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2017 JOHN McGAHERN AWARD

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Events, News, Opportunities | 0 comments

Accepting applications

Leitrim County Council Arts Office is now accepting applications from emerging writers for the inaugural John McGahern Award. The award is offered by Leitrim County Council and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre as part of the Iron Mountain Literature Festival which will be held on Friday 6th & Saturday 7th of October in Carrick on Shannon.

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Portrait Photography Workshop and Edit Day with Veronika Faustmann

Posted by on Jul 23, 2017 in Cameras, Filmbase News, News, Photography, Slider, Training, Upcoming Courses | 0 comments

Portrait Photography Workshop and Edit Day with Veronika Faustmann

Photo_Studio_Thumbnail15th September: Portrait Photography Workshop – €110 Members/€125 Non-Members

16th September: Image Edit Workshop  – €110 Members/€125 Non-Members

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Shorts for Choice Fundraiser

Posted by on Jul 22, 2017 in Events, News, Opportunities, Slider, Training, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Shorts for Choice Fundraiser

Thursday 3rd August 7pm

Filmbase presents Shorts for Choice,  an evening featuring fabulous short films, live music and burlesque performances, culminating with a panel discussion – all hosted by comedian/activist, Emily O’Callaghan.

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The Actors’ Intensive Voice class with Maria Tecce

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Acting, acting, Acting Courses, Comedy, News, Pre Production and Production, Production Training, Training, Upcoming Courses | 0 comments

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 5th September – 3rd October, 5 Tuesday Evenings

€95 members / €125 Non-Members

This 5-week intensive voice workshop series is geared towards both professional and non-professional actors/performers. If you use your voice for a living, present or perform on a regular basis, or just want to strengthen your voice, this is the course for you.

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The Reelists are hiring!

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in Events, News, Opportunities | 0 comments

Job Opportunities

Looking for a videographer full-time position. Experienced in commercial video production who can help turn around a variety of work for clients quickly, efficiently and to an excellent standard. Reelist are a fast-growing company, so there’ll be plenty of opportunities to work with big-name clients on all manner of interesting jobs, from branded content to music videos to animations.

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TV3 are on the hunt for new contestants to take part in the next series of Gogglebox Ireland.

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in acting, Castings, Crew Calls, Events, Industry Jobs, News, Opportunities | 0 comments

TV3 are on the hunt for new contestants to take part in the next series of Gogglebox Ireland.

We’ve seen how funny the families and friends are that are already on the show, but it seems the makers are looking to spice things up.

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The Actors’ Intensive Comedy with Sue Collins

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Acting, acting, Acting Courses, Comedy, Filmbase News, News, Pre Production and Production, Production Training, Training, Upcoming Courses | 0 comments

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Tues 22nd Aug until Tues 19th Sept, 5 Tuesday Evenings

The Art of Comedy

This five week intensive comedy course is aimed at professionals and non-professionals. The five two and a half hour workshops cover all aspects of the comedy business including comedy writing for stage and screen, performance, production and creating your own platform.

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Fingal Film Festival

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Events, Film News, News, Opportunities | 0 comments

Fingal’s beautiful heritage meets Arts and film this summer

As Fingal’s beautiful heritage meets Arts and film this summer, the annual Fingal Film Festival opens their doors to the public for a new film festival format. Tickets go on sale this week at Eventbrite. Friday the 11th August will see the launch of the Festival’s sixth annual event and this year the team have changed venue to the idyllic Swords Castle in Co Dublin.

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Galway Film Fleadh Announce Award Winners 2017

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Castings, Crew Calls, Events, Film News, Industry Jobs, News, Opportunities | 0 comments

Sunday July 16, 2017

On Sunday July 16, 2017 the 29th Galway Film Fleadh came to a close, following another outstanding year of Irish and international film premieres, screenings, workshops and discussions. The annual awards ceremony took place after the Irish Premiere of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. Award winners listed below.

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Monday 17th RTE2. A short documentary about the peregrines of Poolbeg.

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Events, Film News, Filmbase News, News, Opportunities, Training | 0 comments

Big congratulations to our Short Documentary class 2015. Unknown to many Dubliners, a breeding pair of rare peregrine falcons have made their home on Dublin’s iconic Poolbeg chimneys. The short documentary Quill To Power explores the relationship between the endangered birds and the disused smokestacks that define the Dublin skyline. The chimneys themselves appeared to be endangered when the ESB questioned the cost of their upkeep, but after much clamour Ireland’s national power company has agreed to preserve the fifty-year-old structures. After a comeback from the brink of extinction, peregrine falcons – the fastest creatures on earth, reaching speeds of up to 320kph during their hunting dive or ‘stoop’ – remain on the critically endangered list, affording them the highest level of legal protection. “One of the things that I love about this particular pair of peregrines is that they’re in the city, they’re close to where I live,” raptor aficionado Eamonn Ryan says as he opens the film. Despite having a similar name to a Green Party TD, Eamonn is not involved in politics. He drives down to the Shellybanks to check in on the birds several times a week with his spotter scope. “Normally you have to go to places that are inaccessible or hard to get to, then you might see the birds or you might not.” Directed by journalist Alan Caulfield, the film talks to locals and to the bird enthusiasts who have become the unofficial guardians of the falcons – the fastest animals on the planet – while also inadvertently keeping an eye on the chimneys. The eight-minute doc has been shown at the Sky Road Film Festival in Clifden; the Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival; and the Clones Film Festival. Using stunning footage of falcons and of the Dublin’s beloved red-and-white striped chimneys, and made as part of Filmbase’s short documentary course in 2015, Quill To Power asks what should be done with the chimneys now the power station is shut, and how Dubliners would feel if they, or the falcons, were gone. Broadcasting Monday 17th RTE2 at 23.50 Twitter: @alan_caulfield Facebook: Quill To...

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