Call For: Emerging Fingal Documentary Makers

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The team at Fingal Film Festival are embarking on a new project for 2016 and want to talk to young people with an interest in documentary filmmaking in Fingal.

If you are between 15 and 35 years of age, with an interest in documentary filmmaking, but may have never produced a documentary before Fingal Film Festival are interested in talking to you?

Fingal Film Festival are looking to explore the possibility of creating a series of documentaries relating to the environment in which you live and the experiences of people your age no matter what the subject.

Fingal Film Festival are seeking ideas that offer a raw insight into real life issues. They must offer a true reflection of life in Fingal for your age group. Submitted ideas can be inspirational, quirky, funny or tragic. They can be based on an area, a group of people or an individual. The scope is limitless.

What do you need to do?

Send  a one-pager outline of your idea. or If you can, record on your phone, tablet or camcorder a two minute piece relating to the subject matter of your idea. Your video footage does not have to be edited, just send a continuous 2 minute clip.

All video footage submitted is for consideration only.

Please email : your one page idea/outline with your contact details name and email plus mobile , also a link of your idea but this is not essential

Fingal Film Festival will contact short-listed candidates only

Closing Date for applications is July 20th 2015


One Reply to “Call For: Emerging Fingal Documentary Makers”

  1. Interested in telling the story of Liffey salmon after 800 years ownership by the citizens of Dublin.
    “Exactly 800 years ago on the 5th July 1215, at the end of King John’s reign the citizens of Dublin were granted by Charter the Kings half of the tidal water fisheries of the Liffey….. So where better to start than in our Capital Dublin where the fisheries of the Liffey were granted in perpetuity to its citizens 800 years ago, and quintessential in having fisheries forged through conquest, conspiracy and legal challenge in common with the big Irish salmon rivers. Numerous salmon fisheries existed along the river, from Clontarf and Poolbeg in the estuary to Islandbridge, Kilmainham, Chapelizod, Castleknock, Luttrellstown, Lucan, Leixlip and Castletown-Kildroght. The Liffey was netted (stake, draft and drift), speared, trapped, poached and fished by rod and line over this period. So where better to determine the existence value of poet Ted Hughes “a death patched hero” than in a river where salmon struggle to survive today.Salmon always ran the Liffey and from the outset Brehon Law suggests they were vested in the ruling classes and protected as a private right1. Our last “great” High King of Ireland Brian Boru died defending these rights when defeating the Vikings at the famous battle of Clontarf in 1014, also known as the “battle of the salmon weir”. The existence of salmon weirs on the Liffey highlighted the importance of salmon as a source of food for Dublin over 1,000 years ago. For poor Brian however “he was drowned, with a foreigner under him, and a foreigner in his right hand, and a foreigner in his left, and a stake of the weir through him” 2. The arrival of the Normans presaged further battles as people sought to own fishing rights and catch salmon with the legislature often struggling to keep up in protecting the resource.

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