Wednesday 21 January 2009

Digitisation Grants

Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board and the Arts Council have announced the organisations that will receive grants under the Cinema Digitisation Scheme:

  • Light House Cinema: €200,000
  • Irish Film Institute: €150,000
  • Screen Cinema: €110,000
  • Cinema North West: €75,000
  • Cinemobile: €75,000
  • Mermaid, Wicklow Arts Centre: €70,000
  • Town Hall Theatre, Galway: €70,000
The Cinema Digitisation Scheme is an initiative of the Cultural Cinema Consortium, a strategic partnership between the Arts Council and the Irish Film Board. The purpose of the scheme is to provide capital grants for the purchase and installation of digital projection equipment to cinemas that offer a cultural cinema programme on a year-round basis.

Films are increasingly being made available in digital formats and these grants will ensure that audiences in Dublin, Wicklow, Galway, the west and north west will have access to the best and most current releases in cultural and Irish cinema programming.

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