90th anniversary screening of ‘The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse’

JDIFF has announced the first confirmed event for the 2011 festival; the 90th anniversary screening of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse will be presented by the National Concert Hall and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in association with the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.

This event will take place at the National Concert Hall on Saturday 26th February, featuring a live score composed by Carl Davis, played by the acclaimed 45-strong RTÉ Concert Orchestra and conducted by David Brophy.

The 9th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival will celebrate Irish and International cinema on the capital’s screens from 17–27 February 2011. The full line-up for the 2011 festival will be revealed in late January.

Tickets cost €35,  with concessions available, and can be booked via the National Concert Hall.

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival
Web: www.jdiff.com
Tel: +353 1 662 4260

National Concert Hall
W: www.nch.ie
T: +353 1 417 0000


The Arts Council announces deadline for Reel Art

The Arts Council has announced the deadline for the 2010 Reel Art scheme. Launched in 2008, Reel Art is designed to provide film artists with a unique opportunity to make highly creative, imaginative and experimental documentaries on an artistic theme.

Operated in association with Filmbase and the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, Reel Art will wholly support three films with grants of €70–€80,000 per project.  Reel Art films will premiere at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in February 2012. The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, 18th October at 5pm.

Reel Art projects should be conceived for theatrical exhibition at film festivals and in arthouse cinema settings. Only proposals for original, imaginative and aesthetically-driven treatments of arts subjects will be considered while proposals that offer visually engaging, creative and experimental approaches to their subject will be prioritised.

Film artists interested in applying for Reel Art are invited to attend an information session on the scheme at Filmbase on Tuesday 21st September at 14:30. Representatives from the Arts Council and JDIFF will outline the purpose and priorities of the award and will answer questions on the scheme. Anyone interested in attending is required to register their interest by sending an email to info@reelart.ie.

Updated guidelines for Reel Art 2010, together with application forms for the scheme are available for download from the website www.reelart.ie.


Give Me Direction Screenwriting Conference

Bord Scannan na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board has announced three guest curators as part of the Give Me Direction Screenwriting Conference 2010. The programme consists of a day and half of public interviews, debates, screenings and readings, on the topic of comedy in filmmaking.

Lenny Abrahamson (Adam & Paul, Garage, Prosperity), Sharon Horgan (Pulling, Angelo’s), and Pat McCabe (The Butcher Boy, Breakfast on Pluto) will select some of the people they think are funny and smart who will in turn talk about and screen some of the things that they think are funny and smart.

The event will take place in Dublin from Thursday 17th – Friday 18th June 2010. Further details of the event and the release date for tickets will be announced shortly.

Give Me Direction is run in association with the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.

For more information visit www.irishfilmboard.ie


18 Irish Features to Screen at JDIFF

Nine Irish features and nine Irish feature documentaries are to screen at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.

The Irish documentaries include Crossing The Line Films’ two feature docs Broken Tail (Colin Stafford-Johnson) and A Prayer For The Windhorse (John Murray); Fergus Daly and Katherine Waugh’s Outliving Dracula: Le Fanu’s Carmilla (The directors will attend the screening); Ken Wardrops His & Hers (Wardrop will attend the screening); Sé Merry Doyle’s Jimmy Murakami: Non Alien (Doyle and Murakami will attend the screening); James Davis’ Meeting Room; Colony (The directors Carter Gunn and Ross McDonnell will attend the screening.); Promise and Unrest (Alan Grossman and Aine O’Brien; Ivars Zviedris’ Begums (Zviedris will attend the screening.) and The Beholder (The director Conor Horgan will attend the screening.).

The Irish features to screen include: Conor Horgan’s One Hundred Mornings; Mark O’Connor’s Between the Canals; Urszula Antoniak’s Nothing Personal; Mira Fornay’s Foxes (Fornay will attend the screening.); Neil Jordan’s Ondine (Jordan and lead actor Colin Farrell will attend the screening); Ivan Kavanagh’s The Fading Light (Kavanagh will attend the screening.); Brendan Muldowney’s Savage (Muldowney will attend the screening.) and Desmond Bell’s Child of the Dead End (Bell will attend the screening.).

In addition to the Irish features screening, a range of Irish short films will be shown, both in collections as part of special shorts screenings and as an introduction to selected features.

For more information and to book tickets, click here: www.jdiff.com


BSÉ/IFB and JDIFF Irish Screenwriting Conference

Tickets have sold out for Give Me Direction, the new conference focusing on the art and science of writing for the screen organised by the Irish Film Board, in partnership with the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF).

Attended by a mix of Irish and international guests, Give Me Direction will be an opportunity to champion great and original writing for the screen and to deepen BSÉ/IFB’s engagement in addressing industry concerns. Guests confirmed for the day include Shane Black (Lethal Weapon), Paul Fraser (A Room for Romeo Brass, Somers Town), Eran Kolirin (The Band’s Visit), Conor McPherson (The Eclipse), Damien O’Donnell (East is East, Heartlands), Tanya Seghatchian (UK Film Council), Pat McCabe (The Butcher Boy, Breakfast on Pluto), Roddy Doyle (When Brendan Met Trudy), Kirsten Sheridan (In America) and Mark O’Rowe (Boy A, Intermission).

The event will include a public interview with Shane Black, plus a wide-range of informal discussions and sessions. There will also be a showcase of the best of new Irish writing talent with a reading of scenes from Memorabilia written by Kevin Barry and currently in development with the BSÉ/IFB.

The conference will take place 4–5 June 2009 at the Light House Cinema and the Shelbourne Hotel.

For more information, please click here.