08 March 2017
In the most recent round of Irish Film Board funding awards, the largest sum of funding went to director and writer, Trish McAdam for her film, The End of Romance. The project was awarded Creative Europe Single Project development funding in 2015.
The film centres on the Bohemian revolutionary Maud Gonne, the visionary poet WB Yeats, and Maud's impulsive 21 year old daughter, Iseult, in an artistic and politically eccentric mother-daughter triangle of romance. Set against the backdrop of the First World War in France and the 1916 uprising in Ireland, this is a tangled story which explores the psychology and emotions of this falling apart, the end of romance for them all.
Also included in the IFB funding round was Sea Fever, directed by Neasa Hardiman for Fantastic Films who received Single Project funding in 2014. You can read our profile of Fantastic Films here and find out how they have been so successful in their MEDIA applications, and in developing their company.
Also see our Current Projects page which features two female directors to watch. In Loco Parentis documentary, directed by Neasa Ní Chianán and David Rane for Soilsiú Teoranta, received Single Project development funding in 2014. In Loco Parentis has been selected for Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival Special Presentations Program. Hot Docs Festival runs from 27 - 30 April, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.
The Farthest is a documentary written and directed by Emer Reynolds and produced by Crossing The Line Productions which included the project in their successful 2014 Slate Project Development Funding application. With beautiful cinematography by Kate McCullough, this film about the Voyager space mission is garnering great reviews. The Farthest is one of three Irish films selected for the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, taking place from 19-30 April in New York.
Irish female talent is also represented in terms of writers, producers, directors, and animators in companies such as Cartoon Saloon, Wiggly Woo, Crossing the Line, Subotica, Treasure Entertainment, Footnote Productions, Moetion and Blinder Films amongst others who have received Creative Europe funding since 2012. See here for more details. Keep an eye out for our event later this year which will focus on proactive and positive changes that can be made to help nurture female talent within companies.
The next Creative Europe deadline for Content Development of a Single Project is 20 April at 11.00am Irish time. Please contact us if you have any queries about funding schemes, training or our events.