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BCI Awards €11million Through Sound & Vision
23 Feb 2006 :
The Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) has announced the allocation of a total of €11m in funding in the first round of the Sound & Vision Broadcasting Funding Scheme, with a total of 37 successful television projects.

The winning projects were chosen from 166 applications (82TV/84Radio). The first round of the scheme will allocate €10.5million to the selected television projects and €0.5million to 45 radio initiatives. €6.5m or 62% of the total budget allocation will fund programmes in the Irish language.

Of the applications approved for funding in television, nine applications for English language programming will receive funding to the value of €2.5m, one application for adult literacy will receive €1.5m and twenty-seven applications will receive €6.5m for programmes in the Irish language and bi-lingual programming.

The highest awards went to National Adult Literacy Agency (€1,530,467) for their RTE educational production ‘Really Useful Guide to Words and Numbers’, Telegael Teoranta (€1,529,020) for their teenage Irish language drama series ‘Aifric’ and Rubicon Films (€750,000) for the production of a new comedy drama series ‘The Running Mate’.

From the 37 television awards, a total of 26 documentary projects were successful. Projects included in the list were GMTV’s ‘Event Pass’ (€227,128), Loopline Films’ ‘Foley - Ghost of the Empire’ (€134,930) and Dearg Films’ ‘Uachtaran’ (€385,526). Two animation projects won awards; ‘Brendan & The Book of Kells’ and ‘Kids' Stories International’, garnering €492,178 and €300,000 respectively; and feature films in receipt of funding include; Newgrange Pictures (€600,000) for ‘Kings’, ROSG (€660,698) for their feature ‘Cré na Cille’ and Janey Films (€500,000) for ‘32A’.

Speaking about the announcement Chief Executive of the BCI, Michael O’Keeffe said “We are delighted to announce such a significant level of support for new programming which will increase the availability of programmes on Irish culture, heritage and experience and adult literacy to audiences in the State. In particular the funding being made available for Irish language programming is to be welcomed. Both the level and quality of applications received in this round underlines the interest in and commitment to the development of innovative programming in Ireland.”

It is anticipated that a second call for applications to the Sound & Vision scheme will be launched in mid-late March.

The television awards in full:

Applicant

Application

Genre

€ Award

National Adult Literacy Agency
Really useful guide to words and numbers
Education
1,530,467
Cartoon Saloon
Brendan and the secret of Kells
Animation Series
492,178

Keg Kartoonz

Kids' Stories International

Animation Series

300,000

Araby Productions

Landscape painting of Ireland

Docu - Arts

196,000

Crescendo Concepts

Grandpa, speak to me in Russian

Docu - Historical

49,638

Crossing The Line Films

The Catalpa rescue

Docu - Drama

395,000

Wide Eye Films

The front line

Drama - Feature

65,000

Janey Films

32 A

Drama - Feature

500,000

GMTV

Event Pass

Docu - Historical

227,128

Leslie Graham t/a GTV

Sports Nationwide

Sports - Mag Show

300,000

Crossing The Line Films

Craiceann Geal, Croi Marbh

Docu

269,579

Union Films

Aonach Tailteann - Olympiad na nGael

Docu

81,434

Forefront

Mise Seán

Docu - Arts

97,553

Feenish Production

Ábhar Machnaimh

Docu - Arts

17,633

Fastnet Films

Fuil agus Dúch

Docu – Arts

186,834

Yellow Asylum

Éagnarirc do Phádraig Mac Piarais

Docu – Arts

59,877

Borderline Productions

Rugger Buggers

Docu - Contemp

147,000

Vinegar Hill

In search of the Hamely Tongue

Docu - Contemp

60,000

Wildfire Films

The undertakers

Docu - Contemp

96,020

Akajava Films

Wonderland

Docu - Contemp

73,000

Icebox Films

On Duibhlinn Anios

Docu - Contemp

208,227

Ikandi

The Molly Maguires

Docu - Historical

94,000

Akajava Films

Katanga

Docu - Historical

80,000

Ikandi

Soviet na hÉireann

Docu - Historical

125,889

Loopline Films

Foley - Ghost of the Empire

Docu - Historical

134,930

Lugh Films

Fear na nOilean

Docu - Historical

105,100

Dearg Films

Uachtaran

Docu - Historical

385,526

Eo Telefis

Ag Lorg Sorcha

Docu - Historical

121,128

Scun Scan

An Misiún & Na Slánaitheoirí

Docu - Historical

55,625

Besom Productions

Hunger

Docu - Historical

44,604

Dovinia

Bibeanna

Docu - Historical

208,868

Scannan Dobharchú

Dúchas Ceoil

Docu - Music

75,085

Sibéal Teo

Canúintí Ceoil

Docu - Music

220,249

Newgrange Pictures

Kings

Drama - Feature

600,000

ROSG

Cré na Cille

Drama - Feature

660,698

Rubicon Films

The running mate

Drama - Series - Comedy

750,000

Telegael Teoranta

Aifric

Drama - Series - Teens

1,529,020



For further info visit www.bci.ie



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