Fingal Film & Arts Festival Announce Winning Films

Gridlock – Best Fingal Newcomer 

 

The 2017 Fingal Film Festival screened a broad range of feature films, documentaries, shorts and animation at Swords Castle from August 11th to August 13th.

Eight Fingal Film Festival awards were announced at the end of the festival.

Best Feature

  • WINNER: Autumn Kiss

Belarus

Director: Audrey Goulbev

 

Best Fingal Newcomer

  • WINNER: Gridlock

Ireland

Director: Ian Hunt Duffy

 

Best Documentary

  • WINNER: Art Connect

Spain

Director: Miquel Galofre

 

Best Short

  • WINNER: Homecoming

Ireland

Director: Sinead O’Loughlin

 

 

Best Student Film

  • WINNER: Dirty Laundry

Ireland

Director: Graham Bollard

 

Best Animation

  • WINNER: A Terrible Hullabaloo

Ireland

Director: Ben O’Connor

 

Scannán na hÉireann

  • WINNER: An Mhallacht

Ireland

Director: James Ryan

 

Best International

  • WINNER: Cleo

France

Director: Julie Navarro

 

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Fingal Film Festival

The annual Fingal Film Festival opens their doors to the public for a new film festival format, tickets go on sale this week at Eventbrite.

Friday, 11th August will see the launch of the Festival’s sixth annual event and this year the team have changed venue to Swords Castle in Co Dublin.

Fingal Film Festival promise a great line up of comedy, live music and independent film.
Launching the festival on Friday, courtesy of High Flyers Distribution UK, will be the Irish premiere Feature Film Knights of the Damned, from the Producers of Games of Thrones & special effects by the team who created Harry Potter. Live music will feature throughout the whole weekend with Paddy Casey taking to the stage on Saturday night. Live comedy from Giz a Laugh & Rorys Stories.

Casting & Acting workshops will be held for adults and young people with guest speaker Eva Jane Gaffeney from Louise Kiely Casting. There will also be a Foley Design workshop from Jean Mc Grath and Coaimhe Doyle from Ardmore Sound & Screen Scene plus children’s animation workshops guest speaker Darren Murrey from Brown Bag Films.

These events will feature all over the weekend alongside the screening of independent films from all over the world. Sunday will focus on a Family Fun day with “ Morning Glorville “ yoga – rave – music for everyone, followed by indie screenings plus live music, drawing the festival to a close.
For more information on the full schedule, please visit www.fingalfilmfest.com

Tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite at www.fingalfilmfest.com/eventbrite.ie

 

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Call For: Submissions for Fingal Film Festival

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Submissions are now open for Fingal Film Festival’s 2017  summer weekend taking place on the 11th and 12th August. This year’s new summer festival format will be hosted in the open air venue at Swords Castle Co Dublin with outdoor screenings, live music, stand-up comedy and late night DJ’s.

For more information on how to submit your film, for the following categories – Best Fingal Newcomer – Best Animation – Best Short Film – Best Student – Best Documentary – Best International – Scannan Gaeilge Is Fearr – Outstanding Achievement in Media. Please visit www.fingalfilmfest.com and subscribe for updates Submit directly go to http://www.fingalfilmfest.com/2017-submissions/ or email pr@fingalfilmfest.com

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Call For: Festival Volunteers

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Fingal Film Festival is a not-for-profit group run by volunteers every year is currently seeking for festival volunteer to fill the various roles for this year’s festival. The role would suit someone with a media background and would like to gain some experience, or simply wants to do some volunteer work.

Duration:

Three Days (30th September to 2nd October)

 

If interested, please contact:

admin@fingalfilmfest.com

 

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Fingal Film Festival Announces Schedule

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Fingal Film Festival has announced its schedule for 2016, which kicks off 30th– 2nd October 2016 Venue Movies@swords, Pavilions Centre, Swords, Co Dublin.

Mark O’Connor’s Cardboard Gangsters opens the Festival as the Dublin Premiere Film Night on the 30th Sept 2016 doors open at 8pm for wine and press tickets are limited on tickets.ie

The fifth instalment of the independent festival includes short and feature films, documentaries, animation short films, student films as well as, all-time classics in conjunction with the 1916 Easter Rising Centenary, Gaeilge Is Fearr. 

The documentary line-up includes Risteard O’Domhnaill’s Atlantic, Megan Murphy’s Murphy’s Law and Xuban Intxausti‘s In Dialogue, made in Belfast in the framework of Europa Transit.

This year’s workshop series include an animation workshop from Stephen Fagan, Founder and Creative Director of Treehouse Republic. This half-day workshop takes place on Friday September 30th and will cover the topics of pre-production, production and post-production, with a focus on SFX and music.

Supervising Sound Editor Niall Brady from Screen Scene leads the Sound Design workshop on Saturday October 1st, with a case study of Lenny Abrahamson’s ‘Room.’ This session will also feature guest speaker Steve Fanagan from Ardmore Sound

Paying tribute to the 1916 Easter Rising Centenary, there also will be a series of revolutionary themed films screened at the Festival including The Wind That Shakes the Barley included n this screening are some irish related short films from some talented emerging filmmakers.

For the full programme go towww.fingalfilmfest.com – tickets start from €8.50 ,now available.at tickets.ie http://tickets.ie/events.aspx/search?s=Fingal%20film%20

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Call For: Films for Fingal Film Festival

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Fingal Film Festival is now open for the following film submissions in Animation – Feature – Short – Student – Documentary – Scannan Gaeilge Is Fearr – International – 1916 films related.

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The fifth instalment of Fingal Film Festival’s annual event will take place in Movies@swords, Pavilions Centre, Swords, Co Dublin, Ireland from 30th Sept – 2nd nd Oct 2016.

“The 2015 event saw bigger screening and workshop attendances and is a fantastic platform for emerging filmmakers from Ireland and abroad” says Liz Kenny, the Festival’s Managing Director.

“Our focus for 2016 is to create a Festival that is diverse in content, offering and interactive experience with filmmakers and cinema goers alike during next year’s event” says Creative Director Dave Byrne, “A challenge I and the team are looking forward to”.

As part of the centenary celebrations in 2016, the festival will be dedicating a slot in the schedule for all subjects relating to the 1916 Rising. Any filmmakers creating content in any of the mediums screened at the festival is encouraged to submit for possible inclusion in the Fingal Film Festival 2016.

The Awards are in nine categories as follows for 2016

  • Best Animation
  • Scannan Gaeilge Is Fearr (Prize)
  • Best International Film
  • Best Short Film
  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Student Film (Prize)
  • Fingal Newcomer Media Award – (Prize) (Director/Writer/Producer/DOP – Living in Fingal Area)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Media Award – (Director/Writer/Producer/DOP/Journalist) This award will be given to any filmmaker who breaks new ground in any of the categories or creates a new way of storytelling.

Deadline for all Films – June 30th 2016 at 3 p.m.

 

For more information on how to submit your film go to – http://www.fingalfilmfest.com/2016-submissions or email:pr@fingalfilmfest.com:

 

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Call For: Submissions for Fingal Film Festival

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As part of the centenary celebrations in 2016, the Fingal Film Festival will be dedicating a slot in the schedule for all subjects relating to the 1916 Rising. Any filmmakers creating content in any of the mediums screened at the festival is encouraged to submit for possible inclusion in the Fingal Film Festival 2016.

The categories for the Festival’s submissions for 2016 are as follows:

Animation

Irish Language

International Films

Short Films

Documentaries

Feature Films

Student Films

Fingal Newcomer Media Award – (Director / Writer / Producer / DOP ( Living in Fingal Area) )

Outstanding Achievement in Media Award – (Director / Writer / Producer / DOP / Journalist ) This award will be given to any filmmaker who breaks new ground in any of the categories or creates a new way of storytelling.

For more information on how to submit your film, please visit www.fingalfilmfest.com or email us at pr@fingalfilmfest.com

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Call For: Submissions for Fingal Film Festival

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Submissions are now open for the 2016 Fingal Film Festival. Emerging and established filmmakers are invited to submit their work in Feature, Documentary, Animation, Short Film, International Film, Student Film, Scannán Gaeilge Is Fearr Fingal New Comer Media Award
(for Director Writer Producer Category) and Outstanding Media Achievement Award  (for Journalism Director Producer Writer Documentary).

The festival is  looking for films to screen at their special 1916 Centenary screening event celebrating 100 years of the 1916 rising.

Please submit if you have a film that suits this historic event  .

Nine awards in total with some amazing brand sponsorship prizes attached. The deadline for submissions 30th June 2016

For more information
go to www.fingalfilmfest.com
email pr@fingalfilmfest.com
or click on link to submit your film:
http://www.fingalfilmfest.com/2016-submissions/

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Award Winners for Fingal Film Fest 2015

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The 2015 Fingal Film Festival came to a close last night and this year’s  winners were announced at the awards ceremony hosted by comedian Eric Lalor.

 

Best Short Film – Ger Walsh – Solitaire

Best Feature Film – Nikola Vukcevic – The Kids from Marx and Engles Street

Best Student Film – Séan Donnellan – The Hiding

Best Fingal Newcomer Media Award – Mattel Bertoli – Brenda

Best Animation –  Aidan McAteer – Deadly

Best Documentary – Eimear Howard – Where My Ladies

Best Irish Language – Helen Flanagan – An Cat

Best International Film –Marco Gadge – Er Und Sie

 

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Nominations for Fingal Film Festival Awards Announced

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Fingal Film Festival has announced its shortlisted nominations for the Awards Night on the 27th Sept 2015. The event kicks off at 8pm at the Radisson Blu Hotel Dublin Airport, hosted by comedian Eric Lalor.

The Nominations for this year’s awards are:

Best Documentary 2015

Deanta As Adhmad – Student film – ITT – Ire – Dir: Sarah McGuirk
Where is my Ladies -Student film – DKIT – Ire – Dir : Eiméar Howard
Bó– Student Doc Film – IADT – Dir : Ire – Oisin Bickley
Tonn Nua – Student Doc Film – DKIT – Dir : Ire – Niall Clery & Peter McKeown

Outstanding Achievement Award 2015
7 Days in Syria – Documentary – Syria – Dir: Robert Rippberger

Best Feature Film 2015
The Kids from the Marx and Engels Street – Dir : Nikola Vukcevic – Montenegro
La Vie Nous Appartient – Dir : Alex K.Lee – Austria

Best Student Film 2015

– Student Doc Film – Ire – Dir : Oisin Bickley – IADT
Mouth Shut – Student Short –Spain Dir : Anna Farré Añó – ESCAC
Synthetica – Student Short – UK – Dir: Alex Falconer – Falmouth University
The Hiding – Student Short – Ire Dir: Séan Donnellan – DIT

Best Short Film

The Hiding – Dir : Séan Donnellan – Ireland
Solitaire – Dir: Gerard Walsh – Ireland
Spacer – Dir: Jeda De Bri – Ireland
Er Und Sie – Dir: Marco Gadge – Germany
Trouble with Lucie – Dir: Lionel Kaplan – France

Best International Film 2015

Die Ratte – Dir: Anja Gurres – Germany
Er Und Sie – Dir: Marco Gadge – Germany
The Veteran Hour – Dir: Hamlet Sarkissian & Donatella Gomelsky Guchard – USA

Best Animation 2015
Deadly – Dir: Aidan McAteer – Ireland
Cuerdas – Dir: Pedro Solis Garcia – Spain
Potrait of a Wind Up Maker – Dir : Dario Pèrez – Spain

Scannán Gaeilge is Fearr 2015
Cead Ghra – Dir: Brian Deane – Ireland
An Cat – Dir: Helen Flanagan – Ireland

Best Fingal Newcomer Media Award 2015
Brenda – Dir: Mattel Bertoli – Ireland
Where My Ladies – Student doc DKIT – Ire Dir Eimear Howard

Tickets for sceenings, workshops and awards night can be purchased at http://fingalfilmfestival.tickets.ie or at any SUPERVALU or Centra outlets. Or if you are around Swords Pavillions on Friday the 27th September, keep an eye out for Q102, as they are giving away free tickets on the day.

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Fingal Film Festival Announce Schedule

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Fingal Film Festival has announced its schedule for 2015, which kicks off 25th – 27th September with screenings at Venue Movies@swords, Pavilions Centre, Swords, Co Dublin.

The full schedule is here

We are being quite specific in our 2015 schedule layout, , making the festival more accessible for people who just want to see a good film.” says Creative Director, Dave Byrne. “The final selection of films are from all over the world. We had a huge response internationally this year. Also, the wealth of talent amongst Irish independents this year has been inspiring, although this made our decision-making a lot more difficult”, says Dave.

Among the screenings are a number of workshops:

Treehouse Republic host an Animation Workshop with CEO Stephen Fagan, on 25th Sept (10am –1pm )

Sound Supervisor Niall Brady from Screen Scene and Steve Flanagan from Ardmore Sound will run this year’s Sound Design workshop on  26th Sept (10am –1pm ) based on a case study Glassland feature film directed by Gerard Barrett.

Also on the 26th, the festival presents a Workshop, Screening & Q&A from the documentary filmmakers  of 7 Days in Syria.

 

Tickets can be purchased at http://fingalfilmfestival.tickets.ie or at any SUPERVALU or Centra outlets.
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2015 Fingal Film Festival

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Great line up of workshops and independent films this year from around the globe screening at this year’s 2015 Fingal Film Festival. Workshops in Animation and Sound Design from Ardmore Sound & Screen Scene & screenings at affordable prices for everyone and discounted prices for groups, students, and unwaged go to http://fingalfilmfestival.tickets.ie

The opening film is Surviving Auschwitz,  and there’s a screening of 7 Days in Syria plus Q&A from the filmmakers.

For more information go to www.fingalfilmfest.com or email pr@fingalfilmfest.com or tel: 353 1 807 5521

For Ticket outlets: You can buy tickets from selected Centra, Supervalu and other outlets or go online to
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You can avail of Fingal Film Festival 2015 Early Bird Offer till 10th September Venue Movies@swords Pavilions Centre , Swords, Co Dublin

For Ticket outlets: Selected Centra, & Supervalu stores OR online below

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Call For: Volunteers for Fingal Film Festival

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The Fingal Film Festival is putting a call out for volunteers to help out with this year’s festival during weekends and festival week. Duties will include: helping out at the festival booths, handing out flyers and programme information in The Pavilions Shopping Centre in Swords.

 

This year’s Fingal Film Festival takes place on the 25th, 26th & 27th of September.

If you would like to volunteer please send a brief cover letter and your CV to pr@fingalfilmfest.com.

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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 : pr@fingalfilmfest.com 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

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Deadline for Submissions Approaching for Fingal Film Festival

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June 30th 2015 is the deadline for submissions for the Fingal Film Festival.

There are eight awards up for grabs this year, which will be presented on the final night of the festival at the awards ceremony on Sunday 27th September 2015 in the Radisson Blu Hotel Dublin Airport. These prizes have been sponsored by organisations such as TG4, Film Equipment Hire Ireland, BAI (Broadcasting Authority of Ireland) Foras na Gaeilge and many more, consisting of prizes ranging from cash – film equipment to broadcasting of films. Awards this year are in the following categories for 2015:

• Best Fingal Newcomer Media Award – Sponsors Cash Prize

• Best Short Film

• Best International Film

• Best Animation Film

• Best Student Film – Sponsors BAI & Film Equipment Ireland voucher worth 1000.00 euro

• Best Documentary

• Best Feature Film

• Best Irish Language Film – Sponsors TG4 & Foras na Gaeilge winning film will be broadcast on TG4 plus cash prize

The Organizers of the Festival have a great line up of workshops and events throughout this year’s three day event.

The full festival schedule will be announced in the coming months, once all submitted films have been selected.The Festival screenings will be held at Movies@Swords this year and promises to screen some of the best local and international films from around the world dates 25th27th September 2015 .

 

For more information on how to submit your film please visit www.fingalfilmfest.com.

 

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Call For: Submissions for Fingal Film Festival

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The submission deadline for the Fingal Film Festival  is approaching. June 30th 2015 is the final day of the submissions.

There are eight awards up for grabs this year, which will be presented on the final night of the festival at the awards ceremony on Sunday, 27th September 2015 in the Radisson Blu Hotel Dublin Airport. These prizes have been sponsored by organisations such as TG4, Film Equipment Hire Ireland, BAI (Broadcasting Authority of Ireland) Foras na Gaeilge and many more, consisting of prizes ranging from cash – film equipment to broadcasting of films.

Awards this year are in the following categories for 2015:
• Best Fingal Newcomer Media Award – Sponsors Cash Prize
• Best Short Film
• Best International Film
• Best Animation Film
• Best Student Film – Sponsors BAI & Film Equipment Ireland voucher worth 1000.00 euro
• Best Documentary
• Best Feature Film
• Best Irish Language Film – Sponsors TG4 & Foras na Gaeilge winning film will be broadcast on TG4 plus cash prize

The organizers of the festival have a great line-up of workshops and events throughout this year’s three day event. The full festival schedule will be announced in the coming months, once all submitted films have been selected.

The festival screenings will be held at Movies@Swords this year and promises to screen some of the best local and international films from around the world dates 25th – 27th September 2015 .

For more information on how to submit your film please visit www.fingalfilmfest.com

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Fingal Film Roadshow 2015

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As part of this year’s Fingal Film Festival the Festival Roadshow is coming to RUA RED for 2015 with a screening of a selection of short-listed and award winning short films including:

Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution:  USA , Dir/Prod: Matthew Van Dyke (14:29)
 
Taimse im Chodladh:Ireland, Dir: Denis Buckley (10:40)
 
Shoot : Ireland,  Director: Rory Conway (8:30mins)
 
Skunky Dog: Ireland, Producer: Paddy Slattery/Director James Fitzgerald (24mins)  –  Winner of FFF Best Short Film Award
 
Piece at the Bottom: Canada, Festival Director: Max Bianchi (14mins)
 
Volkswagen Joe: Ireland,  Director:Brian Deane ( 28:32mins)  – Winner of FFF Best Fingal Newcomer Award

 

Click here to book tickets online or contact the RUA RED box office at 01 4515860.

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Call For: Submissions for Fingal Film Festival

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Fingal Film Festival are accepting submissions  for the fourth instalment of Fingal Film Festival’s annual event, which will take place during the month of September 2015, venue to be confirmed in the coming months.

 

Submissions for 2015 are open  accepting: Short films – Student Films. -Irish Language – Animation – Feature Film – Documentary – International – Best Newcomer Fingal .
For more information on how to submit your film, please visit www.fingalfilmfest.com
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Shortlisted Films Announced for Fingal Film Festival

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The Fingal Film Festival have announced the films in the running for the closing night awards ceremony at the four star Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin airport.

“We have eight awards up for grabs this year, which will be presented on September 28th,” says Festival Director Liz Kenny. “The prizes range from cash to film equipment to broadcasting of films. And this year the introduction of our Irish language section has seen us inundated with Irish language films.”

The films will be judged be a panel comprising of: Mícheál Ó Meallaigh – Director of Commissioning TG4, Ciaran Tanham ( ISC ) Director of Photography and Boulder Media Creative Director Rob Cullen.

The shortlisted films which will feature in the festival programme are:

Best Feature Film
• Calloused Hands – Director: Jesse Quinones, UK/USA
• Blitzfood – Director: Sheridan James Lunt, UK/FFW
• Jardin De Amapolas – Director: Juan Carlos Melo Guevara, Colômbia

Best Documentary Feature
• Dah Zivota – Director: Snjezana Brezno, Bosnia
• Not Anymore – Director: Matthew Van Dyke, USA/Sierra
• One Ocean: No Limits – Director: Sarah McCann, Ireland

Best International Film
• Lifever – Director: Ted Hardy-Carnac, France

• Os Meninos Do Rio – Director: Javier Macipe, Portugal
• Electric Índigo – Director: Jean-Julien Collette, Belgium
• A Piece Of The Bottom – Director: Floyd Russ, USA

Best Irish Language film
• Dorchadas – Director: Noel A Malone, Ireland
• Taimse im Chodladh – Director: Denis Buckley, Ireland
• Barróg Béir – Directors: Gavin FitzGerald, Sibéal Eléna Davitt, Ireland

Best Student Film
• I’ve Been A Sweeper – Director: Ciarán Dooley, DIT/FN
• Bollocks – Director: Steven Larkin, DKIT
• The Last Gift – Director: Carl O’Donovan, ITB
• Model Life – Director: Tom Reynolds, BCFE

Best Animation Film
• Shoot – Director: Rory Conway, BCFE
• A Boy Named Hashtag – Director: Clark Wickstone, FN/ITB
• Tears – Director: Yahya Ghobadi, Iran
• The Bloggs – Director: Mick Rochford, Ireland

Best Short Film
• Skunky Dog – Director: James Fitzgerald, IADT/Ire
• Lines In The Sand – Director: Michael Gilroy, UK
• I’ll Be Home Soon – Director: James Everett, Ireland
• The Note – Director: Ciaran Creagh, Ireland
• Toy Soldiers – Director: Mike Hayes, FN/Ire

• In This Place – Director: Alec Moore, Ireland

Best Fingal Newcomer Media Award
• Volkswagen Joe – Director: Brian Deane, Ireland/FN
• A Boy Named Hashtag – Director: Clark Wickstone

Tickets for the Awards Night cost 20 euro and can be purchased here: http://entertainment.ie/festival/Dublin/Fingal-Film-Festival-2014/4928.htm

The 2014 Fingal Film Festival will take place in Movies@Sword, Pavilions Centre, Swords from 26th – 28th September.

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Animation Workshop at Fingal Film Festival

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Award-winning animation company Boulder Media will host an Animation Workshop during the Fingal Film Festival, led by Emmy-nominated Robert Cullen. Boulder Media are currently co-producing and animating Danger Mouse with Robert Cullen directing and Peter Lewis and Anne Tweedy producing, using a mixed media approach to give the show a distinct look and feel. Commissioned by Controller of CBBC, Cheryl Taylor, the co-production with FremantleMedia Kids & Family is set to air on the channel in 2015. Danger Mouse is the last word in debonair and delightfully eccentric heroics and with Penfold at his side the much-loved duo will win over a whole new generation of fans. He’s the world’s greatest secret agent who faced dastardly enemies and deadly missions, captivating audiences for 11 years and becoming one of the most popular animated characters ever to grace UK and Irish television screens.

Boulder Media’s other credits include The Amazing World of Gumball and Randy Cunningham 9th Grade Ninja.

The day-long animation workshop will take place Friday 26th September from 10am-4pm at Movies@Swords, Pavillions Centre, Swords, County Dublin.

There will also be a workshop in Sound Design and Supervision lead by Niall Brady of Screen Scene Post Production House, whose recent film credits include Frank and What Richard Did, and Steve Fanagan of Ardmore Studios and Screen Scene, whose credits include Albert Nobbs, The Guard and Game of Thrones Series 1 (Saturday 27th September).

Tickets can be purchased here: http://entertainment.ie/festival/Dublin/Fingal-Film-Festival-2014/4928.htm

The 2014 Fingal Film Festival will take place in Movies@Swords from 26th – 28th September, Pavilions Centre, Swords, Co Dublin.

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Win a Pair of Weekend Passes to Fingal Film Festival

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Fingal Film Festival is entering its third year and is growing from strength to strength bringing the best of new international, national and local films to Fingal in North county Dublin. Screenings run from Friday 26th- Sunday 28th September in Movies@Swords, Pavilions Centre, Swords, Co Dublin

This year they are kicking off with Premiere Opening Night film Palo Alto, directed by Gia Coppola and starring James Franco on Friday, 26th September.

To celebrate the announcement of their opening film and announcement of their schedule, Fingal Film Festival is giving a pair of weekend passes for all screenings during the festival from Friday 26th – Sunday 28th September. This includes free entry to opening film on Friday 26th, all screenings on Saturday and Sunday and free entry to Awards night in the Radission Blu Airport Hotel on Sunday 28th.

They are also throwing in two merchandising packs http://fingalfilmfest.com/merchandise/ containing 2 t-shirts, a drawstring bag, pens and key rings.

To be in with a chance to win , go to www.fingalfilmfest.com , take a look at the 3min documentary from 2013 and name two of the areas in Ireland featured on road signs in the film.

 

 

 

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Fingal Film Festival Announce Programme

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Fingal Film Festival (Friday 26th – Sunday 28th September 2014) have announced their 2014 programme, which features some of the best independent films of 2014 from Ireland and abroad.

On Friday afternoon there will be a screening of Irish feature documentary One Ocean: No Limits, which follows a young novice Irish rower through the highs and lows of rowing across the Atlantic Ocean from Morocco to Barbados as part of a crew of six. That evening, the festival will officially open with the Irish premiere of Gia Copolla’s  debut feature Palo Alto, an unflinching portrait of adolescent lust, boredom and self-destruction, starring James Franco and Emma Roberts.

Saturday’s progamme will include award-winning Colombian film Jardín de Amapolas, which tells the story of a farmer and his son forced into the dangerous but lucrative world of cultivating poppies following their exile by rebels. Irish docudrama A Terrible Beauty / Áille an Uafáis tells the story of the men and women of the Easter Rising – the ordinary Irish volunteer, British solder and innocent civilians caught up in a conflict many did not understand. The Saturday evening feature film is the coming-of-age tale Calloused Hands, the tale of talented young baseball player Josh trying to ignore the violence at home and do whatever it takes to rise up out of Miami’s roughest neighbourhood.

Sunday afternoon’s feature will be Iranian drama feature The Corridor, followed that evening by feature documentary Dah Zivota, which focuses on twelve babies born to the civil war in Bosnia Herzegovina who were deprived of oxygen due to air and ground blockades. The festival will close with Blitzfood, a comedy about hate, in which volatile lost soul Perigrin Ship staggers through a nervous maze of self-inflicted disasters. Could this suffering be transformative??

These feature length films will be accompanied by a programme of short films including animation and Irish language submissions.

In addition to screenings, the festival is offering a number of workshops.

Award-winning animation company Boulder Media (The Amazing World of Gumball, Randy Cunningham 9th Grade Ninja) will host the Animation Workshop, led by Emmy-nominated Robert Cullen (Friday 26th September). A workshop on Sound Design and Supervision will be lead by Niall Brady of Screen Scene Post Production House, whose recent film credits include Frank and What Richard Did, and Steve Fanagan of Ardmore Studios and Screen Scene, whose credits include Albert Nobbs, The Guard and Game of Thrones Series 1 (Saturday 27th September).

Tickets can be purchased at here

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Gia Coppola’s ‘Palo Alto’ to open Fingal Film Festival

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The Fingal Film Festival have announced the opening film will be the Irish premiere of Palo Alto from debut writer-director Gia Copolla, starring James Franco and Emma Roberts with thanks to Metrodome Distribution.

Shy, sensitive April (Emma Roberts) is the class virgin, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach Mr. B (James Franco) and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy (Jack Kilmer). Emily (Zoe Levin), meanwhile, offers sexual favours to every boy to cross her path. An unflinching portrait of adolescent lust, boredom, and self-destruction, “Palo Alto” is an astonishing debut feature from writer-director Gia Coppola, based on the book “Palo Alto: Stories” by James Franco. (Over 15s)

Tickets on sale now for “Palo Alto” and select events at entertainment.ie 

Fingal Film Festival 2014 runs from Friday 26th – Sunday 28th September at movies@swords, The Pavilion Centre Swords.

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Call For: Fingal Film Festival Submissions

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Submissions are open until the 30th June for the 2014 Fingal Film Festival, which will take place in Movies@Swords from 26th – 28th September, Pavilions Centre, Swords, Co Dublin. Ireland. Emerging and established filmmakers alike can submit their shorts, features or documentaries, animation to the Festival, and those selected will be in the running for the eight prestigious awards announced on the closing night of the Festival.

The Awards categories are: Best Short Film, Best Feature Film, Best Irish Language Film, Best Documentary, Best Student Film, Best Animation, Best Fingal Newcomer and Best International Film. Deadline for submissions is June 30th, for more information see www.fingalfilmfest.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Call For: Irish Language Voluntary Spokesperson

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Fingal Film Festival has introduced a new award this year Irish Language Film award, we need a volunteer to help with translations for press releases and other publications plus administration duties at least one day a week is needed for this position for the next couple of months until the festival dates in 26th, 27th, 28th September 2014.

The office is based in Swords.

The person needs to be completely fluent in Irish language and has a full understanding of translating English into Irish language on a professional level, some experience in media administration would be an advantage as well but training will be given. This position is voluntary.

Visit www.fingalfilmfest.com

If interested in this position please email your CV to: info@fingalfilmfest.com

Apply Now / Email: info@fingalfilmfest.com

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Call For: Submissions for Fingal Film Festival

 

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Submissions are now open for the 2014 Fingal Film Festival, which will take place in Movies@Swords from 26th – 28th September, Pavilions Centre, Swords, Co Dublin.  Now in its third year, the Festival has gone from strength to strength, connecting emerging voices in film with industry experts and independent creative filmmakers from around the world.

 

Emerging and established filmmakers alike can submit their shorts, features or documentaries, animation to the Festival, and those selected will be in the running for the eight prestigious awards announced on the closing night of the Festival.

 

The Awards categories are: Best Short Film, Best Feature Film, Best Irish Language Film, Best Documentary, Best Student Film, Best Animation, Best Fingal Newcomer and Best International Film. Deadline for submissions is June 30th, for more information see www.fingalfilmfest.com

 

 

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Fingal Film Festival Prepares for Launch of Third Year

 

Fingal Film Festival prepares for launch of third year with an great line up of National & International screenings and events in 2014.

Submissions are NOW open until May 2014, Fingal Film Festival are accepting the following categories, Feature Films, International, Short Films, Documentary, Animation, Student Films, also this year they have added a new category, Irish Language.

The festival in 2014 will host an eclectic mix of Short films, International, Feature Films, Animations, documentaries, and Irish Language, both National and International and as always, the festival encourages filmmakers from Fingal to submit their work for the prestigious “Best Fingal Newcomer” Award.

For more information on how to submit your film www.fingalfilmfest.com email: info@fingalfilmfest.com.

In the coming months the team will also be announcing the line up of industry professionals who will be facilitating 2014 workshops and who will be on this year’s 2014 PANEL. The organiser’s advise people to keep an eye on the website as places for these workshops are limited and will fill up fast.

“This year we have received great support and sponsorship from Fingal Leader Partnership as one of our main sponsors in 2014. Without the support of some of our sponsors, it would be very difficult to get this festival off the ground every year,” says Managing Director Liz Kenny”.

Fingal Film Festival was announced as winner of this year’s Arts & Culture award in Fingal Community 2013. Liz was delighted to accept this year’s award:  “It’s a great achievement for a festival running only two years. We are proud of this award and the voluntary team that work effortlessly with the festival every year and our supporters. We form part of the festival landscape in Ireland, but continuously strive to be different, we have eight awards a year for best Feature Film, Best Documentary, Best Animation , Best student, Best newcomer in fingal award , Best short film, Best international Film, Best Irish Language Film all of these awards will be driven by the submissions in 2014.”

So start submitting your film today.

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Fingal Film Festival announce Nominations

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The Fingal Film Festival 2013 is under way and the FFF team have announced this year FFF Award Nominees

The Winners will be announced on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at the Fingal Film Festival Awards Night 2013 in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Blanchardstown.

Tickets are on sale now at www.fingalfilmfestival.com or entertainment.ie. Doors open at 7:30pm . For more information or if you have any questions, please contact us at info@fingalfilmfest.com

We hope to see you all there!

Best Documentary Film Nominations- FFF Awards 2013 – In no particular Order

1: “ Living In Emergency’s “ – Documentary Film – Deirdre Mandgaoang – Ire

2: “ Beyond Right or Wrong “ – Documentary Film – Rebecca Chaiklin – USA

3. “Mother’s Against The Odds”- Documentary Film- Ronan Tynan- Ire

Best Animated Film Nominations- FFF Awards 2013 – In no particular Order

1: “Luminarus” – Animated short film- Spain-Promofest

2: “Home” – Animated short film- Austaila – Jessica Harris

3: “Luke and Lotta” – Animated short film- Poland- Renata Gasiorowska

Best Student Film / Doc / Animation Nominations- FFF Awards 2013 – In no particular Order

1: “ Two Sides to the Story“ – Documentary Short Film – Kaya Keats – Ire ( ITB)

2: “ Kill Screen “ – Drama Short Film – Tom Reynolds – Ire (BCFE)

3: “ Music Memories “ – Drama Short Film – C/o – Ire – (DIT )

4: “ Summit Fever “ – Animation Film – C/o – Ire – (BCFE )

Best International Film Nominations- FFF Awards 2013 – In no particular Order

1: “MI OJO DERECHO” – Short Film- SPAIN- Promofest

2: “SUN SAND AND SURIVAL”- Short Film- SPAIN- Promofest

3: “LA MIRADA” – Short Film- SPAIN- Promofest

4: “SUBSTITUTE TEACHER” – Short Film- ISRAEL- Shiry Price

Best Short Film
Nominations- FFF Awards 2013 – In no particular Order

1: “ Runner “ – Drama short Film – Paddy Slattery – Ire

2: “ This is Vanity “ – Drama Short Film – Oliver Goodrum – UK

3: “ Is This It “ – Drama Short Film – Gerard Walsh – Ire

4: “ Lea “ – Drama Short Film – Dario Gorini – Italy

Best Newcomer Director in Fingal Nominations- FFF Awards 2013 – In no particular Order

1: “ Special Delivery “ – Short Drama Film – Jen Davis

2: “ Phoenix Medium Rare “ – Short Animation Film – Niall Byrne

 

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Workshops at Fingal Film Festival

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Fingal Film Festival will take place in Blanchardstown on May 8th – 10th.

The festival has brought together leading industry experts delivering workshops, a diverse range of national and international screenings, equipment / software demonstrations and a host of other activities.

FINGAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013  – DAY ONE WED 8th MAY WORKSHOPS

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WORKSHOP  1 : Brown Bag Films Animation Workshop

VENUE: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1st Floor Blanchardstown, D15

TIME: 10-1pm – 2pm -4pm

GUEST SPEAKERS : Producer Jennie Stacy :  Directors Richard Keane : Damien O’ Connor

                 

JENNIE STACEY – Head of Development Brown Bag Films

RICHARD KEANE – Director / Head of Previsualisation Brown Bag Films

DAMIEN O’ CONNOR – Director & Writer Brown Bag Films

 

 

WORKSHOP 2 : Film & TV Producer – Zanzibar Films  

VENUE: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1st Floor Blanchardstown, D15

TIME: 10-1pm – 2pm -5pm

PRODUCER: Edwina Forkin

Edwina Forkin set up Zanzibar Films in 2002 where she has created a strong, strategic, dynamic company. Edwina’s debut Feature HEADRUSH (2003) has four international awards to its credit. Her latest feature SUGAR was premiered in Sundance 2005 and screened in competition at Edinburgh & Thessaloniki film festivals.SWANSONG – the story of Occi Byrne (2010) six IFTA nominations –Winner of Best Actor – IFTA 2011. Also recently completed 2 GRAVES – director Yvonne McDevitt, (2011) She is also involved as co-producer on feature films DOT.COM (2006) & JOHNNY WAS (2005) and associate producer on SOUL BOY (2009) and on recent short film NOWHERE IN PARTICULAR (2012) her feature length documentaries are AIDAN WALSH – MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE (2002) and BREAKING BOUNDARIES – the Irish Cricket team’s world cup (2008) -Shimmy Marcus’s Documentary GOOD CAKE BAD CAKE (2011) and Patrick Jolley’s Documentary – A DOOR A JAR (2011)Currently in post-production on the TV series JACK TAYLOR – “PRIEST & THE SORROWS” as well as in pre-production on the next TV series of JACK TAYLOR – “TINKERS”. She is working on numerous features 66 DEGREES NORTH – director Oskar Jonasson due for production early 2013 while also co-producing The Treehouse – 2012.

 

 

FINGAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013 DAY TWO THURS 9TH MAY WORKSHOPS
 
WORKSHOP 2: Peter Nicolson – Award Winning –  Director & Documentary Film Maker
VENUE: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1st Floor Blanchardstown, D15
TIME: 10-1pm – 2pm -5pm
Peter Nicholson – Director, and Documentray Film Maker 
Short Biography.
BAFTA winner Peter Nicholson has twenty-eight years experience writing, directing and producing prime-time UK network and international television programmes. He trained in film drama under the British feature film director Mike Figgis and in documentary with the late Denis Mitchell.
Peter’s award-winning films include:
BAFTA – Nuremberg, Goering’s Last Stand 2006
EMMY (Prime Time) – Pompeii – The Last Day 2004
BBC Audience Award – Pompeii – The Last Day 2004
RTS – Pompeii – The Last Day 2004
RTS – Beasts of the Roman Games 2005
Gold – New York TV Festival – Day of the Kamikaze 2008
Best Screenplay – Dartmoor Killing (aka Hikers) Tulsa IFF 2011
BAFTA Nomination (Editing) – Japan’s Tsunami – Caught on Camera 2012
DUK/ARRI Alexa Challenge – Dartmoor Killing 2012/13
In 2011, Peter set up Peter Nicholson Films Ltd, to develop independent film projects. The first fruit of this was a short film, titled The Silence, featuring a cameo by 70’s screen icon Susan George.
The Silence was Official Selection at Tulsa IFF 2011, Salento IFF 2011 and Lucerne IFF (Showcase) 2011.
Dartmoor Killing, PNF’s first feature is currently in advanced development…

 

 

WORKSHOP 2: Actors Workshop Stephen Lord

VENUE: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1st Floor Blanchardstown, D15

TIME: 10-1pm – 2pm -5pm

Bio

Stephen is best known for his roles in “Shameless” “, Eastenders,” Default,” “Heartbeat” and “Casualty”, His breakout roles were in the Cannes winner “Raining Stones, a Ken Loach film and “Jonno Fox” in the award winning “Common As Muck” for the BBC which led him to BAFTA recognition. His solid performances as Darwin in two series of Carla Lane’s comedy for the BBC “ Luv”, “Into the Fire” by award winning writer Tony Marchant led to 2 series of “City Central” for the BBC playing rookie cop PC Steve Jackson.

Stephen has gone on to film Jackboots on Whitehall (2010), starring alongside Ewan McGregor, Timothy Spall and Richard E. Grant. He also took a trip back to his roots, by working with the much-loved director, Ken Loach, in his latest film, Route Irish (2010), and worked with the 3-times Oscar DOP whose films include “The Killing Fields” (2000).

A familiar face on the small screen, Stephen lit up the big screen with his performances in “The Bullion Boys” which picked up the Emmy award directed by Christopher Morahan. “Judge Dredd”, “Giving Tongue” and “Prince of Denmark Hill” followed. With a filmography that many actors dream of Stephen also played a mad anarchist Fazer in “SW9” for Fruit Salad Films and “Al’s Lads” opposite Ricky Tomlinson and Richard Roundtree which was directed by ‘Cracker’s’ original director Richard Standeven.

As well as“Octane” with Madeline Stow for Random Harvest and Four Horseman Films and the leading role of Spook a psychotic marine in Random Harvest and Four Horseman’s “LD50”. Stephen also enjoyed filming “Reverb” a psychological thriller with Leo Gregory and Eve Bertwistle and he played opposite the much loved Stephen Rea and Jean Claude Van Damme in the new Action film “Till Death”. One of his many amazing short films was an adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s “Tell Tale Heart” working with Oscar winner Jack Cardiff. He also worked on the small micro budget film “The Truth” with Elaine Cassidy and Elizabeth McGovern and again with Jean Claude Van Damme playing an American bad guy Benjamin Myers in the $12 m action film “The Shepherd”.

 

 

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Irish short film ‘Vanner’ selected to screen at Fingal Film Festival

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Emma O’Grady as Charlene in Vanner – Sidhe Film

Fingal Film Festival  (8-10 May 2013)

Vanner follows the return of Francie Flanagan back to his halting site in Limerick, Ireland after a tragic event at a fair. This is the story of the fallout from this unexpected start to his married life.

It was directed by Colm Higgins and produced by Maeve McGrath and Colm Higgins for Sidhe Film. Director of photography was David Qualter from Tree Light Pictures.

Filmed entirely on location in Co.Limerick, the cast includes Aidan Crowe (Game of Thrones), Emma O’Grady (Mephisto) and Margie Nagle. The music was composed by Patrick O’Brien from Limerick band Windings.

Speaking about the film, Maeve said, ‘Vanner was filmed in Co.Limerick last May and has since had its World premiere at The Chicago Irish Film Festival 2013. There is a very enthusiastic and motivated creative team at the Fingal Film Festival and we are thrilled that Vanner will have its Irish premiere there.’

The Fingal Film Festival 2013 will take place from May 8th -10th 2013.

Speaking about the Fingal Film festival, Creative Director Dave Byrne said “The finalist films selected from the schedule are incredible, we had three times the amount of films submitted last year and the shortlisting has been very tough. We are happy with the final selection and believe there is something for everyone in this year’s schedule.”

For further information on “VANNER” go to http://www.sidhe-theatre-film.com/

 

 

Website: www.sidhe-theatre-film.com

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