Writing Comedy For The Screen: IFB Event at Dingle Film Festival

The Irish Film Board is supporting this year’s Dingle Film Festival (10–13 September), which has a special focus on comedy in film.

Industry events billed for the festival include a special panel event entitled Don’t Make Me Laugh which will specifically explore the art of writing comedy for the screen and a special presentation of IFB award-winning comedy short films. This year the festival is presenting a programme of new and archive films from Ireland and around the world as well as workshops, discussions and seminars over the duration of the weekend.

Don’t Make Me Laugh will be chaired by IFB Development Executive Andrew Meehan and panelists will include Emmy award-winning screenwriter Marc Flanagan; stage, radio, screen and TV writer Pearse Elliott, (Man About Dog); and producer Ned Dowd. The seminar will explore the challenges of writing comedy for the screen, different ways of developing character, the role of TV in developing talent as well as looking at what makes comedy travel. The panel will take place in the Festival Marquee, Garden Café on Friday 10th September.

Following on the theme of comedies there will be a special screening of award winning Irish short comedies on Sunday 13th September at 11am in The Phoenix Cinema.

For more information please click here: www.dinglefilmfestival.com/