Calling all documentary makers, can research cure a broken heart? This year, CÚRAM, the SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices at NUI Galway and Galway Film Centre are offering funding to filmmakers interested in producing a documentary that engages with research into cardiovascular illnesses and stroke, currently underway at CÚRAM.

The ‘Science on Screen’ scheme, a funding strand for creative documentaries set in the world of science, is now in its third year. The scheme will 100% 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.

The Science on Screen Information Day will take place on Friday 9th March for filmmakers and producers. A range of top researchers and clinicians will give an overview of their work, followed by a Q&A and opportunities to discuss ideas with the speakers.

The schedule for the day will include:

10.45: Welcome by CÚRAM
11.00: William Wijns – Professor in Interventional Cardiology
11.15: Niamh Hynes – Vascular & Endovascular Surgical Registrar at the Galway Clinic
11.30: Abhay Pandit – Scientific Director, CÚRAM, SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices
11.45: Karen Doyle – Lecturer in Physiology and Principal Investigator at CÚRAM
12.00: Martin O’Halloran – Senior Lecturer in Medical Electronics and Director of the Translational Medical Device Lab
12.15: CROÍ – Fighting Heart Disease & Stroke
12.30: Galway Film Centre – Application Guidelines for Science on Screen

Science on Screen is a Galway City of Film initiative between Galway Film Centre and CÚRAM. Since 2016, three Science on Screen films have been produced that have achieved success both nationally and internationally.

What: Science on Screen Information Day
When: Friday 9th March
Time: 10:45am – 1.30pm
Where: Seminar Room, CÚRAM, SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices, Biomedical Sciences Building, Newcastle Rd, NUI Galway

Registration: Through Eventbrite using the following link.

Trailers for previously funded commissions are available here:

Science on Screen 2016

Science on Screen 2017

For more information on Science on Screen see: and