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The fund finances a minimum of 70 hours of Irish language content per year, which is broadcast on BBC Northern Ireland, TG4 & RTÉ. Development and production funding is available for a wide variety of TV genres. The ILBF also provides funding for a range of training initiatives for Irish speakers wishing to work or are already working in the production sector here.
The ILBF Priorities provide general guidance on the type of content we wish to fund.
The ILBF also produces annual commissioning documents in conjunction with broadcasters BBC NI, TG4 and RTÉ, with guidelines detailing the type of content we wish to fund with each of the broadcasters.
Raidió Fáilte training Scheme with support from The Irish Language Broadcast Fund
Raidió Fáilte organise regular training courses in radio and broadcasting skills with support from the Northern Ireland Screen Irish Language Broadcast Fund.
An Intensive Course in radio skills from Raidió Fáilte
Raidió Fáilte 107.1fm are inviting Irish speakers to take part in an intensive course in radio broadcasting and production skills.
The groundbreaking course is funded by the Irish Language Broadcast Fund and backed by Northern Ireland Screen. The participants will learn how to prepare, present, record and edit their own radio show.
More advanced radio skills interviewing and presenting techniques will also be covered. The participants will be given the opportunity to use Raidió Fáilte’s high-tech recording equipment and editing suite in order to record and produce high-quality radio broadcasts, as well as training to use hand-held recording devices to record voxpops, interviews and community events. The course will also cover how to research a topic and write a radio script.
This is a great opportunity to kick-start a career in the media as a presenter or as a journalist and to produce your own programme on an all-Irish radio station.
As part of the course, guest speakers from various national media services will offer advice based on their experience in the media.
Participants who successfully complete the course will get the opportunity to have a regular slot on the busy schedule of the awarding winning Irish language station Raidió Fáilte.