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14/11/2011

Dublin Film Festival Entries Closing Today

Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board (IFB) and the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival deadline for entries to the screenwriting competition, Untitled is today, November 14th.
To be in with a chance of winning a prize of up to €16,000 for the winning script, writers are invited to submit a one page summary for a feature film with the provocative theme of 1916.
This will be narrowed down to a shortlist of five entries and the shortlisted writers will then be asked to write the first few scenes of the script. Each shortlisted candidate will present their project to an independent panel of high profile international industry professionals in front of a public audience during the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival next February.
There are endless ways to interpret the 1916 theme, the most debated and notorious time in Irish history. We're not looking for literal tales torn from dry textbooks. We'll favour lateral thinking; new and confident ways of telling oft-told stories; as well as sideways glances at neglected moments from that ‘interesting time'. All we ask is that the stories are grounded in historical fact. Otherwise, please surprise us.
There was an overwhelming response to this event when it started with over 340 submissions received.
The writing duo of Enda Loughman and Mike Ahern took home the prize of a €16,000 Development Loan towards the development of their comedy screenplay The Bogman King.
The previous winning pair presented their script to a panel, chaired by IFB Development Executive Andrew Meehan and comprised of Jameson Dublin International Film Festival Director Grainne Humphreys, Cheryl Taylor, BBC's Controller for Comedy Commissioning, Irish film director Paddy Breathanach and comedy agent Caroline Chignell, in front of a public audience of their peers.
Email: untitledscreenwritingcomp@gmail.com
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