Call For: Submissions to Pitch @ Breaking Through The Lens

 

Breaking Through The Lens is a pitching initiative helping connect female-identifying directors to top film investors. The program is focused on practical actions and is a direct response to what the organisers, themselves female filmmakers, have encountered as barriers to their progress – access to finance.

Breaking Through The Lens is currently inviting submissions to pitch at its 2020 event. 10 film projects will be selected and presented at an invite-only event at the Cannes Film Festival to an audience of Financiers, Sales Agents and Distributors. The guestlist is carefully chosen to include a selection of the industry’s most respected private investors and companies such as Lionsgate, The Fyzz, Headgear and Film 4.

The program is a grassroots movement and focused on measurable actions to overcome the greatest barrier to women in in the industry – access to finance. This is a practical resource for under-served filmmakers, one that is multi-cultural, intersectional and results-driven.

10 successful applicants will get the chance to pitch at our Cannes event. All participants will then be immediately connected via email to funders that have registered interest in their project, and every effort will be taken to help them close the deal.

Last year’s event was a huge success, with a standing-room-only audience of over 100, and all projects receiving significant interest. Watch the video, which gives a sense of the event and impact.

“In an industry that has favoured the Male Voice for so long…Breaking Through The Lens is changing that Dynamic.” – Liza Foreman, Cannes Market News, 2019

Further information and application can be found at
breakingthroughthelens.com

This project is open to female-identifying and nonbinary directors with a feature film project in late-stage development. There is no restriction in terms of genre, but the project must have:

1. A strong, finished script in the case of narrative (or detailed beat sheet in the case of documentaries).
2. A producer with feature film experience attached.
3. Strong visual treatment, which includes a Director’s Statement and artistic references.
4. A full budget and finance plan ready should you be selected.

  • consider favourably projects that have:

5. Key crew and/or cast attached.
6. Initial finance raised.

This is about finding films with strong artist merit, that are in a position to receive finance and go into production within the next 12 months. Films that have already participated in or applied to the programme can submit again, as long as their project has moved forward significantly.

Submission Deadline: 10th February, 2020
Shortlist Notification: 28th February, 2020
Final Notification: No later than 25th March 2020

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Call For: Inward Production Coordinator @ Screen Ireland

Reporting directly to the Inward Production Manager this role supports the Inward Production Department in attracting international film and television production to Ireland as well as supporting national projects in Ireland.  The candidate will be responsible for project monitoring, online locations database management and website content as well as the creation of marketing materials for producers/ studio executives. The candidate will assist the Inward Production Manager with project queries, locations recces and scouts, and in the key priorities of enhancing film production across Ireland and the promotion of the Irish film industry on an international level.  Key to this role will be providing necessary administrative support to the Inward Production Manager in a very fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Click here To find out more about the role, including key responsibilities and the application process.

 

Fis Eireann/Screen Ireland is the national development agency for Irish film and animation investing in Talent, Creativity and Enterprise. The agency also supports and promotes the Irish film industry and the use of Ireland as a location for international production.

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Call For: Submissions for Kerry Short Film Bursary

Kerry Short Film Bursary 2019 is now open.


The Film Bursary Award aims to foster talent, creativity and activity in film making in County Kerry. The Bursary is for a short drama film of 10 to 12 minute in duration & is set as a grant and valued at €10,000 for 2019.

Guidelines & applications forms are available on: http://www1.kerrycoco.ie/home3/kerry-film-bursary/ …

Closing date 5pm Tuesday 30th April

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Foyle Film Festival’s Light In Motion Competition Open for Entries

Northern Ireland’s only Oscar® affiliated film festival has launched its 2019 Light In Motion (LIM) competition, open to filmmakers and animators across the world. Based in Derry~Londonderry, the Foyle Film Festival competition will remain open for entries until September 23, 2019.

The three competition categories under Light In Motion 2019 are:

·       Best Irish Short

·       Best International Short

·       Best Animation

The category winners will be announced at the closing evening Light in Motion Awards Ceremony, sponsored by City of Derry Crystal, on Sunday 24 November 2019.

Recipients of the LIM Awards qualify for consideration in the Short Film category of the Academy Awards® without needing the standard theatrical run. Foyle Film Festival is also an IMDb Qualifying Festival, granting all eligible film submissions a fast-tracked title page on IMDb.com.

Previous festival winners and competitors who have proceeded to win the Oscar® include: Terry George for The Shore (2012), Martin McDonagh for Six Shooter (2006), Andrea Arnold for Wasp (2004), Adam Elliot for Harvie Krumpet (2003), and Eric Armstrong for Chubbchubbs (2002).

The success continues with 2018 Oscar® nominations for LIM Award finalist The Silent Child directed by Chris Overton and 2018 BAFTA award in Short Animation for LIM Award finalist Poles Apart directed by Paloma Baeza and Ser En Low.

Funded by the Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen, by Derry City and Strabane District Council and Tourism NI, Foyle Film Festival delivers a comprehensive programme of documentaries, short films and feature films from all over the world.

Now in its 32nd year, it continues to be a platform for filmmakers, animators and artists to screen their films, network with industry professionals and gain access to the international market.

For more information on how to enter visit www.foylefilmfestival.org.

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Call For: Applications for EFP Producers on the Move 2019

Call for Applications: EFP Producers on the Move 2019

Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland is now seeking applications from Irish producers who wish to be considered as the Irish representative for the 2019 EFP Producers on the Move programme held each year at the Cannes Film Festival.

Each year, 20 up and coming producers from 20 different countries from throughout Europe are selected to participate in Producers on the Move at the Cannes Film Festival. The four-day programme aims at connecting enterprising young producers with international potential co-production partners and strengthening their industry networks. The programme is underpinned by a digital promotion campaign and a press campaign in the international trades, creating visibility and opportunity for the producers.

The programme is open to 20 producers from 20 different European countries. The interested producers/production companies must have completed at least one international co-production.  The final selection of the 20 participants is based on a point system which considers the following criteria:

  • the producer’s experience in an international co-production (at least one international co-production) is a pre-requisite. The selection process favours producers who have been majority producers.
    If candidates were the majority producers in more than three international co-productions, they, unfortunately, are too experienced for PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE
  • the producer’s feature length film(s) have had a theatrical release and /or a VoD / SVoD / DVD / TV release outside of the production countries involved;
  • the producer has had a feature length film screened in the international section at a major festival;
  • the producer’s feature length film was awarded Best Film in the producer’s home country ie recipient of a national film award;
  • the producer has a strong project suitable for an international co-production.

Previous Irish Producers on the Move include Alan Maher (Song of Granite), Katie Holly (Vita & Virginia), John Keville and Conor Barry (The Hole in the Ground), Juliette Bonass (A Date for Mad Mary), Rebecca O’Flanagan (Papi Chulo) and Macdara Kelleher (Black 47) to name but a few.

If you are interested in participating in Producers on the Move 2019, please address your email to Louise Ryan, Marketing & Communications Manager, marketing@screenireland.ie with the following information by close on business on Tuesday, 12 March:

  1. Letter of motivation, i.e. what you would hope to gain from the scheme and why you would like to take part
  2. Project description of the film in development / financing — including synopsis and director statement (if director attached)
  3. Finance plan for this project

http://filmireland.net/2019/01/02/festivals-funding-schemes-deadlines-2015/

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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.

http://filmireland.net/2019/01/02/festivals-funding-schemes-deadlines-2015/

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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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