If you have a solid grasp of the Irish language and enjoy tickling funny bones, then behold a press release you may find of interest
Filmbase and TG4 are organizing an information session for filmmakers interested in applying to the Lasair short film award scheme. Lasair, now in its 5th round, is Filmbase and TG4’s scheme for supporting filmmakers to produce short films in the Irish language. Funding of €10,000 with a matching value of equipment and services will be made available to 6 filmmaking teams to produce their short films with a premiere slot at the Corona Cork Film Festival in November 2012 followed by primetime broadcast on TG4. This year the theme for applications is Gael Gaire and while this may be interpreted quite broadly scripts that are comic, uplifting, positive or take an unusual and quirky view of life are strongly encouraged. The lunchtime session will be held at Filmbase on December 15th from 1pm – 2:30 and is intended to inform prospective applicants about the scheme. Speakers will include Proinsias Ní Ghráinne, Commissioning Editor for TG4, Alan Fitzpatrick, Director of Filmbase along with writer/director Daniel O’Hara and actor/comedian Paddy Courtney.
For more information you can head along over yonder. You can also see the award winning short, Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom below