Galway Film Centre and CÚRAM, Centre for Research in Medical Devices, have announced the return of Science on Screen, a funding strand for creative documentaries set in the world of science. The Science on Screen project will 100% fund one 26 minute film with a budget of €35,000. This TV half hour programme/short film will be based around an area of research currently underway in CÚRAM, NUI Galway.

In 2016, the Science on Screen scheme, supported by the Science Foundation of Ireland (SFI) Discover Call, enabled the production of two films, ‘Feats of Modest Valour’, a touching portrait of three individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and the scientists who are developing a new medical device, which could potentially halt or even cure the disease; and ‘Mending Legends’, which looks at the devastating effects of tendon injury on sports people and the team of scientists who are working to form the world’s first 3D cell assembled tendon prototype. See the trailer for Mending Legends here. See the trailer for Feats of Modest Valour here.

How to apply for Science on Screen:Deadline for Submission is Wednesday April 19th

Email a Dropbox folder, with the following info:

  • A detailed treatment of max. 2,000 words to include a narrative and visual outline of the film.
  • A detailed production budget and budget summary. (Include costing for music and other media clearances). The budget should be completed on the form which can be downloaded from the following link: Science_On_Screen_Budget – 2017
  • CVs of Creative Team
  • Excerpts of Director work and any other artistic references which supports the submission (as online links and / or attachments to the email).
  • Written confirmation in the form of clearances and permissions of key subject’s willingness to participate, where applicable
  • Any other relevant supporting materials that inform the creative approach to the proposal

Submit application to:

For further information on:

Successful shortlisted applicants must be available for interview on Wednesday May 3rd(TBC).

Also visit Science on Screen and

Looking for funding?  Want to submit your work to festivals? Keep an eye on upcoming deadlines here


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