NI Screen offers opportunities for young Irish-speaking film-makers while Léargas goes on line at Ionad Uíbh Eachach
Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund is seeking applications from fluent Irish speakers for the ILBF New Entrant Scheme.
Trainees on the schemes will learn the craft of television while on placement with tele- vision production companies throughout Northern Ireland.
An essential criteria for all the schemes is that applicants must be fluent in written and spoken Irish while a third level qualification in any of the following would be desirable: Irish; Media Studies; Accounting; Business Studies; Law.
The New Entrants Scheme in Television Skills is a 12 month paid placement (minimum wage) aimed at those who are new to the industry – [4 training places in total].
The deadline for receipt of applications: 5.00pm, Friday, 29 May 2020 (late applications will not be accepted). Interviews will take place on the 10th June.
:: Ionad Uíbh Eachach’s Léargas (Insight) festival, which aims to provide an insight to the heritage and culture of the Irish language in Belfast, is going on-line this year. “Every year we have a themed approach and the theme this year is “Belfast City - A Gaelic City,” says Cillian Breathnach from the Ionad.
There will be classes avail- able during the festival this year for those starting out on learning the language right up to advanced level and these will all be available both live and recorded.
As well as an intensive course in the language, there will be other heritage and cultural events taking place every day during the festival from Monday 1st - Friday 5th June. “Amongst our events will be a lecture on The Belfast Pogroms 1920-22 by Dr Feargal Mac Bhloscaidh (In Irish only), a talk by Dr Frances Kane on her current work with the Northern Ireland Place-names’ Project, there will be storytelling and music from the Belfast Wrenboys on the story of The Blackbird as well as a singing session from very well-known Sean-nós singer from Donegal, Naoise Mac Cathmhaoil.”
The Ionad will not be charging any fees - every event will be free of charge although people will have the opportunity to donate whatever they can afford to the Ionad if they wish to do so.
For further information, you can contact Cillian via WhatsApp on 07717476757.