Call For: Underground Cinema Season IV Now Taking Submissions

Underground Cinema are widely recognised for presenting some of the most unique, cutting edge, visionary works that Irish cinema has to offer and take pride in bringing attention to the Irish filmmaker with the same enthusiasm that is often reserved for international artists.Now in its 4th year, Underground Cinema are now excepting submissions for its new season of monthly screenings. There are no submission fees and all films selected are considered for nomination for the Underground Cinema Awards that will take place in the Royal Marine Hotel in September 2013.  You can submit a film to be screened at one of Underground Cinema monthly screenings by clicking here and filling in a submission form.

For those of you who have submitted short films to the recent Underground Cinema Film Festival and who would now like to now submit a film to the monthly screenings, there is no need to forward another disc to us (unless of course the film has been re-edited).  A submission form will still need to be submitted to us though.

We look forward to receiving your submissions and welcoming you to Underground Cinema.


Call For: RTÉ Dating Show ‘Date with Fate’ Looking for Participants

RTÉ Two’s new programme Date With Fate is looking for people to take part in a brand new, light-hearted dating show that takes the chance out of romance.

The show offers single men and women a trip in its love time machine to sneak a peek at their romantic future might hold with a choice of different partners.

The single guys and girls will decide who they’ll date based on what their lives together in 30 years might be.

Will their romantic happy ever after be with the partner who is hot right now or with the slow burner who is a keeper?

If you fancy a spin in the love time machine get in touch!

Email with your name, your age (entrants must be over 20) and your contact details.

Closing date for entries is Friday, 16th November.


Call For: Entries – Celtic Media Festival

Illustration: Adeline Pericart
The Celtic Media Festival has announced its annual Call for Entries, with film and programme makers and digital media producers now able to submit entries for the prestigious Bronze Torc Awards for Excellence. The Celtic Media Festival celebrates the unique languages and cultures of the Celtic nations and regions on screen and in broadcasting, and the awards honour the very best of film, television, radio and digital media. The winners will be selected by an international jury and unveiled at the 34th Celtic Media Festival, which takes place in Swansea from 24th – 26th April.
A total of twenty-one Torc Awards will be presented at next year’s event, including three awards which are brand new for 2013. The festival will honour the important role of digital technology in the promotion of Celtic languages and cultures with the introduction of a Best App award, and for the first time ever podcasts will be accepted as entries in the Radio category. Two new awards have also been added to the Radio/Podcast category – Music Programme and Radio Sports, and other award categories include Documentary/Factual and Drama. The festival will also present a Gold Torc to the winner of the Spirit of the Festival Award – a film or television programme wholly or substantially in a Celtic language that encapsulates the spirit of Celtic Media Festival. The full list of awards is available at
Dhomhnall Caimbeul, Chairman of the Celtic Media Festival said:
“We are very pleased to be able to announce two new radio categories as part of the Festival’s increased commitment to radio. I would like to thank the sector for feedback received during our consultation process – it was invaluable and will ensure that the Festival in Swansea will be a much richer place for radio as a result.

“The new category for Apps is an exciting development. We have focused it on apps in, or for learning, one of the Celtic languages. I am sure it will stimulate a lot of interest and foster co-operation across the Celtic nations and regions beyond broadcast media.

“Overall we feel incredibly proud to be bringing such a strong Celtic Media Festival to Swansea next year. There is a lot of talent to celebrate and we expect strong interest in these prestigious awards.”
The Celtic Media Festival 2013 takes place in The Swansea Marriott Hotel as well as various arts venues around the city from 24th – 26th April, and will showcase the best work from Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, The Republic of Ireland, Cornwall and Brittany.  The festival is expected to attract some of the biggest names in the broadcasting and film world to the city.  Previous high profile guests include actors Tilda Swinton, Rhys Ifans, Peter Mullan, Ken Loach and Doctor Who and Torchwood producer Russell T Davies. Although the festival is primarily for industry delegates, there will be a wider programme of local screenings, exhibitions, evening entertainment and celebrity interviews open to the public, including a series of master-classes and seminars for local students – full details of the festival programme, delegate registration and how to purchase tickets will be announced early next year.
Entries must be submitted by 5pm on Tuesday 30th October. Full information on the Call for Entries and award categories are available online at