Call For: Submissions for Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival

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The deadline for submissions for the third edition of the Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival is August 10th 2014.
The 3rd edition of DISFMF will be held on 3rd 4th and 5th of October

Awards : Best International Short , Best Irish Short, Best Music Video, Best Director, Best Music, Best Animation , Best Documentary, Best Actor , Best Actress
The awards ceremony would be held on the 5th of October at the Sugar Club

Deadline : 10/August
Fees     : 15 Euro
Submissions via : https://festhome.com/ and http://www.reelport.com/

https://www.facebook.com/DublinInternationalShortFilmAndMusicFestival

https://twitter.com/DISFMF

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‘Into Noise’ has European premiere at DISFMF

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Award-winning short documentary on the soundscape of New York, Into Noise, will screen at the Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival later this week. Peaceful images from the Finnish lake country contrast the loud cacophony of the city that never sleeps in a personal documentary by young Finnish filmmaker Janna Kyllästinen.

 

Into Noise was produced by Awen Films, a young non-fiction documentary film collective based in Brooklyn, New York. In addition to Kyllästinen, the group consists of Irish member Sharon Brooks, Italian member Valerio Ciriaci and American member Isaak Liptzin. The collective is particularly excited that Into Noise will have its European Premiere in Ireland, since it is the home country of one of its members and the production location of several upcoming projects.
Previously, Into Noise has been screened in Los Angeles and New York, where it was awarded “Best Student Short Film” at United Film Festival. The Dublin screening will take place on Saturday 5th, 2013 at 11AM, at 4 Dame Lane, Dame Lane, Dublin 2.

 

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Interview Florian Zapra, Founding Director of Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival

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Steven Galvin spoke to Florian Zapra, Founding Director of the Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival, which runs 4 – 6 October 2013.

Tell me about the festival.

Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival is an independent festival from filmmakers for filmmakers. Our aim is to bring together filmmakers and musicians from around the world in a forum to celebrate short films. I personally want to thank all the people who submitted their work and to congratulate all the successful ones whose films will be screened at this year’s festival.

This is the second annual festival and this year we received 567 submissions from all over the world and we have selected 106 short films. We have 40 world premieres. 33 films screening at the festival are from Ireland and the rest are from Germany , UK, Brazil, France, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Romania, Israel, Belgium, Spain, United States, South Korea, Canada, Turkey, China, Greece, Netherlands, Taiwan, Iran, Egypt and Switzerland.

The screenings will take place at 4 Dame Lane and The Sugar Club. We also have bands performing live music at The Grand Social and The Sugar Club. The awards ceremony will be held at the Sugar Club on Sunday, 6th October.

What was the thinking behind setting the festival up?

I have produced four short films and I’’ve screened at a few festivals but still not enough for the amount of work put in on a short film.  Also I’ve seen that every single festival is different from another. I was thinking that more people need to see short films because there are some amazing stories being told in the short form that are never going to be seen by an audience. So I decided that a short film festival needed to be set up here in Dublin, and with the right people and the right attitude we can have a wonderful festival where filmmakers  can come and enjoy the screenings, discuss their work, meet people and have fun. Myself and Brian Walsh met a few years ago at the Gaiety School of Acting, and with him and Wale Atoyegbewe, we organised the first edition of DISFMF last year .

For this year’s festival we have more people that want to work with us; people that love short films, music and want to be part of the festival –  Arber Sul, Timothy O’Connell, Stephen Brady, Natasha Efole, Craig Moore, Bart Chowanski, Stephen Fennesy and a few others. If there are any others that want to be part of the festival and work with us they can send me an email at info@disfmf.ie

Any particular highlight from last year.

The biggest surprise last year was the variety of people interested in watching short films.  So many different nationalities made up our audience – from Brazilians to Italians, Irish, Romanians, Polish and many others. This shows again that Dublin is a multicultural city. We had people that weren’t involved in the film industry but they were interested in watching the short films and this shows that real audiences can be brought to watch short films .

Why did you choose to marry film and music?

In my opinion music is one of the most important part in filmmaking. Having live music gigs, composers and other people related to music, would bring a bigger audience in front of the screen. I believe that if someone is interested in music, definitely there is an interest in film.

Can you tell me a little about your background.

I was born in Romania in 1977 where I graduated. I came to Ireland in 2000 with no English and got a job in catering and at the same time studied English. Then I decided that it was time for me to do something that I would love to do for the rest of my life. So I went to the Gaiety School of Acting, where I did drama. I then produced my first short film and here I am after 13 years, proud to be part of the hard-working Romanian community integrated into Irish society.

Tell me about the awards.

It was an idea of mine that I wanted to do something different from other festivals; something that is related to arts, so I got the idea to give paintings as awards. As a filmmaker I would love to get a painting as an award. Every decision we take and everything we do it is from the filmmakers point of view –  what I would like to get, what I would like to see and how I would like to be treated as a filmmaker if I attended a festival.

What do I do if I want to submit a film next year.

Next year we are planning to open for submissions in February and if you want to submit just upload your film to http://www.reelport.com/ or https://festhome.com/ and you will find us there, or go on our website and you will find more details http://www.disfmf.ie/

You can check out the programme for this year’s festival here

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Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival 2013

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Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival (DISFMF) is an independent festival dedicated to bring together filmmakers and musicians from around the world in a forum to celebrate short films. The festival takes place every year at the beginning of October in the Dublin.
 
The second annual festival runs from 4th to 6th of October 2013 . This year the festival received 567 submissions from all over the world and 106 short films have been selected.
 
There are 40 world premieres at this year’s festival. 33 films screening at the festival are from Ireland and the rest from all around the world.
 
The goal of the festival is to show variety of all genres, drama, comedies, animations,documentaries, music videos, narrative stories and horror.
 
Screenings will take place at Four Dame Lane and The Sugar Club. There will also be bands performing live music at The Grand Social and The Sugar Club.
 
The award ceremony will be held at the Sugar Club on Sunday, 6th October.
Six awards are on offer and with five nominations for each category : Best
Irish Short Film, Best International Short Film, Best Director, Best Music, Best Actor, BestActress.
 
The actual awards are paintings created by two international artists; Pratima Gungadoss from Mauritius and Emanuel Sangeorzan from Romania.
 
For more information visit the website and facebook.
http://www.disfmf.ie/
https://www.facebook.com/DublinInternationalShortFilmAndMusicFestival
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuQLfXUJ7k0Gv8n-xnQKISQ?feature=guide

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‘True-D’ Wins Best Irish Short at the Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival

 

The short film True-D, a Phoenix Artz production by multi-award winning director Noel Brady (An Tain, Duality, Movers and Shakers) has just won Best Irish Short at the Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival.  True-D stars Michael Bates (Barry’s Bespoke Bakery, Derelict), Conor Marren (Out There), Sinead O’Riordan (The Railway Children), Hilary Cotter (Portrait of a Zombie),  Fergal Cleary and Mark Schrier (The Prodigal Son)

 

True-D was written, produced, directed and edited by Noel Brady. With DOP by Daniel Sorin Balteanu, AD by Carmen Reig Llabata, make up by Edwina Kelly, Costume by Jill Anderson, Music by Elder Roche, PA by Kevin Fisher and stills photography by Damian Byrne.

 

True-D  – Synopsis

 

Not 3-D, True-D.

 

Sometimes in life it can seem too much, that we’re alone, that there is no answer… John Walker was one such man who thought this way. Till one day at his wits end he set out to end it all. However on his journey he would learn some of life’s lessons, lessons from the most unlikely of teachers.

 

According to Noel Brady, “The whole idea for True-D came about from just people watching, sometimes you see people and they look as if they are carrying the weight of world on their shoulders. And it seemed to me that if for just one moment, you could see peoples lives, see the weight they carry, then maybe we just might show a little more understanding and humanity for our fellow man. And that’s what this short film is all about. I had had the idea of using shadows for quite sometime, but I could never come up with a device to use in the film to allow the character and us the audience to see people as the truly are. And that’s when I got the idea of the 3-D glasses. The rest, as they say is history.”

 

To date True-D has being screened in the‘Corona Fastnet Film Festival in Cork, The Charlie Chaplin Comedy film Festival in Kerry, Underground Cinema both here and in London.  And now The Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival, where it went on to win Best Irish Short. A second Short An Tain, Darkness Descends also written, produced and directed by Noel Brady was screened there too.

 

 

 

 

 

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