Following a very busy 2012, Fingal Film Festival Organisers are back at their desks preparing for this year’s spectacular event kicking off this May.
As the deadline for submissions is announced as the 15th March 2013, the festival team are already viewing some amazing content for this year’s festival, which is due to take place at the ODEON Cinema n and the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, on the 8th – 10th May 2013.
In the coming weeks the team will also be announcing an amazing line up of Industry professionals who will be facilitating this year’s workshops. The organisers advise people to keep an eye on the website as places for these workshops are limited and will fill up fast. Last year’s workshops were delivered by some of Ireland’s greatest talent including BAFTA winner, Writer/Director Aisling Walsh (Song for a Raggy Boy), Producer Arthur Lappin (My left foot, In the Name of the Father) Actor Martin Mc Cann (Killing Bono, Clash of the Titans) LA Film Composer Joseph Conlon (Behind Enemy Lines).
“We are delighted to announce the award winning Brown Bag Films will be supporting the festival this year by facilitating two animation workshops” says Liz Kenny. Both designed specifically for young filmmakers with a passion for animation.
The festival will host an eclectic mix of Short films, Feature Films, Animations and documentaries, both National and International and as always, we encourage filmmakers from the Fingal area to submit their work for the prestigious “Best Fingal Newcomer” Award, .also this year we have a Best Student Award for short film and Documentary.
This year will also see the introduction of the latest film equipment and technology demonstrations along with a meeting area where filmmakers can network with each other to discuss future works.
We are encouraging all filmmakers to submit their work as early as possible. For more information on how to submit your film, please visit www.fingalfilmfest.com.
This year we are offering individual feedback on all films submitted. “We feel it is important to offer this option to emerging filmmakers as it can give them a great insight and help them perfect there skillset when producing future work” says Creative Director Dave Byrne. If you have submitted a film and would like to receive feedback, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org. Feed will be given after the final selection has been made for this year’s festival schedule.
This year we have received great support for the second year running from our main sponsor the ODEON Cinema in Blanchardstown and also the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Blanchardstown Centre where they will be hosting the workshops plus the Awards Night on May 12th! Other supporters include the Blanchardstown Shopping Center and The Gathering Ireland alongside the Fingal County Council. “Without the support of these organisations, it would be very difficult to get the festival off the ground” says Liz.
We are delighted to announce that NuMu Promotions, run by Katie Hogan, will oversee all Marketing and Promotion for this year’s festival 2013.
All of the hard working team are very excited and can’t wait for the launch of the Fingal Film Festival 2013. For more information on all the events taking place at this year’s festival, visit www.fingalfilmfest.com.