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Applications now open for the Puttnam Scholarship 2021 programme



Date Posted: May 19, 2021

Future Screens NI, Northern Ireland Screen, and Screen Ireland have teamed up with Atticus Education to offer four Northern Ireland residents the opportunity to attend 6 two hour online masterclasses with Lord David Puttnam (Producer of Midnight Express, Chariots of Fire, Local Hero, The Killing Fields, The Mission).

The masterclasses will be fully interactive and a full engagement by each participant is an essential feature of the programme.  Having attended the entire programme each individual will receive a scholarship from Atticus Education with the support of Accenture Ireland to the value of €1.5k.

Those participating in the master classes will enhance their understanding of the creative process, and the cultural context within which the screen industries operate. The masterclasses will be delivered digitally and will cover the following themes:

  • The power of identity
  • The evolution of creativity
  • Fact or Fiction
  • Builders and Brokers
  • Music and Meaning
  • Interpreting the Future

To be eligible to apply candidates MUST fulfil the following criteria:

  • Be a writer, director, or producer that has either:

made their first feature (fiction or documentary) or television drama with funding from a broadcaster, distributor, financier, or screen agency in the past three years.

Or

is about to make their first feature (fiction or documentary) or television drama and has that feature (fiction or documentary) or television drama project in active funded development with a broadcaster, distributor, financier, or screen agency.

Applications from graduates of post-graduate screen industry affiliated courses or from people from backgrounds that are currently under-represented in the screen sectors, who fulfil the above criteria, are particularly welcome.

For further information and details of how to apply please visit the Future Screens NI website.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday 11th June.

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