The Fresh Film Festival which starts on Monday, 26th March and runs until Friday, 30th March is now only 10 days away.
This year’s theme is ‘made in Ireland’. A lot of young people already have been at the very well supported national and regional showcases over the last couple of months, which have been. So this year the programme of events for the festival is:
On Monday the 26th of March, the festival will open at 9.30am with animation workshops in conjunction with the Galway Film Centre which will be held in two selected primary schools, one in Co Clare and one in Co Limerick. Each group will complete a two hour workshop where they will produce a short animation film ready to screen the next morning in Storm Cinema, Limerick. This session is closed to the public but should be a great learning experience for all participants.
Also at 10am on Monday there will be a feature film screening in association with the Irish Film Institute, Panique Au Village (Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar – Belgium/Luxembourg/France • 2009 • Animation/ Adventure/Comedy • 75 mins). This screening is for participating secondary schools and is a wacky animated film that follows the plight of three plastic toys, Cowboy, Indian and Horse. They all share a house in a weird rural town and when Cowboy and Indian’s plan to present Horse with a barbeque spectacularly backfires it sends the 3 friends on a funny perilous journey. The film is in French with English subtitles and the IFI will supply an information pack for attendees on the day.
Tuesday the 27th of March, sees a series of events:
Event one 9.30-15.30 is a 10 Shot Wonder Workshop with Young Irish Filmmakers, which is made up of secondary school students taking place in the Limerick Theatre Space.
Event two 10.00am is a screening of the feature film The Secret of Kells with primary schools, along with a screening of the animated films created during Monday’s animated workshop.
Event three 11.30-13.15 will be the screening of the International Shorts Programme in Mary Immaculate College. This event is open to all and has a €3 entry fee. Having attended this event last year I can say it will be sure to blow your mind and is well worth a look for any budding or experienced filmmakers!
Event four 18.00 is an animation lecture in Mary Immaculate College for Educational and Arts students from the college. There will be a screening of the animated short M’Asal Beag Dubh by Pádraic Ó Conaire and Frank O’Connor’s The First Confession which will be followed by a questions and answers session.
Wednesday the 28th of March, is the Young Irish Filmmaker Senior Finals in Storm Cinema.
Thursday the 29th of March is the Young Irish Filmmaker Junior Finals in Storm Cinema.
Also on Thursday there is a Zombie workshop at the Northside Learning Hub with the After School Club.
On Saturday the 31st of March the Hothouse event of broadcasting workshops takes place in RTE for the young filmmakers from the ‘Hothouse Group’, who collaborated on the short film Captured in conjunction with the Fresh Film Festival last October.
Monday, 2nd April, will be final Fresh Film Festival event, which will be held at Collins Barracks, Dublin. It will be the premiere of the ‘Hothouse’ film Captured in association with Fresh Film Festival, which should be a glittering end to a jam-packed festival.
Of course we will endeavour to cover all the events and keep you updated on everything Fresh!
For further information on any of the above events please contact Fresh Film Festival on:
For further information:
By Phone : +353 61 319555
Web address: http://www.freshfilmfestival.net/