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Hugh Travers appointed as Film Artist in Residence at UCC
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Travel and Training Award 2017
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Hugh Travers appointed as Film Artist in Residence at UCC

University College Cork and the Arts Council are delighted to announce the appointment of Hugh Travers as Film Artist in Residence (Screenwriter) for 2016–2017.


The Film Artist in Residence role is jointly funded by UCC and the Arts Council, and is offered in association with the Cork Film Festival. It is designed to provide a screenwriter of distinction with a unique opportunity to develop his/her practice in a university environment, while offering students the opportunity to engage with a practising artist in a meaningful way during the course of their studies and their wider cultural involvement in campus life.


Hugh Travers is the third film artist to be appointed to the role and he follows Carmel Winters and Gerard Stembridge who enjoyed successful residencies at UCC in 2014–15 and 2015–16 respectively.


During his residency, Hugh Travers will engage with students in UCC, both specialists in Film and Screen Media and undergraduates and postgraduates more widely through a range of events on campus. He will also participate in a public event at the Cork Film Festival in November 2016.


Speaking of the appointment Fionnuala Sweeney, Head of Film at the Arts Council, said: ‘The Arts Council wishes to extend warm congratulations to Hugh Travers on his appointment as Film Artist in Residence at UCC. A screenwriter with rich and varied experience across a range of genres including drama, comedy, animation and documentary, Hugh brings a unique perspective to the residency, which is now in its third year. As with previous recipients of the role, we hope the residency will provide Hugh with the opportunity to further develop his creative practice at UCC.’


Professor Patrick O'Donovan, Head of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, UCC, commented: ‘We are all delighted in the College to welcome Hugh Travers to UCC as Film Artist in Residence. His residency will bring a wealth of opportunities to students across the campus, and we are very excited to anticipate all of the ways in which the presence of an artist of his range and accomplishment will enrich our ongoing commitment to developing a creative environment for the university and the wider community.’


Hugh Travers Biography


Hugh Travers is an award-winning screenwriter whose credits include Trial of the Century (Treasure Entertainment, Loosehorse, TV3), Red Rock (Element Pictures, TV3), Choose or Lose (Shinawil, RTE) and Green is the Colour (Treasure Entertainment, RTE). His theatre credits include the critically acclaimed LAMBO and Clear the Air. His short films Crossword and An Cosc have won numerous awards at domestic and international festivals. He has previously taught screenwriting in Maynooth University, The Irish Writer’s Centre and with FÁS.

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