Filmbase presents the Best of the West 2011 – Award Winning Short Films from the Galway Film Fleadh.

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Villainy

The Best of the West 2011 is a chance for Dublin audiences to catch the winning short films from this year’s Galway Film Fleadh. This special screening is organised by Filmbase, in association with the Galway Film Fleadh and The Screen Cinema and will take place at 6.30pm on Thursday, 20th October at The Screen Cinema on Townsend Street in Dublin’s City Centre.

Originally conceived as a screening by filmmaker Luke McManus in 2008, last year Filmbase revived the event which proved to be extremely popular with audiences and filmmakers as it provided a showcase for the best short films from the Galway programme. Following on from last year’s succesful event Filmbase have decided to continue the screenings as a way of allowing audiences who didn’t make it to Galway an opportunity to see the winning films and celebrate a new wave of Irish filmmaking talent.

This year’s screening will include the 12 award-winning shorts from the Fleadh including animation, live action drama and documentary. Two new award categories this year include Best Cinematography and the Don Quijote Award.

Tickets for the event are just €6.70 (€6.20 concession) and are available to buy now from The Screen Cinema box office online or by phone.

Films to screen:

Animation: Signs (Vincent Gallagher), The Art of Making Friends (Paul McNulty), The Boy Who Lived in a Bubble (Kealan O’Rourke), The Gentleman’s Guide to Villainy (Aidan McAteer) and Children in Direct Provision (Sharon Lynch and children resident in Direct Provision Centres).

Live Action Drama: Asal (Tom Sullivan), Even Gods (Phil Harrison) and Pentecost (Peter McDonald).

Documentary: Needle Exchange (Colm Quinn) and Halls Without Walls (Mia Mullarkey).

Best Cinematography: Mummy’s Little Helper (Dir. Michael Lavelle, DoP Kate McCullough)

The Don Quijote Award: The Boy Who Lived in a Bubble (Kealan O’Rourke) and Cured (Mary Redmond).

The running time for the screening will be approximately two hours.

For more information on the programme visit www.filmbase.ie/bestofthewest. You can also find more info and buy tickets online at www.screencinema.ie

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The Best of the West

The Best of the West 2010 will give Dublin audiences a chance to catch the winning short films from this year’s Galway Film Fleadh. The special screening is being organised by Filmbase, in association with the Galway Film Fleadh and the Light House Cinema and takes place at 3pm on Sunday 25th of July at the Light House Cinema in Smithfield.

This year’s screening will include the 11 award-winning shorts from the Fleadh including animation, live action drama and documentary.

The screening will be followed by a wine reception and an opportunity for the audience to meet with the filmmakers.

Tickets for the event are just €8 and will be available to buy from the Light House Cinema box office from 5pm on Monday 19th of July (Phone: 01 879 7601 or book online at www.lighthousecinema.ie).

For more information visit www.filmbase.ie/bestofthewest.

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