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- View Sourcehttp://www.Studio-NI.orgFrom: Filmbase NewsletterDate: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 12:49:30 -0400 (EDT)Subject: Short Film News, Film Funding Deadlines, Last Call for MSc applications, Training Dates, Film Ireland latest and more!
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Join Our List Issue: #271 23rd Aug 2013Hello!
We're delighted to announce that Filmbase/TG4 funded short 4 Bhanríon (4 Queens) has been selected as a short narrative winner at the Moondance Int. Film Festival and that Filmbase/RTÉ funded short The Consolation of Orion has been selected for the LA Shorts Festival - more details on both below!
We have announced the final call for applications to the filmbase Masters Courses in Feature Film and Creative Documentary Production so please make sure to contact us if you're interested in applying for the course.We have a reminder of the latest upcoming funding deadlines for the Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Awards and the Arts Council's Reel Art scheme.
Training have a selection of fantastic courses coming up from screenwriting to editing as well as our special masterclass with award-winning indie producer Christine Vachon (Kill Your Darlings, Mildred Pierce, Boys Don't Cry).
In other news, the latest Frameworks teams have been announced and On the Reel, a new YouTube series produced in association with Film Ireland, would love you to give them a final vote today as part of the Arthur Guinness Projects fund.Equipment feature their new SQN 4S Mini Location Mixer. More details can be found below.
Lastly, check out our blog for all the latest in film news.
Have a good one!All the best,
From all the Filmbase staff
NEWS: WIN FOR LASAIR SHORT 4 BHANRÍON
4 Bhanríon (4 Queens) Wins at Moondance Film Festival
Filmbase is delighted to hear that 4 Bhanríon (4 Queens), directed by Vittoria Colonna, is a short narrative winner at the Moondance Film Festival (moondancefilmfestival.com)! The film, funded through the Filmbase/TG4 Lasair short film scheme, premiered earlier this year at the Galway Film Fleadh and will receive its US premiere tomorrow afternoon as part of the LA Indie Film Festival.
4 Bhanríon was written by Eoin Rogers, directed by Vittoria Colonna and produced by Cathleen Dore. The cast includes Máire Ní Ghráinne, Bríd Mc Carthy, Áine Ní Mhuirí, Geraldine Plunkett and Sheila Flitton with editor Julian Ulrichs, cinematographer Cathal Watters and composer Anna Rice on board.
Synopsis: Four elderly sisters play a game of poker with their zanax, valium and pearls to decide who will take care of their ailing mother...
Check out the film's Facebook page HERE>
NEWS: FILMBASE/RTÉ SHORT FOR LA SHORTS FEST FILMBASE/RTÉ FUNDED SHORT SELECTED FOR LA
SHORTS FEST 2013The RTÉ/Filmbase funded short "The Consolation of Orion" has been selected for the Oscar affiliated LA Shorts Festival, which runs from Sept 5th - 12th 2013. It was previously selected for the New York International Shorts Fest in May.
The 15 minute short film is written and directed by Co. Clare based independent filmmaker Siobhan McMahon and produced by David Clarke of El Zorrero Films. The DoP on the film was Richie Donnelly.
The short film presents Robert O' Mahoney (One Hundred Mornings) in the role of "Frank", a widower struggling to come to terms with the death of his wife. "Tommy", a young homeless man, becomes his confidante, but all is not what it seems. Michael Sheehan (Fair City) plays the role of Tommy.
For further details about the film and the director click on www.siobhanmcmahon.ie
NEWS: LAST CHANCE TO APPLY FOR FILMBASE MSc
Last Chance to Apply for Filmbase Masters Courses in Feature Film and Creative Documentary Production
Filmbase is currently accepting final applications for its Masters courses in Digital Feature Film and Creative Documentary Production starting in September. The course, run in association with Staffordshire University, is industry-facing and aims to assist filmmakers in developing their skills in the area of feature length film and documentary production.
The course is currently entering its third year and is building on the success of the feature films created to-date on the programme. How To Be Happy, starring Brian Gleeson and Gemma-Leah Devereux, recently received its World Premiere with two sell out screenings at the Galway Film Fleadh. Keys To The City, starring Rory Keenan, Conor Mullen, Una Kavanagh, David Murray and Natalia Kostrzewa, premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh in 2012 and has since screened at numerous festivals worldwide and will soon be available for digital download worldwide.
The course's intensive film production module allows students the opportunity to develop the essential skills necessary for future roles in the film industry while working in a highly practical film-making environment resulting in a full-length feature film. Students will also forge links with established filmmakers, rental companies and post production facilities through the film production process. Optional modules will also take place throughout the year in London and in Berlin during the European Film Market.
Filmbase should receive expressions of interest from prospective students by September 5th for enrollment in 2013. Filmmakers interested in applying for the course can find more details on www.filmmasters.ie.
FUNDING: UPCOMING FUNDING DEADLINESFilmbase/RTÉ Short Film Awards 2013 - 2nd Round Deadline 27th SeptFilmbase/RTÉ funded short Crossword
Two short films will be offered funding and facilities worth up to €20,000 each in this round - the deadline is 5pm Friday 27th September.
The Filmbase/RTÉ scheme is one of the few opportunities open to new filmmakers and the emphasis of the scheme is on the quality of the creative ideas. Full guidelines are available on the Filmbase website at www.filmbase.ie/awards
Reel Art 2013 - Deadline 5pm Friday 18th October
Launched in 2008, Reel Art is designed to provide film artists with a unique opportunity to make highly creative, imaginative and experimental documentaries on an artistic theme. Operated in association with Filmbase and the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF), this Arts Council scheme will wholly support two films with grants of €70-€80,000 per project. Reel Art films will premiere at JDIFF in February 2015. The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 18th October at 17:00, 2013. Full guidelines and the application form are available at www.reelart.ieReel Art funded featureWonder House
Filmbase will host a free Reel Art information session at 3pm on Tue 17th September for anyone interested in applying for the scheme. To register for the info session please email info@....
PRODUCTION TRAINING - 2013 DATES!Hollywood Screenwriting: Jumping the first hurdle
James BartlettThursday November 7th, 10.30 - 1.30pm
In Hollywood, thousands of scripts land on the desks of producers, agents, actors and studio executives every day - how can you make sure that yours makes it past the first hurdle? This hurdle is actually a person - a script reader - and he or she can be many things: a stressed assistant, a summer intern, or - if you're lucky - someone who has spent years analyzing scripts and can recognize talent and potential when they see it.
Dates: Thursday 7th November, 10.30 - 1.30pmScreenwriting Pitching Workshop
James BartlettThursday November 7th, 2.30 - 6pm
* Pitch your script and discuss individual projects with a top Script Consultant *
To pitch your script, email TITLE and a 2 LINE LOGLINE only by Monday the 28th of October at 12noon to tristan@...
James Bartlett is a writer and journalist living in Los Angeles. He is also a story analyst for the Sundance Institute, National Geographic Films, New Regency, UCLA and the Academy of Motion Pictures' Nicholl Screenwriting Awards, the US consultant for Euroscript, and a reader for several regional funders in the UK and Ireland.
Dates: Thursday 7th November, 2.30 - 6pm
More details on James Bartlett classes HERE>Christine Vachon Producer's Masterclass
Tuesday 3rd September, 6.30 - 10pm (€40)
Co-founder of indie powerhouse Killer Films, Christine Vachon will be in Ireland to give an evening seminar in Independent Producing. Covering topics such as Low Budget Production, The Producer/Director Relationship, Financing, Marketing and Maintianing a Producing Career, this will be invaluable for all budding Producers looking to gain an invaluable insight into Low Budget film production.Booking / More Info:
For more information on any of these courses please contact Tristan tristan@...
To make a booking contact reception on 01 679 6716
NB Filmbase Membership: €65 Waged / €50 unwaged
TRAINING: POST - PRODUCTION COURSESFinal Cut Pro X for FCP7 Editors1 Day WorkshopThis one-day workshop is designed to introduce FCP7 editors to the core features of the new Final Cut Pro X. Using your knowledge of the legacy version of Final Cut Pro, an Apple Certified Trainer will guide you through the key elements of this new editing application; importing, organising, editing, trimming, audio adjustments, adding effects, colour correction and exporting.
Each participant will get hands-on experience with Final Cut Pro X using real-world footage and a completed project to enhance the learning experience.
Monday 22nd October
Monday 26th NovemberCost: €100 members / €120 non-membersTimes: 10.00 - 17.00BOOKING/INFO:
For more info on post-production or multimedia courses at Filmbase please contact Richie O'Keeffe on trainingsupport@... or 01 881 5114.
To book call Filmbase reception on 01 679 6716 or pop in to Filmbase during office hours (9.30am - 5.30pm).
You can also find more info on all of the courses available at Filmbase on www.filmbase.ie/training
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Facebook: /filmireland Twitter: @filmirelandNEWS: ON THE REEL AS PART OF THE ARTHUR GUINNESS PROJECTS ARTS FUNDON THE REELON THE REEL IN ASSOCIATION WITH FILM IRELAND NEED YOUR VOTEON THE REEL is a new YouTube series. Filmbasers Gemma and Lynn will tackle all things movie-based with interviews, reviews and filmmaking tips with an Irish twist. It is the only place to get entertaining and informative video coverage about all the Irish film festivals, new short films and emerging Irish talent.WHY VOTE FOR THEM?As part of their commitment to supporting emerging talent they showcase the work of up-and-coming writers, directors, actors, cinematographers, editors, producers, clapper loaders and tea & coffee makers, all looking to break into the big time. They will also be getting industry professionals to give you their top tips and advice for anyone looking