TG4 and the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon invite submissions for the 7th season of Splanc! the television documentary scheme that supports the creative exploration of the arts in Ireland.
This year the scheme aims to support a number of documentaries on one or a number of artforms for a series of programmes that will provide an insight into the arts and into the making of art in Ireland today.
All artforms are eligible for consideration and proposals for visually engaging programmes that take a fresh and compelling approach to their subject will be prioritized. Areas of particular interest that have not been prominent inSplanc! films to date are: architecture, circus, dance, music, street art, theatre, traditional arts and visual arts. Proposals which would be more suitable for Imeall, TG4's weekly arts review series, will not be considered for Splanc!
A total fund of €120,000 is available. Successful documentary projects may apply for additional financial support from other funding agencies if desired.
Ideas for single programmes or series will be considered. Half hour duration is preferred but the fund will consider hour long films on an exceptional basis. Projects will be selected by representatives of the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and TG4.
TG4 will administer the commissioning of the films and TG4's Terms of Trade will apply. Representatives from both TG4 and the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon will select the projects for production.
TG4 and the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon encourage the employment of film workers working through the Irish language.
- Series duration: 2 x 50’ or 4 x 25' series
- Production Budget: €120,000
- Format: Broadcast widescreen, 16:9 with English subtitles
- Language Format: Irish language or bilingual - Irish and English
Submissions should be sent to TG4, Baile na hAbhann, Co. na Gaillimhe.
Deadline for receipt of submissions is 1pm on Friday, 11 November 2011.