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Film Commission Project - Information session 6th September

KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL - Film commission project 2014/15. Information session 6th September.

Under the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government Per Cent for Art scheme for Castlewarden to Ballygoran, Kildare County Council wishes to further develop its support for film production in the county by commissioning a series of original films to be made in North County Kildare.  

Under this commission scheme, two awards of €10,000 and two awards of €18,000 will be made.  The awards will be made towards the cost of the film production.

Short film, feature film, documentary, experimental and artist films will all be considered

Applications are invited for original script ideas from filmmakers at all stages of their development.

An information session about the commissions will be held in Riverbank Arts Centre on Saturday 6th September at 10.30am.  You can book a place at the information session in the link below


An application form will be made available from Monday 10th September 2014

STAGE 1       Application form should be submitted no later than 10am, Monday 6th  October 2014.

STAGE 2       Interviews will take place on the 13th/14th October 2014 in Newbridge,  Co Kildare

It is expected that the commissioned films will be completed by late autumn 2015.


In '(Continue to) Make Inroads : An Arts Development Plan for Kildare Local Authorities 2012-2016, http://www.kildare.ie/artsservice/policiesandpublications/  the Arts Service identified five key ways of working with the arts community through its arts programmes - to curate, mentor, broker, respond and inspire  Having identified a need for training and professional development of local film makers, the Arts Service has developed a number of initiatives in recent years

* The establishment of the Film Bursary Award, an annual grant aid opportunity for filmmakers from Kildare

* A Film Lab and 'How to get your short film funded' seminars

* 'Maynooth Film for All' film club, in association with NUI, Maynooth features talks with guest directors, writers, etc

* Support for Athy and Naas Film clubs

* 'Create your own film' course for young people, introducing them to script writing, directing, camera and sound operation, lighting, acting for camera and set design.

* Final Cut Pro training - The Platform4 Digital Media Studio, Leixlip offers accredited and non-accredited Apple training in Final Cut Pro, Apples powerful film editing software.

* 'All About Eva' was commissioned through the Per Cent for Art scheme for the Srowlands/Barrow Extraction scheme.  This feature film was shot on location in Athy in May 2014.  Directed by Ferdia Mac Anna and produced by Kildare County Council, the film was written by local writers and featured local cast and crew.  Following a Cast & Crew launch in September 2104, the film will be submitted for national and international film festivals.

These programmes are supported by the Arts Council

* Grant aid and support were provided for a number of film projects including

'Horsepower' artist film by by visual artist John O'Connell


'Here I am World'

Commissioned by Kildare County Council this film explores the work of Rudolph Laban, artist, choreographer and theorist

Directed by Helena Doyle

produced by: Eoghan Doyle, Kildare County Council

Film Mentor: Peter Kelly                           


'The End of the Counter', short film

Written and directed by Laura Mc-Gann and produced by Ailsing Ahmed

It won Best Short Documentary Award at the Galway Film Fleadh 2013


'Billy and Chuck' short film                                                                                                  

It is written and directed by Lee Cronin and produced by John Keville.


'Ghost Train' short film

Ghost Train was written and directed by Lee Cronin and produced by John Keville and Ulla Simonen.  It had its international premiere at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2014 and nationally in the Galway Film Fleadh

Roller Derby documentary                                                                                             

Directed by Laura Mc Gann                                                   

https://twitter.com/rollerderbyfilm (due for completion 2014)

 ‘In Ribbons’ short film

 Written by Caroline Farrell and directed by Marie-Valerie Jeantelot.


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