After 32 years FILMBASE to close its doors .. Unrealistic debts have accumulated

robut

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After more than three decades in business, Filmbase is going into liquidation

FILMBASE, THE DUBLIN organisation which supports filmmakers in Ireland, has announced it will close after 32 years in business and go into voluntary liquidation.

The Temple Bar-based members-led organisation was founded in 1986 and offers courses, exhibition space, equipment on loan to filmmakers and access to film funding.

It is also responsible for the website Film Ireland, which reviews and discusses work by Irish filmmakers. It is due to close down as a result of accumulated debts.
No doubt a blow to the arts and particularly FILM in Ireland.
 


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it has the turnover of a corner shop or a couple of rte heads, it cant be that important
 

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Yeah but Malahide golf club got 150k off Lord Ross so it's not all bad news.
 

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I guess the exhibition of student artworks related to and in support of the Repeal the 8th campaign which was scheduled to run from 9-13th April at Filmbase will not be going ahead now. repealeight.ie/event/studentscreatechoice-exhibition/ How sad.

Is there any institution that the Irish left-liberals take over that doesn't go to the wall or require massive taxpayer subsidisation? Irish left-liberals are truly parasites feeding on the taxpayer. We should do with them what one does with parasites to end their leeching.
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That article doesn't really give the whole picture:

The organisation, which has acted as a funding hub and support for several generations of filmmakers since its foundation in 1986, made the announcement on Thursday following the investigation by independent auditors appointed by its prime funder, the Arts Council. The audit was initiated in response to delays in the passing on of money to recipients of the Reel Art scheme, which is funded by the Arts Council and administered by Filmbase.
https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/film/filmbase-enters-liquidation-after-arts-council-audit-1.3428559?mode=amp

For all the flack the Irish Times gets here, it does seem to be one of the most consistent when it comes to actually reporting the news.
 

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"Filmmakers" - are they producers, cameramen, directors? Seems a vague term.
 

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That article doesn't really give the whole picture:



https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/film/filmbase-enters-liquidation-after-arts-council-audit-1.3428559?mode=amp

For all the flack the Irish Times gets here, it does seem to be one of the most consistent when it comes to actually reporting the news.
There seems to be a common issue with this sort of cascade funding. I know of several such instances where this method is used which has given rise to issues similar to what is described here.

That's not to say there aren't others where it is used very effectively. But in most cases direct funding seems to have fewer larger issues.
 


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