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Request for Tender For the Promotion of BSÉ/IFB Short Films on the International and Domestic Festival Circuit
Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board (BSÉ/IFB) invites relevant companies to tender for the promotion of BSÉ/IFB short films on the international and domestic festival circuit.
This includes all shorts including BSÉ/IFB short film schemes and any co-productions which BSÉ/IFB may be involved in.
The successful tenderer will perform the following duties over three years 2014 – 2016 inclusive with an initial 12 month probationary period.
- Sending all short films which will deliver to BSÉ/IFB during the duration of the contract to international and domestic festivals. The festival lists are apportioned according to Animation, Live Action and Documentary and will be pre approved by BSÉ/IFB.
- Digitising all of the short films in the BSÉ/IFB schemes onto DVD and for online to send to the festivals. <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]-->
- Following up with festivals to ensure the films have been received and getting feedback on the films. <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]-->
- Forming relationships with the festivals’ programmers, although ideally the tenderer will have prior established relationships with the main festivals. <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]-->
- Promoting Irish shorts to the festivals and making them aware of the levels and quality of short film production in Ireland. <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]-->
- Reporting back on festival applications to the filmmakers and BSÉ/IFB on a bi-monthly basis. <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]-->
- Keeping up to date on the international festivals generally, analysing the festival lists and updating them when relevant. <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]-->
- Being responsible for observing film festival entry deadlines.
- Promoting the shorts through use of an up-to-date and interactive website and other forms of social media when and where appropriate.
- Monitoring and negotiating the best path for each film through its festival life, with particular attention being paid to premature online exposure and its potential to harm a film’s Oscar and/or sales potential.
- The successful tenderer will be one which encompasses a thorough knowledge of new models of promotion with the emphasis on social media as a tool in building festival audiences.
Please download and read the tender document published on this page to gain a full understanding of the project requirements.
Closing date for tenders is Friday 20th September 2013. Please send a copy of the tender by post to: Emma Scott, Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, Queensgate, 23 Dock Road, Galway.