The Irish Film Board have announced the successful teams selected for the ‘Gearrscannáin’ scheme.
The following teams have been awarded the first Gearrscannain awards:
- Rubai written by Antoin Beag O’Colla, to be directed by Louise Ni Fhiannachta and produced by Gemma O’Shaughnessy for Magamedia Teo.
- Beirt le Cheile written and to be directed by Stephen Daly and produced by Suzanne McAuley for Spiral Pictures.
‘Gearrscannáin’ is a new short film scheme to produce Irish language short films that will appeal to a general audience. The scheme aims to encourage fresh, new directorial voices willing to take risks, challenge audiences and introduce them to interesting themes which will move them. Whilst aiming to engage a diverse viewership, the films will also be able to be rated for an under 15 audience.