Eat My Shorts are collaborating, once again, with The Beatyard to bring you a day of short films and inspiring talks featuring a couple of Dublin’s coolest filmmakers: D.A.D.D.Y. and Eoghan Kidney, all in the Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield this May 4th.
Team D.A.D.D.Y. are Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman, who describe themselves as youngish men who have two eyes each and big noses (!). We’d describe them as two very talented men who are constantly pushing the standards of creativity in Irish filmmaking and advertising higher and higher. They’re a busy, busy pair so we’re really excited to have them come along for an hour or so and share the secrets of how they do it with us!
Eoghan Kidney is that guy who wins all of the awards, all of the time (20 at last count!), he’s an incredibly accomplished and prolific filmmaker, with about 20 music videos under his belt and a bevy of short films. His latest project, We, The Masses, an interpretation of the work of (and collaboration with) American artist Robyn O’Neill was conceived at Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School. His talk at this year’s Offset was a brilliantly constructed and really in-depth insight into his processes and discipline and now we’re bringing it (although even ‘filmier’ in Eoghan’s own words!) to you!
Who: Eat My Shorts
What: Short Film Festival
Where: The Twisted Pepper, Middle Abbey Street
When: Saturday June 9th, kicking off at 11.30am running ‘til late
How much: Completely free
Eat My Shorts is a series of independently run, entirely free short film events. Their focus is to provide a non-competitive platform for emerging and established film makers in an environment that lends itself to community and creative interaction.
This summer they are planning their first full-day festival. They will be taking over a great space in the city centre which will give them the scope to screen a huge amount of short films. They will also be programming free workshops and talks from professionals who are making waves to educate and excite the filmmaking community.
Eat My Shorts are now open for submission for their festival selection, as always it’s an open brief, they accept anything from anyone from anywhere! Animation. Drama. Comedy. Experimental. Music Vid.
Their only criteria is that your short must be 15 mins or under and be submitted before 12/05/12. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Taking place in June 2010, the Eat My Shorts festival will showcase emerging Irish film talent. Over the course of an evening a range of submissions will be screened.
There is no age limit or subject restrictions and work can include anything from animation to video to stop-motion. Submit proposals before 31st May to email@example.com. For more information follow them on Facebook.