Outdoor Film Festival To Roll Out Red Carpet in Temple Bar


25th April – 30th May




Temple Bar Cultural Trust has unveiled the programme for The 2013 Sunday Times Outdoor Film Festival at Meeting House Square. Running every Thursday from 25th April to 30th May, the festival will feature some of the most popular and critically acclaimed films of all time. All film screenings will be outdoors and tickets will be available free of charge from Monday, April 15th.


Cinema goers will also be treated to complimentary hot chocolate and popcorn as well as blankets to keep them warm and cosy. The purpose built mechanical canopies overhead will protect visitors from the elements. The festival was hugely successful last year so early booking is required to avoid disappointment!


The 2013 Sunday Times Outdoor Film Festival will open with the brutal true story of New York mobster, Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas. Next up, Michael J. Fox and Doc will be on hand with their trusted Delorean in Back to the Future. A heart-wrenching depiction of a young boy’s love of cinema during WWII, Cinema Paradiso will leave in the most hardened moviegoer reaching for a tissue. Capturing the imaginations of children and parents alike, Disney Pixar’s stunning Up will also be shown. Recognised by the American Film Institute as being the greatest film of all time, in the penultimate screening, Orson Welles demonstrates how absolute power corrupts absolutely in the mesmeric, Citizen Kane. Expect dancing in the aisles as The 2013 Sunday Times Outdoor Film Festival culminates in the weird and wonderful world of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.


Speaking about the event, Ray Yeates, Interim CEO at Temple Bar Cultural Trust and City Arts Officer said: “Irish people have an appetite for cinema that is different to many other countries. There is a passion, enthusiasm and support that is fantastic to see. In partnership with The Sunday Times, TBCT is delighted to present six iconic movies for the public completely free of charge that appeal to the widest range of cinema goers as possible. The city’s Cultural Quarter is the perfect backdrop for the festival and Meeting House Square conjures up an intimate and unique atmosphere in which to screen these wonderful movies.”

Remarking on this year’s festival programme, Niamh O’Loughlin, Marketing Manager at The Sunday Times said: “The Sunday Times Ireland is delighted to continue its sponsorship of the Outdoor Film Festival in Meeting House Square, Temple Bar. In addition to this series of classic movies screened at Meeting House Square, The Sunday Times will also be giving away exclusive film content and prizes. To find out more visit our loyalty site www.sundayclub.ie. The Sunday Times Loves Film.”

All the screenings will be timed to ensure the optimum natural lighting to create a magical movie atmosphere in the heart of the city. Free tickets for The Sunday Times Outdoor Film Festival will be available from Monday, April15th from www.entertainment.ie and through The Sunday Times’ Sunday Club. All information can be found on www.templebar.ie or www.meetinghousesquare.ie. Follow Temple Bar Cultural Trust on Twitter.com/TBCT or join facebook.com/TempleBarCulturalTrust



Filmbase and TBCT to fund short films

Filmbase and Temple Bar Cultural Trust (TBCT) are to fund three short films inspired by the title of TBCT’s summer festival Made in Temple Bar. Selected filmmakers will be offered a package including €1,000 in cash, along with access to filmmaking equipment and production facilities to enable them to complete their films. Short films should be a maximum of three minutes in duration and the organisers are looking for original, creative and bold ideas that will have to potential to do well online. Creative interpretations of the Made in Temple Bar brief are encouraged and Filmbase and TBCT will be seeking to fund filmmakers with an ability to make great films that can engage audiences’ imaginations.

Projects will be selected through an open competition with the deadline for all applications at 12 noon, Monday 30th May. Successful filmmakers will have five weeks to complete their shorts which will be posted online during Temple Bar Cultural Trust’s Made in Temple Bar festival in July. For more information on the competition and to download application forms, visit www.filmbase.ie/madeintemplebar/.

Filmbase and TBCT are delighted to be collaborating on this opportunity for filmmakers as part of their anniversary celebrations.  This year marks the 20th anniversary of Temple Bar’s regeneration as Dublin’s Cultural Quarter and the 25th anniversary for Filmbase as the largest resource centre for emerging filmmakers in Ireland.

The Made in Temple Bar festival will take place from 15–24 July and will celebrate all of the things that make Temple Bar so special for Irish people and visitors to the area.  For more details of what else will be happening in the area over the course of the festival visit the TBCT website at www.templebar.ie.

Filmbase celebrates its 25th anniversary with a series of events from the 21st to 25th of June. The events will include short film screenings, industry talks, equipment demonstrations, workshops and networking opportunities for anyone interested in learning more about opportunities for filmmaking in Ireland. Updated information on events can be found online at www.filmbase.ie/filmbase25