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€9.5million For TV in BCI’s Sound & Vision II
20 Jul 2006 :
The Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) has announced the funding allocations for the second round of Sound & Vision, the Broadcast Funding Scheme. 39 television projects have received €9.59 million of the €10m total fund.

In this second round, 237 applications were received with 121 applications from the television sector (the remain for radio). This was an increase of 68 projects from the first Sound & Vision scheme.

Of the applications approved for television, €4.9m has been allocated to English language programmes, while Irish language and bi-lingual programmes will receive €4.7m. The Irish and English language programmes cover a wide variety of subjects under the relevant themes of Irish culture, heritage and experience. Programme genres such as documentary, sports programmes, entertainment, drama features and series as well as animation are well represented in the awards.

Top payouts went to Monster Animation (€694,000) for their ‘Fluffy Gardens /Gairdíní Cadáis’ animation; Brown Bag Films (€585,000) for their animation series ‘Grabby Bag’; Crossing the Line Films (€600,000) for their documentary ‘Blood of the Irish’; Dough Productions (€540,000) for the drama series ‘Paddywhackery’ and Element Films (€660,000) for the feature film ‘Garage’ to be directed by IFTA winning ‘Adam & Paul’ director Lenny Abrahamson.

Speaking about the announcement Chief Executive of the BCI, Michael O’Keeffe said “The increase in applications for funding in this second round of Sound & Vision is very encouraging and underlines the significant interest in the scheme from both broadcasters and the production sector. There was also an improvement overall in the quality of applications received in terms of presentation, research and in creatively addressing the themes of Irish culture, heritage and experience. The Commission was particularly pleased with the development of animation projects with all three successful series aimed at the pre-school audience.”




€ Award

Animo Television Ar Thóir Sheáin Uí Ríordáin Doco – Arts 115,000
Animo Television The Mercy Factual 446,000
Bláithín Ní Chathain Teitheadh na nIarlaí Doco – History 213,000
Brown Bag Films Grabby Bag Animation 585,000
COCO Television Productions Ltd Restoration Factual 468,000
Creedo Productions The Exile Files Doco – History 34,000
Crossing the Line Films Blood of the Irish Doco - Contemporary 600,000
Cwmni Da & Midas Frongoch - Coláiste na Réabhlóide Doco – History 127,000
Dough Productions Paddywhackery Drama – Series 540,000
Éamon de Buitléar Teo Ainmhithe na hÉireann Doco – Nature 300,000
Element Films Garage Drama – Feature 660,000
Feasta - The Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability Sign of the Times Factual 31,600
Frameworks Films Ltd Skiddy's - Living in a National Monument Doco – History 27,200
Gravity Productions Learning Gravity Doco – Contemporary 200,000
Imagine Emeralds in Tinseltown Doco – History 116,000
Inis Films Ltd Wave Riders Sport 70,000
Kairos Communications Ltd An Chaille Bhrídeoige: The Wedding veil of the Prince of Connacht Doco – Arts 115,000
Kavaleer Productions Ltd Luke the Lifeboat Animation 465,500
Loopline Films The Secret Diaries of Kathleen Lynn Doco – History 120,000
Magamedia Ceolchuairt Doco – Music 250,000
Magamedia Scaoil Seoil Entertainment/Magazine 357,000
Mint Productions The Gorgeous Gael Doco –Biography 95,000
Monster Animation Ltd. Fluffy Gardens /Gairdíní Cadáis Animation 694,000
Motive Television Part of What We Are Sports 400,000
Ned Kelly Pictures Flesh - A Tale of Cannibalism and Survival in Tasmania Doco – History 148,000
Nemeton Teo Michael O'Hehir, Guth na nGael Doco – Biography 57,000
Park Films 40 Myles on Entertainment/Magazine 204,000
Project Arts Centre The Scratch Orchestra, Do It Yourself, Making Stuck Doco – Arts 75,400
Province 5 Television Golden Years Factual 56,000
RTÉ Television The Pride of the Parish Sports 200,000
Seanchas Productions Padraic Doco – Biography 130,000
Setanta Sports Hockey - Kate Russell Cup Sports 36,000
Sónta An Seó Spóirt Sports 100,000
South Wind Blows Productions An Droichead Beo /The Living Bridge Factual 390,000
Stirling Films Comortas Ceirde Entertainment/Magazine 313,000
Tile Films Duffy's Cut Doco – History 160,000
Wildfire Films DruidSynge - the Plays of John Millington Synge Drama – Series 460,000
Wildfire Films Red Mist Sports 149,000
Yellow Asylum The Kilfenora Teaboy Doco – Arts 90,000

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