UPDATED: 25th July 2017

Ceannasaí Cláracha Gaeilge, Education and Science : Colm O'Callaghan

Executive Producer: Kevin Cummins


Budget: The maximum budget is set at €55k. However, more cost-effective proposals will be of particular interest.

Transmission: Single, one-off, half-hour documentary for RTÉ One

RTÉ Television has a long-standing reputation for quality programming in the Irish language. We have, over many years, captured strong, unique issues, stories and voices and given them a platform in the heart of the RTÉ schedules, particularly on RTÉ One.

Recent output from Cláracha Gaeilge includes the long-running in-house series 'Scannal', 'Cloch Le Carn' and 'The Geansaí', all of which are multi-part, single-camera strands that have played on Mondays, RTÉ One, at 19.30 and on Thursdays, RTÉ One at 19.00. We have also broadcast several other short documentary series - 'Ar Son Na Poblachta', 'Comhrialtas' and 'Euros' - produced, again, by our in-house team.

And we have recently broadcast the series 'Polaitíocht: - Power On The Box' and 'GAA Nua', both of which were produced independently via the BAI's Sound And Vision fund.
Over the last number of years we have also broadcast several projects co-produced and co-funded through the Irish Language Broadcast fund, among them 'Oíche Na Gaoithe Móire' [BBC N.I./ILBF/BAI] and 'Wolfland' [RTÉ/BBC N.I./ILBF/BAI], and we are currently in pre-production on a high-end music series with BBC Alba, through the ILBF, for broadcast in 2018.

We are also in production on a number of new series supported by B.A.I., through its Sound and Vision scheme.

We have recently broadcast the bi-lingual social history documentary, 'U2 Agus An Arc', and are now seeking proposals for a single, one-off, half-hour documentary for RTÉ One, for transmission in 2018, but that has the capacity to return to the RTÉ One schedules as a full series.

All proposals under this round should be relevant, have strong stories and characters at their core, have broad audience appeal and should be produced in the Irish language. They can be forward looking or retrospective, rooted in the present or the past and can be cross-genre, covering aspects of lifestyle, entertainment, education etc. Proposals can be talent-led and authored, or not.

The closing date for receipt of all proposals is 12 noon on Friday 01st September 2017 (Strict Deadline) next and all proposals are to be entered, in the first instance, via RTÉ's eCommissioning system.

We ask, in the first instance, that producers submit ideas into the eCommissioning system: https://e-commissioning.rte.ie/SWIFT.Web/skins/rte/login.aspx
under the programme category Cláracha Gaeilge, Education & Science "RTÉ One Single Documentaries 2018"


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