Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

Irish Film Board and Arts Council launch new documentary production fund

The Irish Arts Council and Bord Scannan na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (BSÉ/IFB) have called for proposals for a new production fund, 'Documenting the Arts'.
Complementing existing documentary and other funding programmes already provided by the two agencies, Documenting the Arts aims to encourage new and established film-makers to produce personal, creative and compelling arts-based documentaries that examine, in an exciting way, the diverse issues of arts and culture in a contemporary or historical context
The Documenting the Arts fund plans to finance five or six new documentaries per year. Between the two agencies, a maximum of €90,000 is available per documentary.
Mary Cloake, Director of the Arts Council, said: “The Arts Council is delighted to lead on this important initiative. We consider it to be a major step forward in chronicling the contribution of the arts and artists to our society and of capturing the excitement of artistic life. Partnership is a key approach is this project and we look forward to working with BSE/IFB on realising this opportunity”.
“We are delighted to partner with our friends at the Arts Council on this unique new scheme, the structure of which is a first for the Irish Film Board," said BSÉ/IFB CEO Mark Woods. "Creative documentary film-makers can be empowered by initiating Arts Council funding to seek pre-sales from broadcasters and thereby, for the first time, automatically trigger financing from the Irish Film Board”.
The fund is a stepped whereby firstly, the Arts Council can provide an award of up to €40,000 (Stage 1) which can be used by the applicant to fully fund their project. Or the applicant may use this initial ‘seed’ funding as part-finance, in which case, the applicant may then choose to move on to Stage 2 whereby the Irish Film Board may provide further automatic funding of up to €50,000 per project, triggered by broadcaster commitment(s). Applications for Stage 1 funding will be assessed in one round per year. Applications for Stage 2 funding will be processed year round.
The deadline for Stage 1 Arts Council applications is Tuesday June 7 2005 at 5pm.
Filmbase will administer the Documenting the Arts fund on behalf of the Arts Council.
For further information on guidelines and application forms, please visit: , , or .
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

Silver Spoon Announces New Hires
Silver Spoon augments their real-time animation and virtual production capabilities with new production team hires. The appointments follow the studio
ShotGrid Launches New Resource Planning Views
ShotGrid has launched new Resource Planning views to aid producers and management teams to improve scheduling workflows. Resource Planning views allow
Studio Berlin Commissions New UHD/HDR OB Van
German-based TV production service company Studio Berlin has commissioned a new UHD/HDR OB van, the U10. Studio Berlin pursued innovative paths for mo
Telestream Unveils New Cloud-Native QC Service
Telestream®, a leading provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and
ITN Announces New Technology Director
ITN has announced the appointment of Jon Roberts as its new Director of Technology, Production and Innovation. Jon will join ITN's Senior Leadership T
Green Hippo Announces New Hippotizer V4+ MK2 Hardware
Green Hippo has announced the latest hardware version of its award-winning Hippotizer Media Server range: Hippotizer V4+ MK2. Delivering generational
ITV Commissions New Daytime Show
ITV has commissioned a new daytime quiz show format which will be hosted by Ranvir Singh. From producers East Media, Riddiculous (20x’60) will see thr
Evertz Shows New Additions To Its BRAVO Studio Platform
Simplifying cloud-based production will be a key focus during the Evertz Connected 2021: Fall Edition virtual technology portal as the company demonst
Agile Content Appoints New Corporate Director
Agile Content has appointed Alfonso Zapata, a former ING Direct executive, as its new Corporate Director. With extensive experience in the digital ban
Bluebell Opticom Confirms New Appointments
Bluebell Opticom Ltd is undertaking a series of new appointments that will enable even greater agility and responsiveness to both customer and market
Shutterstock Launches New Brand Campaign
Shutterstock has launched its new brand campaign and TV commercial, 100% Shutterstock. Created solely with Shutterstock content, the TV campaign showc
Actus Digital Unveils New Version Of Its Intelligent Media Monitoring Platform
Actus Digital has unveiled a new version of its intelligent media monitoring platform. The next generation of Actus Digital's platform offers simplifi
PMC Launches New Loudspeaker Range
PMC has launched a new line of compact, state-of-the-art near-and midfield monitors that will redefine the listening experience for every audio profes
LynTec To Display New Lighting Control Product Line-Up At InfoComm 2021
LynTec is to showcase its new lighting control product lineup with the LCP Lighting Control Panel Series and Narrow Profile Panelboards in Booth 6049
Just Add Power Announces Availability Of New Driver
Just Add Power has announced the availability of a new driver supporting Luxul's SW-510-48P-F, SW-610-24P-R, and SW-610-48P-F managed L2/L3 Gigabit sw