Call For: Submissions for Annual Screenwriting Competition

 

 

Young Irish Film Makers are launching their annual screenwriting competition aimed at finding short scripts that will be produced as part of the National Youth Film & Animation School which takes place in August 2019. This competition is aimed at 16 -25 year olds and looks to mentor young screenwriters in producing short film scripts that will be shot as part of the summer programme.

Selected candidates will be mentored with a series of scriptwriting workshops by an industry professional who will help them craft, shape and redraft their scripts for the big screen.  Winners will receive €100 and the knowledge that their scripts will be produced as part of the NYFAS. The National Youth Film & Animation School is funded by Screen Ireland and aims to give first time young screenwriters the opportunity to get a writing credit with Ireland’s film funding body. Four short scripts will be selected as part of the screenwriting competition and the deadline for submission is March 31st.

For further terms and conditions check out our website on yifm.com/nyfs

 

 

 

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Call For: Submissions for WFT Members’ Short Film Showcase

WFT ShowcaseWFT Ireland, is partnering with the IFI, to host an annual Short Film Showcase. This special screening of members’ work will take place on Wednesday, 6th March 2019.

Submit your short film now for this special showcase and you can be in with the chance of winning the grand prize (worth over €200).

The deadline for submissions is 20th February 2019 at 5pm. There is no submission fee to enter your film, you just need to be a current WFT Ireland member.

We hope to screen as many as possible, but there may not be time to screen all the films we receive. In that case we have some judging criteria which includes production values, women on the crew, feminist theme/narrative, quality of vision and writing.

Submission Criteria:

  • The person submitting the short film MUST be a current WFT Ireland member. You can join WFT Ireland or renew your membership here.
  • If you are the WFT member submitting a short, you must be the film’s Director, Writer or Producer.
  • The director of the short film MUST be female.
  • Documentary, Experimental, Narrative or Animation films are all welcome.
  • The short film must have been made in the LAST TWO YEARS, ie. between 1st Jan 2017 – 5th Feb 2019.
  • The film must be 15 MINS OR UNDER. This include the credits. Films longer than this can’t be considered as time slots are limted.
  • If successful, you will be informed on or before the 25th February. If your short has been shortlisted for screening, you must then deliver the correct file format for screening to the IFI before 1pm February 27th.  Films that cannot be submitted to these specs cannot be screened, so please don’t submit them. See below for details.

File Format Specifications

Important: If your film is shortlisted for screening, you must provide the IFI with either:

  1. A DCP (which must be created following DCI Specification): http://www.dcimovies.com/specification/index.html – the DCP must conform to frame rate of 24 or 25 frames per second. Carrier File system: ext2/ext3 MBR (inode size 128 Bytes) or…
  2. A video file, which must conform to technical specification as follows:
  • – Colour space: Y’CBCR (BT.709)
  • – Resolution: Full HD / 2K / 4K
  • – Frames: 24p / 25p
  • – Codec: ProRes422HQ
  • – Container: Quicktme
  • – Audio: PCM (1.0/ 2.0/ 5.1/ 7.1 all channels configured within the container)
  • – Carrier Filesystem: Mac OS read/write (HFS+)
  • For additional information: http://www.dcimovies.com/specification/index.html

 

Submit your film here.

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Call For: Extras

The Green Knight is looking for Film Extras in the coming months. There will be an Extras Open Casting day next week in Dublin. It is paid work and, the open casting day will be open to people from all ethnic backgrounds.

The casting takes place at Liberty hall (Siptu Building), Eden Quay, Dublin 1, on Friday 15th February 10am – 5.30pm.

The film is an Irish/American Co-production, to be directed by David Lowery (Old Man & The Gun, A Ghost Story, Pete’s Dragon).  Based upon the classic 14th Century poem, the film tells the tale of Sir Gawain, a young Knight who embarks upon a quest to confront the titular Green Knight.

Filming will begin March 2019

Appearances: Bone thin, Medium built, Broad, Sporty types, Tall, Short, Witch-like long hair, Bald men & women, Naturally coloured hair or be prepared to dye it, Long and short beards, No beards, Amputees, Crooked or missing teeth

People with unique appearances from every ethnic background.

Skills…Carpenters, Crafts people, Sword & Axe, Blacksmiths, Farmers, Real Midwives, Nurses

Performers of all kinds… Jugglers, Musicians, Fire Breathers, Contortionists, Gymnasts, Acrobats

There will be FEATURED & SPECIAL EXTRA roles too with casting people on the day

For further info, please email: TheGreenKnightFilm@gmail.com

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Call For: Submissions for Shot By The Sea

Shot by the Sea is a film project which invites new and experienced film makers in Ireland to make a 5 minute short film of any genre, during the month of March 2019 as part of Galway 2020’s Small Towns Big Ideas project. The project is also supported by The Village Salthill. Teams and individuals are invited to come together from the local and regional community, to make exciting short films, during the month of March 2019.

All Shot by the Sea submissions will be screened in Salthill on 18th April throughout the day. In the evening a selection of films will be screened at a gala awards event.

You can shoot your film on a mobile phone, film or your digital camera, we don’t mind how you do it. All genres welcome.

Full Rules and Guidelines for Filmmakers are available at  www.shotbythesea.ie

 

Deadline for submissions is 31st March 2019

 

 

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TG4 & Údarás na Gaeltachta Launch a New Media Training Development Scheme

 

TG4 and Údarás na Gaeltachta have launched a new Media Training Development Scheme. The aim of the scheme is to support production companies to develop the skills and talent of their production staff and in doing so encouraging an emerging generation of Irish speaking talent to work in the sector.

 

TG4 and Údarás na Gaeltachta are now accepting expressions of interest from Independent Productioon Companies who are interested in participating in the Media Training Development Scheme.

 

The project is divided into two initiatives, a Work Experience Scheme, aimed at production companies who would like to invest in developing new talent in the sector by giving  practical experience to a graduate or new entrant in an area where the company sees a gap in expertise. Skills areas which might be considered could include Editors, Directors, Researchers, Assistant Producers and Production Development Staff.

 

The Upskilling Bursary Scheme is aimed at professionals  in the industry who wish to upskill or develop their area of expertise.  The bursaries will support specific courses or  training initiatives, which lead to general career development .

 

Director General of TG4Alan Esslemont, has welcomed the announcement, saying:

 

“The nurturing and development of the Irish language audiovisual sector is an integral part of TG4’s strategy. TG4 invests over €23m a year in the independent sector and an important aspect in growing the sector is the fostering of a highly skilled workforce, which will in turn bolster the production and creative industries, particularly in the regions”.

 

Chief Executive of Údarás na GaeltachtaMícheál Ó hÉanaigh, adds:

 

“We are delighted to be working on this scheme in collaboration with TG4 and the independent production sector. Údarás na Gaeltachta has played a central role in the development of the creative digital industries for many years and we are hopeful that this innovative and dynamic scheme will significantly enhance the stream of talent and new skills coming to the fore in the Irish language audiovisual and digital media spheres in 2019.  This initiative complements the Údarás’s strategy of supporting the development of training programmes and education to increase the level of skills and employability in the Gaeltacht”.

 

TG4 and Údarás na Gaeltachta will both be making a significant investment of €160,000 each in this pilot scheme, in addition to the input from the independent sector which will create training and employment opportunities. Full details of the scheme and application forms can be accessed at www.tg4.ie/oiliuint and  www.udaras.ie

 

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Call For: Art Submissions Being Accepted for K-FEST 2K19

Visual arts submissions are now being accepted for K-FEST, which takes place in Killorglin, County Kerry, on Friday, May 31, through Sunday, June 2, 2019. A submission form, which requires images of proposed artwork, photo of the artist, biography, and artist statement, among other items, may be found at www.kfest.ie. Submissions costs just €10 and are due at 6 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2019.

In its seventh consecutive year, K-FEST will once again take over the town of Killorglin, exhibiting approximately 100 visual artists across all disciplines, including paint, print, sculpture, performance, textiles, fashion, graphic design, photography, film, and audio-visual. Selected artists show their work in curated, bespoke pop-up galleries throughout the town’s disused commercial and private spaces. Since 2013, K-Fest has housed over 600 visual artists and approximately 3,000 original works of art. With an attendance of more than 10,000 over the June Bank Holiday weekend, K-FEST affords new and emerging artists from Ireland and beyond the ability to showcase their work to a diverse audience, providing opportunities for patronage, partnerships, and community building with fellow artists and local residents.

All submissions selected for participation in K-FEST will automatically be entered to win the Screaming Pope Prize VI, one of Ireland’s most unique arts awards, exclusively organised by artists for artists. The prize is given for a single outstanding work of visual or performing art each year during the festival.

                “In 2018, we saw a performance piece win the Screaming Pope Prize, and we generally had more performance art on exhibit, moving K-FEST into the realm of a truly multi-discipline arts festival. I hope we continue to see as much varied work in 2019, as each work of art elicits a different experience and drives interactions between artists and attendees that really heighten the sense of community and inclusivity during the weekend. We may even see a new gallery or two pop up in 2019, which always gives the festival — and the works on display — a new flavour.”

Details regarding submissions may be found at www.kfest.ie/submissions. For more information on the submission process, contact Neil Browne, Artistic Director, at submissions@kfest.ie. For general information about K-FEST, send inquiries to: info@kfest.ie. #iamkfest #kfest2k19 #killorglinisthecanvas

K-FEST, a dynamic arts festival with an emphasis on emerging artists, uses unoccupied spaces in Killorglin, transforming vacant retail outlets, deserted buildings, and even domestic homes into curated bespoke pop-up galleries and venues. Over the course of the June Bank Holiday weekend, K-FEST hosts more than 60 events in addition to a gallery trail, including live music performances by dozens of bands and musicians, as well as spoken word, drama, comedy, short films, street entertainment, and activities for kids and families, all culminating with the Screaming Pope Prize ceremony, in which the festival awards a single outstanding work of visual art.

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EDN Pitch Pilot Workshop comes to Galway

Pitch Pilot Workshop

Pitch Pilot Workshop

The Creative Europe Desk MEDIA Office Galway, in association with EDN (The European Documentary Network), will organise a Pitch Pilot Workshop in Galway next April.

Pitching sessions have become a frequent tool for financing documentaries in development and consequently the visual part of the pitch has become increasingly important. A pilot can either make it or break it when a project is being pitched for funding. To help producers, filmmakers and editors meet these demands, EDN has developed this workshop with the focus on the creative development of the visual material shown during a pitch.

Pitch Pilot Workshop

The EDN Pitch Pilot Workshop is an intensive three-day workshop focusing on the development of pitch pilots for documentary projects aimed at the International Market.  During these three days the selected teams will re-edit their pilots and make crucial decisions for the visual approach to their stories.

The Workshop is tailored for 3-5 projects and 10-12 observers and will be conducted in collaboration with Jesper Osmund an experienced Pilot editor.

The first morning of the Workshop on April 2nd will consist of a general information session on how to create a great Pitch Pilot. Using concrete examples of successful Pitch Pilots this plenary session will be presented in in collaboration with Ove Rishøj Jensen, EDN Film & Media Consultant. This half-day presentation will be open to all Documentary Filmmakers or anyone interested in Creative Documentary.

Deadline to Apply: February 22nd

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Call For: Shorts for St. Patrick’s Film Festival London

Irish Film Festival London

In March 2019, as part of the St. Patrick’s Festival London, Irish Film London will run 3 days of Irish Films in London. Friday 15th – Sunday 17th March 2019. This year’s theme is Diversity and Inclusivity, inspired by the London Is Open campaign.

**All submitted shorts must have a IRISH connection (eg. funding, location cast or crew)
Please outline the connection in the cover letter and see the link below for more details.**

IFL’s programme is comprised of both submitted films and independently curated selections.
IFL accepts films in English or Irish language.
IFL does not require any premiere status but notes that this may come into consideration during the selection process.
IFL’s main objective is to present films stemming from Ireland and the Irish Diaspora, but will also accept submissions from non-Irish filmmakers whose films are about Ireland or Irish people.
IFL will screen films from DCP format.

FINAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 15th 2019

Submit your film now

 

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