University College Cork (UCC) is seeking proposals for the design and delivery of a documentary film about “The Great Book of Ireland” – a single vellum manuscript comprising the original work of 121 artists, 143 poets and 9 composers.

Created between 1989 and 1991, The Great Book was acquired by UCC in 2012 to be preserved in posterity on behalf of the Irish people.

Proposals are sought from experienced companies skilled in the delivery of high-end audio visual productions.  It is envisaged the film will feature interviews with major contributors of the book, and the film will bring to life the highly visual nature of the book and its presence at UCC.  It is also envisaged that the film will provide perspectives on the place of the book in the Insular manuscript tradition, Irish culture, and the role of UCC as custodians of the book and promoter of cultural heritage.  The film is to be targeted primarily at an Irish audience, but also an American/Canadian audience and wider Celtic audience.

UCC intends to hold an event by open invitation to prospective production companies, at which the book will be presented and a Q&A session held, in order to assist further with proposals.  This session will be held in University College Cork on Monday 16th October from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

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