17:00.

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