The Writers Guild of Ireland and the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland held an information meeting for filmmakers in Galway on Thursday June 2nd in An Taibhdhearc Theatre.
The meeting was held to discuss the The Irish Film Board’s introduction of a new and very welcome policy to tackle the under-representation of women writers, directors and producers in feature film in Ireland. The policy, introduced in December last, intends to arrive at parity of funding for writers, directors and producers within three years.
Both Dr. Susan Liddy of the Department of Media and Communications MIC (UL) and David Kavanagh from the Writers Guild of Ireland were both in attendance.
The Irish Film Board / Bord Scannán na hÉireann policy in gender equality:
This new policy is a great incentive for women filmmakers in Galway and throughout Ireland – writers, directors and producers – to submit their scripts/treatments to the Irish Film Board.
Here is a list of upcoming Irish Film Board application deadlines: http://www. irishfilmboard.ie/funding_ programmes/Application_ Deadlines/88
Also the IFB has just announced the deadlines for three new short film schemes!