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The Arts Council has announced the deadline for the 2016 Reel Art scheme.

The Arts Council has announced the deadline for the 2016 Reel Art scheme.  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 Audi 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 2018.

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Tune into Nationwide tonight. Western Care 50th Anniversary

WESTERN CARE/REPORT TERESA MANNION
The Western Care Association in Mayo is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The organisation was founded to support people with intellectual disabilities to live full lives as equal citizens. Nationwide reporter, Teresa Mannion has been visiting centres in Ballinrobe and Ballina to see their work.

Website: www.westerncare.com

RTE 1, 7pm, 13/07/2016

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RTÉ2 searching for couples to take part in new show

RTÉ2 is searching for couples thinking about taking the plunge to participate in the ultimate relationship bootcamp for brand new show: Then Comes Marriage?

Under the guidance of two of Ireland’s leading relationship experts, three couples will travel to a luxury retreat where they’ll spend a fun-packed, eye-opening two days together, completing a series of specially-designed challenges aimed at getting to know their partner better.

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Please vote for Silent Moves by June 30th

Silent Moves, A film by Aideen Barry, Western Care’s Ridgepool Training Centre and Scannán Technologies, hosted by Ballina Arts Centre and made possible through the IGNITE programme, funded by the Arts Council, ADI & Mayo County Council.

We would be grateful if you could help to share this wonderful acknowledgement of Arts & Disability in Mayo, and if you would consider voting for Silent Moves before June 30th.

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Access Cinema free event for those interested in running a film club

Are you interested in showing films in your area?
Thinking about running a film club but don't know where to start?

Access cinema have a free Information Session in Dublin on Wednesday June 22nd 1.30pm - 4.00pm.  It is open to anyone interested in developing film screening activity in their local area.

The access>CINEMA team will be in attendance to answer queries and provide information.

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IFB Short Film Schemes Application System

The full application guidelines and online application system is now open for the recently announced new Irish Film Board short film schemes FOCUS SHORTS, REAL STORIES and SHORT STORIES.

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Galway Film Centre seek full time administrator. Closes June 10th.

This outlines the key functions, duties and responsibilities.

Job Title: ADMINISTRATOR

Reports To:  General Manager

Job Summary

The Administer will be responsible for the effective day to day running of Galway Film Centre & the UNESCO City of Film office, ensure effective organisation of events and training courses, assist with funding applications and work on all aspects of the company’s administration including budgets, marketing and public events.

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Mayo Entrepreneur Eoin Heverin on Dragons' Den this Sunday

Mayo businessman Eoin Heverin, appears on Dragons' Den this Sunday night 1st May 2016 at 9.30pm on RTE1 with his personalised children's book business "Tellmystorybook.ie". Make sure to tune in to see how he does.

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Documentary Sumud:Everyday Resistance co-produced by Mayo's Bryan Gerard Duffy

Mayo based visual artist and filmmaker Bryan Gerard Duffy has recently co-produced, with filmmaker Emmet Sheerin, their new documentary "Sumud: Everyday Resistance", which is to be on the film festival circuit this summer.  The documentary reveals the circumstances of two women who challenge the Israel Army polices employed to displace the Palestinian communities in the West Bank through house demolitions.  This inspiring documentary discloses the use of community art projects as one of their tools to resist oppression and homelessness.  

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Screen Producers Ireland and Irish Equity signed a Collective Agreement covering Irish TV Drama production .

Screen Producers Ireland and Irish Equity signed a Collective Agreement covering Irish TV Drama production . 

The Agreement provides for terms and conditions for artists employed on television drama productions commissioned by Irish broadcasters and reflects agreements in other jurisdictions where artists participate in profits generated from the sale of the programmes after an initial defined period. 

This signing follows 18 months of progressive negotiations producing the first ever Collective Agreement for Artists working in the TV Drama industry.

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