Following the success of the previous schemes Síol and Údar, we are delighted to announce the launch of a new scheme Scéal. Scéal is a development scheme that offers talented new Irish-speaking writers/directors an opportunity to adapt a well-known story from Irish language literature or folklore towards a half hour short film. The chosen story can be adapted from an Irish language short story, poem, folklore or any work that represents the Irish tradition of storytelling. Successful applicants will be given the opportunity to develop the story from the basic script to the eventual production and broadcast stage.
The scheme is open to Irish language writers from all over the country, whether they have screen experience or not, and to directors who wish to gain experience in television drama through Irish. All applicants will need to have a proficiency in the Irish language.
The successful applicants will develop their scripts over a series of workshops with guidance from a professional script editor.
Scéal is a co-production between ROSG and EO Teilifís.
All information on the Scéal scheme is available at www.tg4.ie/sceal