Filmbase - awards news

By: Filmbase  05/12/2011
Keywords: Film, Film Festival, Film Board

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Digital Comedy Lab is an incubation programme for film projects in the comedy mockumentary genre for the new YouTube generation, providing support in the following areas: Training, Script development, Production Financing and distribution.
beActive are looking for innovative creators and filmmakers who want to produce quirky, funny and off-beat comedies along the lines of The [..]

Oscar nominated director Louis Marcus (Conquest of Light, Paisti ag obair) has been awarded a special prize for his outstanding work in the Irish language at the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland (SDGI) Annual Meeting of Directors, which took place in Fallon & Byrne in Dublin.
This is a new initiative by SDGI in partnership with [..]

Building on previous successful collaborations including ‘Knuckle’ and ‘Horses’, the BBC’s Storyville strand and Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board (IFB) have announced an exciting new creative partnership for the production of documentaries, co-produced between Ireland and the UK.
The partnership will see up to five documentaries co-produced in the next twelve months [..]

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has announced closing dates for applications to Sound & Vision II – The Broadcasting Funding Scheme during 2012. The number of closing dates for television and radio projects has been increased.
The core objective of the Broadcasting Funding Scheme is to increase public access at national, local and community level [..]

Darragh Byrne’s Parked took the top prize at the Mannheim-Heidelberg Film Festival, a festival dedicated to up and coming new directors.
The jury was ‘very much moved by the mastery of storytelling of a first-time director about the unexpected friendship of two opposite characters. In a subtle way the narrative unfolds underestimated values of marginalized [..]

Fancy yourself as a marine movie maker, a latter day Jacques Cousteau, or you just like making movies?
Why not enter the International Mário Ruivo Marine Movie Competition.
All you need is to make a 15 minute DVD on any aspect of the seas and oceans, be in full time education and between the ages of [..]

The Darklight Festival, Ireland’s digital independent film festival has announced the 2012 winners who took part in this year’s festival.
The winners are:
Abel Kavanagh - Laberinto Verde
A gift from the Pacha Mama, the coca leaf has sparked more debate at this time of important geopolitical shifts in South America. [..]

The Irish Film & Television Academy has announced the call for entries for the 9th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards is now open. Submissions in 40 Awards categories will be accepted online at the IFTA website until 3pm Tuesday 29th of November 2011.
The 9th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards will take [..]

Filmbase and TG4 are delighted to announce details of the 5th round of Lasair, the highly successful award scheme for short films made in the Irish language. The scheme is looking to support Ireland’s most exciting new filmmaking talent and will support up to six short films with funding and facilities worth up to €20,000 [..]

Deep End Dance has been selected to compete at Idill - international dance online short film festival.
It and 23 other pre-selected films are online on, as part of the Audience Prize competition. Voting is entirely open to the public and takes only a few seconds, and voting closes on Sunday November 20th. [..]

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This year the International Short Film Festival Leuven in Belgium will showcase some of the best in Irish short filmmaking with two special programmes of Irish shorts. The Irish Film & Television Academy has announced the call for entries for the 9th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards is now open. The internships are designed to extend interns knowledge and understanding of how a Local Authority Arts Office works.