(Portrait of a Zombie)
The third annual Underground Cinema Film Festival (UCFF) will take place from the 13th- 16th of September 2012 in the Royal Marine Hotel Dun Laoghaire.
The Festival will be officially launched in the Pavilion Theatre on Thursday September 13th at 7pm by an Leas Cathaoirleach Stephen Fitzpatrick. Following the launch, the Festival will begin with its opening film, the Dublin Premiere of Portrait of a Zombie. From thereon in, UCFF will screen over 100 films, 50 Festival Premieres and 3 World Premieres
We are delighted to announce that in association with the Irish Film Board this year’s special guest will be Jack Sargeant. Jack Sargeant is a renowned author and an authority on underground and cult film and has devised a special programme for us. Jack is also curator of Revelation Perth International Film Festival and we at Underground are honoured to forge a link with such a prestigious festival.
Other special guests include a trio of pure, powerhouse talent, the inimitable Terry McMahon (Charlie Casanova, last year’s opening film), Ivan Kavanagh (Tin Can Man, last year’s closing film) and Conor Horgan (100 Mornings) in a full day devoted to underground/cult/punk-rock film at this year’s festival.
The festival will be divided into four parts this year. Our opening day, entitled “Women in Film”, will feature panel discussions with women from every aspect of the industry and culminate in a screening of Kirsten Sheridan’s innovative feature Dollhouse. Some of the guests on this day include, as well as Ms. Sheridan, Marion Quinn (32A), Edwina Forkin (Zanzibar Films), actress Olwen Fouere (The Other Side Of Sleep, This Must Be The Place) Other guests TBA
We are extremely excited to announce that, in association with the Bram Stoker Estate and Barnabus Bailey Greatest Show Unearthed USA and with the support of the Victorian Vampire SocietyUK, for the first time we will host ‘Horror-fest’ at UCFF. In celebration of Bram Stoker’s centenary, we will host a 20th anniversary screening of Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula, as well as other special screenings, guests and exhibitions TBA.
This year’s festival will also include a segment on screen adaptation wherein writers and directors will discuss the adaptation process from page to screen and we are proud to have Bernard McLaverty (Cal), Colin Bateman (Divorcing Jack) and, schedule permitting, David Caffrey (Divorcing Jack, Love/Hate) joining us, as well as other special guests TBA.
The UCFF team are incredibly proud of our packed programme this year. Along with our usual screenings of short and feature films, we will host a number of free workshops with some of the top professionals working in the industry today, including Vinnie Murphy (Accelerator) and Ciarán Creagh (Parked).
Our festival will finish with the festival awards ceremony on Sunday September 16th, presented by An Cathaoirleach Tom Joyce. The awards will then be followed by the World Premiere of the eagerly anticipated feature Derelict, directed by Frank Kelly and the Official Closing film of the festival.
The festival is proudly supported by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Radio Nova, Gazette Group Newspapers, The Royal Marine, The Pavilion Theatre, Yelp, Bram Stoker Society of Ireland, Barnabus Bailey Greatest Show Unearthed USA and the Victorian Vampire SocietyUK.
For more information and to book tickets please log on to: www.undergroundcinema-filmfestival.com