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31st December, 2014 Belfast Film Festival Short Film Competition Submission Deadline 
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For the chance to showcase your work to a packed out auditorium, be critiqued by a panel of industry experts and take the crown as this year’s short film competition winner, simply submit your film today for the 15th Belfast Film Festival.

Cost: £10

3rd January 2015 60th Cork Film Festival Early Bird Deadline 
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Submissions for the 60th Cork Film Festival are now open. Running in November 2015, the 60th anniversary will see Cork City play host to some very special events and screenings. One of Europe’s oldest film festivals, Cork Film Festival plays a rich selection of the best of contemporary global cinema and is always on the look out for interesting new voices.

Until midnight GMT Saturday 03 January – CorkShorts €10 / Shorts €15 / Features €20.

7th - 10th January 2015 EAVE+ 4th Edition 
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An intensive four day workshop event for independent producers with a solid track record and international experience reinforcing their managerial and financial capacity to compete successfully in European and global markets and to run sustainable companies.

13th January 2015 Creative Europe funding programme calls for TV Programming Proposals First Deadline 
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This scheme aims to help independent European production companies to produce television programmes (in principle not intended for theatrical release), with at least three European broadcasters attached.

Deadline 1: 13 January 2015 (11am GMT) Deadline 2: 28 May 2015 (11am GMT).

14th January, 2015 Belfast Film Festival Short Film Competition Submission Late Deadline 
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For the chance to showcase your work to a packed out auditorium, be critiqued by our panel of industry experts and take the crown as this year’s short film comeptition winner, simply submit your film today! Late Deadline

Cost: £20

15th-17th January 2015 Screen Training Ireland Hosts Introduction to Prosthetics 
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INTRODUCTION TO PROSTHETICS Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th January 2015 This two/three-day course will introduce participants to the process of making basic prosthetics, focusing on flat moulds and offering participants the chance to sculpt, mould and apply a simple wound prosthetic. An optional third day will focus specifically on life casting.

15th January 2015 Creative Europe funding programme calls Development Single Project Proposals First Deadline 
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This scheme is aimed at independent European production companies who have produced at least one previous eligible project and are looking to develop a project with international potential for cinema, television or digital platforms. FINAL DEADLINE.

20th-21st January 2015 Screen Training Ireland Hosts Prosthetics Application Course 
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This two-day crash course in prosthetic application will provide demonstrations and guided tutorials on a range of prosthetics materials and application techniques.

20th January - 10th March Screenwriting for Beginners with Lindsay Sedgwick - Filmbase 
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nterested in Screenwriting? Taught by experienced screenwriter Lindsay Sedgwick, this courses gives an excellent grounding in the basics: an introduction to the craft of screenwriting, developing character, writing the individual scene, dialogue, structure, format, writing for TV, writing comedy, rewriting techniques and writing treatments.

Cost: €260 Members / €295 Non-Members.

22nd January - February 1st 2015 Sundance Film Festival 
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The Sundance Film Festival, one of the world’s leading festivals for independent film, will screen Irish films ‘Glassland’ and ‘Strangerland’ in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section which only selects 12 films from thousands of entries. ‘The Visit’, an Irish co-production, from the team behind the documentary ‘His & Hers’ will screen in the World Documentary Competition category.

23rd-29th January 2015 International Slamdance Film Festival 2015 
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Slamdance is a showcase for raw and innovative filmmaking self governed - By Filmmakers, For Filmmakers. The year-round organization serves new and emerging artists, filmmakers and storytellers. Irish feature 'Darkness on the Edge of Town' has US premiere at the festival.

25th January 2015 The Screen Actors Guild Awards 
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Lauded by critics for its style, simplicity and genuine warmth, the Screen Actors Guild Awards®, which made its debut in 1995, has become one of the industry’s most prized honors. Irish nominees include Allen Leech, Saoirse Ronan and more!

26th January–16th March 2015 Writing for TV Drama with Eilish Kent - Filmbase 
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Writing Television Drama is a course aimed at writers who are interested in learning more about the fundamental skills of crafting good television drama in all its forms. Runs over 8 weeks on Monday Evenings.

Cost: €260 Members / €295 Non-Members.

26th – 30th January Filmmaking Essentials: 5 Days, 5 Skills - Filmbase 
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Taught by various tutors from different disciplines, the course will cover Screenwriting, Producing, Directing, Camera and Editing. Made up of introductory lessons and practical exercises, it is a perfect introduction to the world of filmmaking.

Cost: €460 members / €490 non-members.

28th-30th January 2015 3rd Annual Film and Technology Forum Digital Biscuit 
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Digital Biscuit is an international film and technology conference that aims to foster innovation and collaboration in film and television production. The 3-day event in Dublin acts as a platform for filmmakers, technologists and creatives to meet, create, share knowledge and get inspired. Digital Biscuit explores the future of the moving image through masterclasses, new technology demos, screenings and talks from world-renowned experts at the forefront of new digital filmmaking techniques.

30th January 2015 Higher Diploma in Televsion WIT 
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The Higher Diploma in Arts in Television Production, developed by WIT and Nemeton Television in partnership with Udarás na Gaeltachta, has been successfully preparing new media talent since 2006. This year long course is designed to provide students with the essential practical skills in order to work as professionals in the television and digital video industry.

The course will offer each of the participants the opportunity to work in a live production environment and at the end of the course each student will have directed or edited his or her own television programme. These programmes will satisfy the broadcast criteria of both TG4 and RTE. The course will be taught through the Irish language and therefore will also develop the linguistic abilities of students.

Applicants must hold a Level 7 qualification or higher and must have a level of competency in spoken Irish. Applicants without the above minimum requirements but with relevant industrial experience and language competency will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Múinfear an cúrsa trí mheán na Gaeilge, rud a chuirfidh le scileanna teanga na scoláirí. Déanfar é seo trí iad a thumadh i dtimpeallacht oibre as Gaeilge. Ní bheidh aon táille ar an gcúrsa seo.

31st January & 1st February 2015 Producing a Low Budget Feature Film with Rachel Lysaght - Filmbase 
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An experienced producer will take you through all aspects of producing a feature script on a low budget. This course is open to everyone and is especially suitable for first-time feature producer/director teams. The course will include a case study of a recent Irish feature film.

Cost: €175 Members / €200 Non-Members.

31st January & 1st February 2015 Producing a Low Budget Feature Film with Rachel Lysaght - Filmbase 
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Do you want to know what it takes to produce a low budget Feature Film? This course returns to Filmbase with experienced Producer, Rachel Lysaght (One Million Dubliners, Patrick’s Day). Using successful low budget films as case studies, this course is theory based with some practical exercises. It is the ideal course for first-time Director and Producers of low budget feature films.

Cost: €175 Members / €200 Non-Members.

5th February 2015 MEDIA Development - Slate Funding 2015 
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To increase the capacity of film producers to develop European Audiovisual works with a potential to circulate in the Union and beyond, and to facilitate European and international cooperation.

This scheme supports proposals to develop a Single Project or a Slate of 3 to 5 projects (Slate Funding) intended primarily for cinema release, television broadcasting or commercial exploitation on digital platforms in the following categories:

  • animation
  • creative documentary
  • fiction

5th-15th February 2015 Berlin International Film Festival 
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The Berlin International Film Festival is one of the world's leading film festivals and most reputable media events. Irish actor Moe Dunford to be awarded with a Shooting Star on February 7th.


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