Freshly Squeezed International Student Short Film Festival The Screen Cinema Dublin July 7th/8th 2012
The Freshly Squeezed International Student Short Film Festival is the first of its kind in Ireland and will be showcasing the work of film school students, and recent film school graduates from around the world, drawing in a wide variety of both local and international talent.
The festival is organised by students and young media professionals from Estonia, Brazil, Ireland and the UK and our aim is to provide a platform for the work of up-and-coming filmmakers from around the world who might otherwise find it difficult to get their work shown due to a lack of budget and/or screening opportunities. For this reason we have kept our submissions free and ticket prices low.
Over the two day festival, we will be screening seven hours of student short film, featuring various categories including fiction, documentary, experimental and animation. Each screening will be accompanied by a feedback session. We will also be providing seminars by local industry professionals regarding professional development and a networking session where young filmmakers can discuss their ideas with established industry professionals. All guests will be announced one week prior to the festival.
On Sunday 8th of July we will announce the winners of the audience and the jury prize. We are very proud to have celebrated Irish film and television professionals Ken Wardrop (director of internationally renowned His & Hers), David Caffrey (director of Love/Hate) and Conor Horgan (director of One Hundred Mornings) on our board of judges. We will also be running an online competition for our audience, and the winner will take away a €300 voucher for Camerakit film equipment hire.
Freshly Squeezed stands for innovation and diversity. We are thrilled to have received so many submissions in our first year, and we are proud to present an exciting programme containing a diverse selection of high quality thought provoking student short films from all parts of the world – from the Middle East to Latin America, From Europe to Australia – that is effectively the future of filmmaking.
We will be filming parts of the festival, which will be displayed online through our website in the months following the festival to cater for the young filmmakers who were not able to attend the festival. This will enable the student filmmakers to follow how their film was received and to be able to gain from our educational programme.
We want Freshly Squeezed to be a truly international festival that extends beyond borders. We hope that our programme inspires both local and international filmmakers, gives them the chance to find useful contacts and foster future creative collaborations.