Screen Training Ireland is seeking applications from female directors interested in a shadow directing opportunity on upcoming film production The Last Right.

Due to the nature of production the opportunity will have a fluid form but the overall objective will be to provide participants with exposure and experience on a feature film set, and ultimately to help increase the number of future productions directed by female talent.

This is not a training scheme and the shadowing opportunity is not open to entry-level talent. The focus is on career advancement. There is a modest stipend provided and the duration of the shoot is 5 weeks, starting in early November, with a potential extra week or two either side to also get some pre/post experience.

Essential requirements:

• Candidates must be female, and have directed at least one short film that has had an award-qualifying festival premiere, or TV broadcast

• Candidates must have a director, assistant director, or DOP credit on at least two short films, and/or one feature film

• Candidates must able to provide a link to an up to date showreel and provide a current director CV

• Candidates are expected to be self-starters, with a positive attitude, who have on-set experience and who recognise this role is to assist and shadow the director

• Candidates must have a current, clean driving licence and their own car

To apply please email grainne.bennett@screentrainingireland.ie by 30th of September. Please supply a current CV, a link to a show reel, and a short description of why this shadow directing opportunity might be beneficial in advancing your directing career. Candidates who do not meet the essential requirements will not be considered.

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A year on from ‘ The Nightflyers’ programme beginning their production at the Limerick studio, today’s announcement by the Troy board is welcomed by the investors, industry and educational bodies.

With Siún Ní Raghallaigh, Ozzy Kilkenny and Joe Devine taking the microphone this morning, there was a lot of celebrate as well as to look forward to in the coming weeks, months and years to come.

While tributes were being paid to a number of key staff for their hard work over the last number of years, the key points of this mornings well attended announcement focused on how “Troy Studios is on the lips of production executives in California”.

A fourth sound stage will be created to compliment the three existing stages, two of which are housing elements or sets for Nightflyers which screens in the US in December.

150 people will be employed for construction and it is envisioned that there will be further

multiples from what nightflyers generated.

Troy is delivering and a driver for the Audio Video industry, according to Joe Devine, and with the increase demand for content, Limerick and Ireland are well placed on the global film map with today’s announcement.

The studio expansion will also drive local industry as well as training events and special Troy talks with recognized industry guests.

A new BA in Business of Content Production is also being created through educational partner University of Limerick.

There is a prediction of a 30% growth in the film industry over next 5 years and the Section 481 tax incentive still has protential to attract further international investment.

Partnership with all the local educators is vital and further developments with the likes of Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick School of Art and Design, University of Limerick, Mary Immaculate College and Limerick College of Further Education, will be in progress in the coming months and years to come.

Following on from the success of previous collaborative film scoring programmes, IMRO and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, in association with The Contemporary Music Centre (CMC) and Screen Training Ireland will bring together some of the very best emerging Irish filmmakers and composers to work on an exciting collaborative project during 2018/2019.

This initiative will provide emerging filmmakers and composers with an invaluable opportunity to enhance their skills through hands-on experience in a vital aspect of film post-production. It is also a rare opportunity to have a score composed and recorded for full orchestra. Each year, films featured in this initiative have gone on to win awards at various national and international film festivals, clearly signalling the impressive creative output of Irish filmmakers and film composers.

The focus of the project is a one day recording session in RTÉ studios in March 2019 with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra recording original scores for short film submissions selected for the initiative. Programme participants will be further supported through mentoring sessions and workshops with leading industry specialists.

We are now seeking applications from interested filmmakers who would like to participate in this programme. Due to the limited number of places available we have set down a number of qualifying criteria for those wishing to take part.

Filmmakers

Submitted film projects for the initiative should require original scored music totalling between three and five minutes. Ideally the film should have a maximum duration of 10 – 15 minutes and should be close to or have completed picture lock. Once selected, the filmmakers will work with a composer, who has been selected through the process, who will create a full score for the film to be performed and recorded by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

All categories of film will be considered e.g. live-action drama, animation, documentary, experimental, etc. Ideally, the film projects submitted should be close to completion on editing. The use of temp tracks or “mood music” where score is required is allowed but not required.

The closing date for submissions for this initiative is 5pm Friday 28th September 2018

Our preference is to receive your submission electronically. Please send a link to your film submission to keith.johnson@imro.ie or alternatively by post to:

IMRO / RTÉ Scoring For Film Program 2018/19

Keith Johnson

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Simon Filming ‘Granny’ and the Royal de Luxe for the short doc ‘One Giant Leap’

It has only been 4 years since she took her first steps in Limerick but it is still the most remembered weekend of the City of Culture 2014. It would be great to have the Royal de Luxe team back. Cheers again to Zeb Moore on giving his time back then for this short doc.

This week sees the arrival of the new first years to the Creative Broadcast & Film Production programme at Limerick Institute of Technology.

With the return of all the other students on Sept 10th, this year will see a huge increase in numbers. We look forward to greeting everyone and working with students on multiple academic and creative events such as the Richard Harris International Film Festival in October, the LIT Music Festival and the Student Showcase in spring 2019.

For future students thinking of joining the programme in 2019 then watch this space for info on forthcoming open days at LIT and other Creative Technology Events.

 

Its that time of year again and the Call for Entries for the 2018 Richard Harris International Film Festival is now CLOSED.

With an increase in interest again this year, work on the famous Live Awards Show is under way. As always the students and staff of the Creative Broadcast & Film Production programme at Limerick Institute of Technology will be putting together a great show for both the audience on the night and the world wide viewers of the live stream.

Keep an eye out on the festival website HERE as well as social media for further information in the coming weeks.

Until then…

S.

 

The awards show is a production of the Limerick Film Festival for the Richard Harris International Film Festival and produced by the staff and students of the Creative Broadcast & Film Production Programme at L.I.T.

Click the image below for more information on the Creative Broadcast & Film Production undergraduate programme.

The Story of Looking with Mark Cousins & Declan McGrath | August 23rd
The Story of Looking with Mark Cousins & Declan McGrath

Speakers: Mark Cousins interviewed by Declan McGrath
Date: Thursday August 23rd, 2018.
Duration: 3pm – 4.30pm
Venue: The Portershed, Galway City.
Cost: €10. Limited places available. Booking through Eventbrite.

Course Profile: 
What is inside or outside the frame of a picture, the colours and shapes that the frame contains – these are some of the most important elements in what defines cinema. In this afternoon chat with Mark Cousins, we will go on a visual journey, exploring the story of looking in many art forms especially cinema and we will also discuss the emotion and meaning that can be produced by images. The talk will be chaired by Declan McGrath and is inspired by Mark’s new book, ‘The Story of Looking’.

Participant Profile: This talk is aimed at those working in the audio-visual sector who want to take some time out to discuss the importance of an image and its potential power.

Application procedure: 
Book your place at this EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-story-of-looking-with-mark-cousins-declan-mcgrath-tickets-48592908698

Email education@galwayfilmcentre.ie with any further queries.

About Mark Cousins: 
Mark Cousins is an Irish-Scottish film director, writer and occasional presenter/critic on film. He is a prolific producer and director and is best known for his 15-hour 2011 documentary ‘The Story of Film: An Odyssey’. He is returning to Galway on August 23rd to present his latest film ‘The Eyes of Orson Welles’, which includes details of Welles’ time spent in Connemara in 1931.

About Declan McGrath:
Belfast man, Declan McGrath, has recently directed and produced Lomax in Éirinn for TG4 and the BAI. In 2016, he directed and produced Mary McAleese & The Man Who Saved Europe for RTÉ and BBC (winner of the Radharc Award for Best Historical Documentary 2016). Declan has also written two books on the craft of cinema and contributes to the American film magazine, ‘Cineaste’.

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This event is run with the support of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

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Radharc is very pleased to announce the Call for Entries to the Radharc Awards 2018.

The Awards event will take place on Friday 26th October in the Talbot Stillorgan Hotel Mount Merrion County Dublin.

The Radharc Awards seek to celebrate excellence in documentary filmmaking and to acknowledge films of outstanding quality in the spirit of Radharc.

The Radharc Awards were established in 2002 to honour the memory of Fr Joe Dunn and Radharc’s achievements in religious affairs programmes for Irish television from 1962 to 1997, and to encourage similar quality documentary production amongst filmmakers in Ireland today.

Awards are presented every two years to the producers of documentaries for Television and Digital Media which are of outstanding quality and that address national or international topics of social justice, history, morality and faith.

The producer of the winning production for Television will receive the bronze Radharc trophy.

The winner of the documentary for Digital Media will receive a signed decorative scroll.   Further decorative scrolls may be awarded for productions that are highly commended

Category One: An award for documentaries broadcast in the qualifying period on any free to air channel on the island of Ireland.

Category Two: An award for non-broadcast documentaries produced during the same period for digital media.

It is this category (2) that should interest to third level students which is for non- televised films  in the ethos of Radharc films of old and which can be of any  length from 5 minutes upwards.

The Radharc Awards are highly coveted by film schools and students around the country and they are encouraged to submit an entry for the forthcoming awards event. The closing date for entries is  the 1st October next .
See the links below for more details and entry form:

 

Limerick Post 4th August 2018