Writers / Filmmakers collaboration workshop

Writers / Filmmakers collaboration workshop


As part of a new partnership Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon County Councils have come together with filmmakers from the three counties with a view to enabling the film sector here to grow and develop.

To support this, the three local authorities are offering a bursary to a filmmaker and writer to collaborate in the development of a new project. The purpose of the bursary is to encourage practitioners to work together, to learn from each other and to seed the development of new ideas that may be made into films in the future. Concepts for film projects in any context or genre will be considered.

To help shape these collaborations Creative Frame in partnership with SLR Film are hosting a panel discussion and workshop for writers and filmmakers based in the three counties in King House Boyle on Friday 27th April. The panel will consist of writers who have successfully worked in film and filmmakers who have collaborated with writers in the development of film projects. Ferdia MacAnna will chair the discussion with writers Brian Leyden and Eoin McNamee and film makers Marian Quinn and Linda Bhreathnach.

Ideally pairings between writers and film makers should be in place before the day as there will be an opportunity to discuss project ideas with the individual panel members, though singletons are welcome and may even find partners on the day! Both filmmakers and writers are invited to use the Creative Frame Forum to find a suitable partner for this project.

This informal and informative session is suitable for writers and film makers based in counties Leitrim, Sligo and Roscommon interested in applying for the SLR Film Collaboration Bursary 2018. A filmmaker may have a conventional film background or be a film artist with a background in visual arts. A writer may have a background in scriptwriting or may have a conventional background in literature and be coming to scriptwriting for the first time. Concepts for film projects can be in any context or genre.

About the Panel Members
Ferdia MacAnna is a novelist, screenwriter and TV producer/director. He has produced and directed many TV programmes including Don’t Feed the Gondolas, Upwardly Mobile and the BAFTA-winning Custer’s Last Stand Up. He has taught screenwriting, creative writing and scripting at various colleges including TCD and DCU. Eoin McNamee is the author of seventeen novels including Resurrection Man, The Ultras and the Blue Trilogy. He wrote the script for the film of his novel Resurrection Man and I Want You, directed by Michael Winterbottom. He has written for television and radio. The Blue Tango was nominated for the 2001 Man Booker Prize. Blue is the Night won the 2014 Kerry Fiction Prize. Linda Bhreathnach is an award winning writer, director and actress. In 2016 she was the winner of the prestigious Irish Screen America’s Rising Star Award for a short filmmaker for her film Adulting. In 2017 she directed Native which she adapted from a short story written by her sister. Brian Leyden is a novelist, short story writer, memoirist, playwright, screenwriter, librettist, and editor. He is the author of the bestselling memoir ‘The Home Place’ and co-writer of the feature film Black Ice. Marian Quinn was born in Chicago, directed the award-winning film 32A and has an OBIE award for her part in Mike Leigh’s Ecstasy. She lives with her husband and family in Leitrim, where she runs their Janey Pictures film production company

The workshop is free but attendees must be members of Creative Frame. If you wish to register with Creative Frame follow this link prior to booking: creativeframe.eu/register/
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For further information contact:
Maureen Carty – Creative Frame Project Manager,

Leitrim County Council Arts Office,
Áras an Chontae, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim
T: +353 (0)71 96 21694
E: creativeframeleitrim@gmail.com W: www.creativeframe.eu