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SCIENCE ON SCREEN Filmmaker Information Day

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An information day for filmmakers interested in the Science on Screen funding scheme.

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What: Science on Screen Information Day

When: Wednesday 26th February

Time: 10:30am – 1.30pm

Where: Pálás Cinema, 15 Merchants Rd Lower, Galway City

Science on Screen, run by CÚRAM, the SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices at NUI Galway and Galway Film Centre are once again offering funding of €35,000 to filmmakers interested in producing a short scientific documentary focused on cancer research.

The Science on Screen Information Day, which will provide filmmakers with information on the focus of the documentary as well as details on how to apply, will take place on Wednesday 26th February in Palás Cinema, Galway City. Both researchers and patients will give an overview of their research and involvement, followed by a Q&A and opportunities to discuss ideas with the speakers.

Collaborating with the scheme this year are Precision Oncology Ireland (POI), a consortium aiming to develop new diagnostics and therapeutics for personalised cancer treatment, and the Patient Voice in Cancer Research, with financial support through the Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund at UCD and other philanthropic funds. Precision (or ‘personalised’) medicine uses data about a person’s genes (genomics), along with additional information on their cancer, to understand the unique pathways of a disease or treatment response in that person. With this new science, doctors can prescribe the right treatment in a timely fashion, saving the wasted resources and time our current ‘trial and error’ method incurs, while greatly improving response rates.

The ‘Science on Screen’ scheme, a funding strand for creative documentaries set in the world of science, is now in its fifth year. The scheme will 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, five Science on Screen films have been produced. All have been broadcast on RTÉ and or TG4, screened at numerous international film festivals and scooped six international awards. The documentaries are used throughout the country at schools, for community screenings as well as at academic conferences and have reached an audience of over a million people to date. Please note that teams who have been in receipt of Science on Screen funding previously are not eligible to apply in 2020.

The schedule for the day will include:

10.30 am: Welcome by CÚRAM

10.45 am: Professor Walter Kolch, Director, Precision Oncology Ireland

11:05 am: Dr Roisin Dwyer, NUI Galway & POI Investigator

11.25 am: Professor Maeve Lowery, Trinity College Dublin & POI Investigator

11.45 am: Professor Amanda McCann, Chair, The Patient Voice in Cancer Research

12.25 pm: Patient/Lived Experience Panel [Perspectives from several cancer patients/family members] – chaired by Professor William Gallagher and Professor Amanda McCann

12.45 pm: Professor William Gallagher, Deputy Director, Precision Oncology Ireland

13.05 pm: Galway Film Centre – Application Guidelines & Q&A

13:30 am: Close

For more information on Science on Screen see: www.galwayfilmcentre.ie and www.curamdevices.ie

The Patient Effect: https://vimeo.com/367628357

A Tiny Spark: https://vimeo.com/291731458

Bittersweet: https://vimeo.com/242714712

Feats of Modest Valour: https://vimeo.com/184564095

Mending Legends: https://vimeo.com/189779551

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