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Scoring for Film Programme 2013

 

 


(Please note that the application deadline for this scheme has passed)


Following the success of previous collaborative film-scoring workshops, the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, in association with Filmbase, The Contemporary Music Centre (CMC) and Screen Training Ireland will bring together the very best emerging Irish filmmakers and composers to work on an exciting collaborative project.

The focus of the project is a one-day recording session in RTÉ studios in early 2013. This will involve the RTÉ Concert Orchestra performing and recording original scores for up to four short film submissions received from student and professional Irish filmmakers.

We are now seeking applications from interested filmmakers who would like to submit their work for consideration in this program. Submitted film projects for the scheme should require original scored music totalling between three and five minutes. Ideally the film should have a maximum duration of 10 – 12 minutes and should be close to or have completed picture lock. Once selected, the filmmakers will work with a composer, also selected through the process, who will create a score for the film to be performed and recorded by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

This initiative will provide emerging filmmakers and composers with a valuable opportunity to enhance their skills with hands-on experience in a vital aspect of film post-production. It is also a rare opportunity to have a score composed for full orchestra.

Filmmakers are invited to submit a short film or film excerpt from a longer project (eg pilot) for which the selected composers will create up to 3 – 5 minutes max. of original score. All categories of film will be accepted e.g. live-action drama, animation, documentary, experimental, etc). Ideally, the film projects submitted should be close to completion on editing, but un-sound edited/mixed. The use of temp tracks or “mood music” where score is required is allowed but not required. For the full application details see below.

Application Guidelines

Please read the following guidelines carefully

Filmmakers are invited to submit a short film or film excerpt from a longer project (eg pilot) for which the selected composers will create up to 3 – 5 minutes max. of original score. All categories of film will be accepted e.g. live-action drama, animation, documentary, experimental, etc). Ideally, the film projects submitted should be close to completion on editing, but un-sound edited/mixed. The use of temp tracks or “mood music” where score is required is allowed but not required.

If projects submitted are not fully picture locked edits, applicants must be in a position to confirm that a fully edited and final version of the film will be available to the composer in late 2012. Projects which cannot meet this deadline are asked not to submit.

In making their decisions, the panel will consider the following criteria:

  • The genuine needs of each film for original score
  • The impact an orchestral score will have in raising the quality of the film
  • The scope of the material to provide a useful opportunity for composers to input creatively with the project
  • The potential for each film to contribute to the professional development of the filmmakers and composers involved
  • How to Apply

    (Please note that the application deadline for this scheme has passed)

    Applications in hard copy should include the following:

    • Short film or film extract on DVD (max. 10-12 minutes in duration)
    • Director’s CV
    • Brief outline statement from filmmaker as to where and how the original music will be required and utilized
    • If applicable, a brief outline of where sources other than original score will be used
    • Completed application form

    NB Please do not send in unique or irreplaceable material. Filmbase will not be responsible for any such material.

    All projects will be viewed and a shortlist drawn up. Up to four projects will be chosen.

    Application Forms

    Film Scoring Programme Filmmakers App. Form (.doc 336kb)

    Film Scoring Programme Filmmakers App. Form (.pdf 89kb)

    Please read the above application guidelines before submitting an application.

    If you require further information about the Music-Scoring Workshop please contact Clare Creely at Filmbase by phone on 01 881 5102 or by email on clare@filmbase.ie (include ‘Music-Scoring Query’ in the subject line).