Following on from the success of previous collaborative film scoring workshops, IMRO and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, in association with Filmbase, The Contemporary Music Centre (CMC) and Screen Training Ireland will bring together the very best emerging Irish filmmakers and composers to work on an exciting collaborative project in 2017.
The focus of the project is a one day recording session in RTÉ studios in June 2017. This will involve the RTÉ Concert Orchestra performing and recording original scores for short film submissions received from emerging Irish filmmakers.
We are now seeking applications from interested composers and filmmakers who would like to participate in this project. Due to the limited number of places available we have set down a number of qualifying criteria for those wishing to take part.
1. Previous experience in scoring to picture (short film/advertisements etc.) desirable.
2. The ability to score for full orchestra is essential.
3. The ability to work to a tight deadline is also essential.
Submitted film projects for the scheme should require original scored music totalling between three and five minutes. Ideally the film should have a maximum duration of 10 – 12 minutes and should be close to or have completed picture lock. Once selected, the filmmakers will work with a composer, who has been selected through the process, who will create a score for the film to be performed and recorded by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.
All categories of film will be accepted e.g. live-action drama, animation, documentary, experimental, etc. Ideally, the film projects submitted should be close to completion on editing, but un-sound edited/mixed. The use of temp tracks or “mood music” where score is required is allowed but not required.
This initiative will provide emerging filmmakers and composers with a valuable opportunity to enhance their skills with hands-on experience in a vital aspect of film post-production. It is also a rare opportunity to have a score composed for full orchestra.
The closing date for submissions for this initiative is 17th March.
Our preference is to receive your submission electronically. Please send a link to your music or film submission to or alternatively by post to:
IMRO / RTÉ Scoring For Film Program 2017
Director of Marketing & Membership
Irish Music Rights Organisation
Lower Baggot Street