Funding available to filmmakers for documentary on cardiovascular illnesses

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CÚRAM and Galway Film Centre are offering funding to filmmakers interested in producing a documentary that engages with research into cardiovascular illnesses and stroke, currently underway at CÚRAM.

The ‘Science on Screen’ 2018 Information Day will take place on Friday, 9 March for filmmakers and producers.

A range of top researchers and clinicians from NUI Galway will give an overview of their work, followed by a Q&A and opportunities to discuss ideas with the speakers.

The ‘Science on Screen’ scheme, a funding strand for creative documentaries set in the world of science, is now in its third year. The scheme will 100% fund one 26 minute film with a budget of €35,000 that promotes the public understanding of science. The scheme forms part of CÚRAM’s public engagement programme which supports the Science Foundation Ireland objective of having the most scientifically informed and engaged public.

Science on Screen is a Galway City of Film initiative between Galway Film Centre and CÚRAM.

Since 2016, three Science on Screen films have been produced that have achieved success both nationally and internationally.

Last October, the Irish Parkinson’s disease Science on Screen documentary, Feats of Modest Valour, won the prestigious Scientist Award at the Imagine Science Film Festival in New York.

The 2018 Information Day will take place at the Seminar Room in CÚRAM, SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices, Biomedical Sciences Building, Newcastle Road, NUI Galway on Friday, 9 March from 10.45am to 1.30pm.

The schedule for the day will include:

  • 10.45am: Welcome by CÚRAM
  • 11.00am: William Wijns – Professor in Interventional Cardiology, NUI Galway
  • 11.20am: Niamh Hynes – Vascular and Endovascular Surgical Registrar at Galway Clinic
  • 11.40am: Dr Karen Doyle – Lecturer in Physiology and Principal Investigator at CÚRAM
  • 12.00noon: Dr Martin O’ Halloran – Senior Lecturer in Medical Electronics and Director of the Translational Medical Device Lab, NUI Galway
  • 12.20pm: Croí – Fighting Heart Disease and Stroke
  • 12.35pm: Galway Film Centre – Application Guidelines for Science on Screen