Science on Screen project was launched at the recent Talking Documentary Seminar. Claire Riordan and Margie McCarthy, Scientific Engagement Associates in CÚRAM and Science Foundation Ireland along with Declan Gibbons, Manager Galway Film Centre gave an information talk outlining all the project information.
Under the Galway UNESCO City of Film designation, Galway Film Centre, in association with the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) launched ‘Science on Screen’ funded through Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Programme, which aims to facilitate, promote and increase the inclusion of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) content in Irish film and TV production.
The Science on Screen project will 100% fund two 26 minute science films with a budget of €35,000.00 each. These two TV half hour programmes will be based around areas of research currently underway in CÚRAM. Interested producers are invited to register their interest by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org and are invited to attend an information day on Saturday February 27th in NUI Galway (10am–1pm). This open day will be a chance for potential producers and filmmakers to hear first-hand from scientists working in CÚRAM who will give short presentations on key areas of research currently underway in the centre. There will also be a short networking session where filmmakers and scientists will get to meet informally
To register for the Science on Screen Information Day at CÚRAM, please email email@example.com or call 091 770 748