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New Film Board News
15 Oct 1998 :

RTE and The Irish Film Board have invited applications to Short Cuts, the award scheme for new short Irish fiction films. The deadline for the receipt of completed applications is 5.30pm on Friday 13th of November 1998. See awards and deadlines for further information.

As part of the Cork Film Festival the Irish Film Board is holding an exhibition of film posters for previous projects they have been involved in at the Triskel Arts Centre for the duration.

Conflict of Interest

The Irish Film Board has reviewed its policy and procedures on conflict of interest with the intention of reconciling a relevant Board including members active in the film industry, with the highest standards of public integrity. The Board examined the codes of conduct and examples of best practice from ten equivalent film agencies in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Canada and has adopted stringent procedures to ensure that any board member who has an interest in a film will not be involved in decisions taken in relation to that project.

As a result, the Board has adopted the following Standing Orders relating to Conflict of Interest:

1. A Conflict of Interest arises when a member of the Board, or a member of the Board member's family or a person or corporate or other organisation connected with the member has an interest in any matter to due to come before the Board.

2. This conflict shall be communicated by the member in writing to the Chief Executive as soon as is practical when they become aware of it.

3. The Chair shall declare that Conflict of Interest at the meeting, which shall be noted in the minutes, and the member shall absent himself/herself from all discussions relating to that matter.

4. The Board member concerned shall not be directly informed of the Boards decision which will be communicated to the applicant in the normal way.

5. A Board member who becomes attached to any project subsequent to a board decision to support it shall notify the Chief Executive in writing who shall maintain a register of all such interests.

 

Film Board Results

The Film Board results for the May 31st Deadline are as follows:

The Board received 82 applications for development finance; 22 applications for production finance; 34 applications for Documentary (development and production); 17 applications for Animation (development and finance)

The following applicants have been made offers of finance subject to contractual agreement:

Development Finance

A Little Piece of Earth - Bandit Films

Castle Rackrent - Parellel Film Productions

Cuban Liberties - Roisin Rue Films

Famine - Revolution Films

Half Life - Jeffrey Levy-Hitne

No Magic Pill - Metropolitan Films

Timbuktu - Magahy and Company

Tone Dead - Ocean Film Productions

Vallie and Sammy - Rough Magic

Production Finance

Country - Indi Films

Days Like This - Paerallax films/Raw Nerve Productions

The Mammy - Hell's Kitchen

Park - High Hat Productions

A Perfect Stranger - Zanita Films

 

 

Documentary Production

Fiddler in India Archiva Chonamara

I Am Aidan Graph Films

It Must Be Done Right De Facto Films

McDonagh Pictures Seafield Productions

 

Documentary Development

Chess - Telwell Productions

Don't Muck About With The Moon - Tim Booth

Summer on 'Le Sel' - Vinagar Hill Productions

Year Zero - Hot Rock

Animation Productions

De Brudders - Brown Bag Films

Penny Dreadful - Alegro Animation


Michael McMahon 15/10/98



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