23 April 2017 The Irish Film & Television Network
Actors
TV
Crew
Digital
Distribution
Education / Training
Equipment
Festivals / Markets
Finance
Legal
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Production
Rep Bodies
JOBS FILMOGRAPHY NEWS WHO'S WHO DIARY GALLERY IFTA
     
Finance
Corporate Finance
Public Funding
Section 481
Film Insurance
TV Commissions
Information
Who's Who
IFTN Finance News
Site Map
IFTN HOME

Irish Film and Television Network

 »

Finance

 »

IFTN Finance News



Irish Language Broadcast Fund Announces Funding Decisions For 16 TV Projects
12 Apr 2017 : Laura Brennan
Below the Radar’s lively magazine show for BBC NI I Lár an Aonaigh has received funding to return for a sixth series
Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF) is delighted to announce its latest round of funding decisions for 2017. Funding was awarded across a wide genre of TV, animation and online content with a total of 16 projects receiving funding.

The fife and drum band has been a long-held tradition in Donegal and has a unique place in each parish. Imagine Media’s An Bhuíon Cheoil which will air on TG4, will look at the people and passion behind this tradition and unique culture.

As the 50-year anniversary of the Civil Rights movement in Northern Ireland approaches, Imagine Media’s Saoil Ár Linne looks at the legacy of this movement through the eyes of young people today and the impact it has had on their own lives. Saoil Ár Linne will be broadcast on BBC NI.

Marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Waddell Media’s Liútar 500, will broadcast on BBC NI, and explore the influence of the Reformation on the Gaelic-speaking communities of Scotland and Ireland.

Macha Media has been awarded funding to tell the previously untold tale of the famous artist Rockwell Kent and his connection with the Donegal Gaeltacht. Ar Lorg Annie is a tale of love, art and the Cold War and will air on the BBC.

Paper Owl Films will take a fly-on-the-wall look at the day-to-day running of the Shandon Hotel, getting a true feel of what life is like for both staff and guests. An Shandon will be broadcast on TG4.

RedRay Films’ new animation series for RTÉ and CBBC, Ríona’s Warriors, will tell the tale of a group of young children who turn into a mighty band of warriors who love nothing better than going on adventures together.

This year also sees two ILBF funded series mark an important milestone. Popular country music show Opry an Iúir, produced by Big Mountain Productions for TG4, and Below the Radar’s lively magazine show for BBC NI I Lár an Aonaigh both return for their sixth series. Below the Radar’s online platform Meon Eile will also be returning.

Pictured appearing on ‘Opry an Iúir’ (R-L) Nathan Carter, Lisa McHugh, Niamh McGlinchey & Ronnie Kennedy

Spread throughout Ulster is a rich tapestry of caves, tunnels and lairs underneath the ground. Airing on BBC NI, DoubleBand Films’ Ulaidh Faoi Thalamh will cast light on the secret places and hidden treasures beneath our very feet.

Irish and Scottish traditional music have long been closely interlinked and both have seen great changes in recent years as musicians try to innovate and make the music their own. Gaineamh Séidte, a co-production between Dearcán Media, MAC TV and Magamedia Teo, will chart the music journey of both traditions and will air on RTÉ and BBC ALBA.

Dearcán Media will also co-produce with Lugh Productions Teo a documentary on Patsy Dan, the King of Tory. Rí Thoraigh¸ which will be broadcast on TG4 and BBC NI. It will look at Patsy Dan’s life and legacy and how life on the island will change when he is no longer king.

In the last twenty years, Tyrone GAA football has seen its most successful period of football and many believe this began with their minor team of 1997/98. While this particular team has been synonymous with success it has also been through an extraordinary series of personal tragedies. Airing on TG4, EMM Productions’ Spiorad Thír Eoghain will explore the tragedies which united a group of young men and how they triumphed in the face of adversity.

The deadline for the next funding round is Friday 1st September 2017. For further details and guidelines please visit the Northern Ireland Screen ILBF funding webpage. 




BREAKING NEWS
Seamus McGarvey Nominated at this Weekends BAFTA Craft Awards for ‘Black Mirror’
Northern Irish Documentary ‘Elián’ to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival
John Butler talks 'Handsome Devil', releasing to Irish Cinemas Friday April 21st
Support for TV Programming 2017 for European Production Companies

FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
Colm Meaney pays moving Tribute to Martin McGuinness and the significance of the Award winning film ‘The Journey’
IFTN chats to the Director & Producer of IFTA-Nominated Short Film ‘Gridlock’ #IFTA17
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.


RELATED NEWS
NI Screen accepting Applications to New Writer Focus scheme 2017-2018
12 Apr 2017 
Murder, Politics & Nazis in 1960’s Ireland, ‘Ratlines’ the New Irish Spy Drama Being Pitched at Cannes
06 Apr 2017 
Ulster-Scots Programming Receives Boost with New Entrants
03 Apr 2017 
BBC Gaeilge Seeking Programme Ideas for NI Screen's ILBF
05 Jan 2017 
EDITOR'S PICK
Playground Acquires Panti Bliss Memoir for ‘Panti: Woman in the Making’ TV Drama
Patrick Gibson wins Rising Star Award
The Irish Film & Television Academy Announce 2017 IFTA Film & Drama Awards Winners
Stars Gather to Celebrate Irish Talent at 2017 IFTA Awards Ceremony
MORE ON IFTN
Irish Production Companies
Listings for Irish film & television production companies
What's In Production?
The latest info on projects filming in Ireland
Latest Industry Jobs
Job listings for Irish film & television crew

CONNECT WITH IFTN
Find us on Facebook
Follow IFTN on Twitter
E-Newsletter Subscribe
Subscribe to RSS Feed




 
 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors


 

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter