The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced on March 16th an investment of over €143,000 to support the co-development of audiovisual content under the Canada-Ireland Co-development Incentive for Audio-Visual Projects. Five Irish production companies will work with five Canadian companies!
Of the selected projects, two are documentaries, one is intended for children and youth and two are drama series.
To be eligible for funding, the selected projects were required to be intended for broadcast by eligible Irish and Canadian broadcasters, involving at least one Irish producer and one Canadian producer. The incentive seeks to fund television projects (and digital media extensions of such television projects), which fulfil both the guidelines of the CMF and the objectives and themes of the BAI’s Sound & Vision Scheme. Projects were evaluated and chosen by a selection committee composed of representatives from both funding organisations.
The projects are:
Atlantic First Flight
Here (For Now)
Tara and the Humanimals
It’s that time again!
Ireland’s major influence on Canada’s hockey obsession, the Irish love of home-grown comedy and the story of how an immigrant Irish bomb disposal officer provided sanctuary for Northern Irish children traumatized by The Troubles, will all be showcased at the 7th Toronto Irish Film Festival. Taking place from Friday, March 3 to Sunday, March 5 at TIFF Bell Lightbox, TIRFF 2017 delivers a weekend of Irish cinematic gold with World, North American and Canadian Premieres, short film and animation showcases and very special guests from Ireland.
“In this sesquicentennial celebratory year for Canada, we are delighted to launch our 7th annual festival with the little-known story of how early Irish immigrants transformed Ireland’s own national sport of hurling into the beloved game of hockey”, says John Galway, Executive Director of TIRFF. ”We invite everyone to expand their Canada 150 celebrations, and anyone who loves the games of hockey and hurling, to join us on Opening Night. This year’s festival will also continue to deliver exciting features, documentaries and our Annual Animation and Short Film Showcases, shining a light on the latest and greatest filmmaking talent emerging from Ireland.”
Read all about it – here’s our TIRFF 2017 Press Release.
Get your tickets HERE.