Workshops and Events at the 2013

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 14th – 24th February 2013


Recognising the importance of the festival to in the Irish filmmaking industry, a number of special events are programmed every year at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. Featuring crew who have worked on films including The Dark Knight, East is East, Scott Pilgrim Versus The World and Skyfall amongst others, the festival is also delighted to welcome some very special guests including Chinatown scriptwriter Robert Towne, Top Gun Casting Director Margery Simkin and one of the creators of interactive computer game Heavy Rain, Guillaume De Fondaumiere.


Presented in association with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Screen Test is the training wing of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. During the festival there will be specialist workshops from established professionals, as well as industry discussion panels from experts. Far from being exclusive to filmmaking, Screen Test is aimed at anyone who wants to work in the broadcast industry, whether it be in radio, television or indeed film.

Documentary Masterclass with Alex Gibney –
2pm, Thursday 14th, €30, Light House Cinema
Presented in association with Screen Training Ireland and hosted by Donald Taylor Black – Head of the School for Creative Arts, IADT and director/producer of over 20 documentary films. This masterclass will see Alex Gibney, winner of the 2008 Oscar for best documentary feature, explain how he researches, prepares and shoots his incredibly incisive, polemic works.

SCREEN TEST Sound for Film – 12.30pm, Friday 15th, €11(€7 concession), Filmbase
An often under-appreciated aspect of film making, sound is an essential part of production. From the location sound recordist who records everything on set, to the foley artists who reproduce everyday sounds, these are the people whose best work isn’t noticed by the audience, they are essential to creating a sense of reality within a scene. This specialist Screen Test event gives them that notice, by letting industry professionals highlight the importance of their work and show anyone interested in a such a career how to go about it.
Guests include: Barry Sullivan (credits include The Dark Knight, Braveheart, Blood Diamond and Clash of the Titans)

Guillaume De Fondaumiere in conversation with Dr. Aphra Kerr –
1pm, Friday 15th, Free, Light House Cinema
The COO of Quantic Dream, creators of the groundbreaking Heavy Rain will discuss gaming’s growing influence on film, emotion in gaming and his companies pioneering use of interactive cinema. Hosted by D.I.T.’s Dr Aphra Kerr.

Blurring the Lines: Live Action/Animation Crossovers –
11am, Saturday 16th, Free, Light House Cinema

Organised in conjunction with Ballyfermot college of further education, this event discusses live action and animation crossovers from the early days ofBedknobs and Broomsticks to the CGI armies of Lord of the Rings, with guests inculding experts in animal movement(a hugely important aspect of any animated feature), motion capture and animators from Sony Digital Entertainment.

Story Campus –
10am – 5pm, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th, €20,
Light House Cinema(Day One) and Filmbase(Day Two)
Led by filmmakers David Pope and David Keating and featuring several guests from this year’s festival, Story Campus 2013 is a two day event for emerging and established filmmakers looking to both network and work on their feature projects.

SCREEN TEST Exhibiting Your Short
12.30pm, Saturday 16th, €11(€7 Concession), Filmbase
In this specialist panel discussing the different ways to succeed with short filmmaking, Sharon Badal, Shorts Programmer for Tribeca Film Festival, and Kathleen McInnis, Palm Springs Shortfest Curator are joined by two directors with work featuring in this year’s JDIFF shorts; Dave Tynan with Just Saying and Shimmy Marcus with Hannah Cohen’s Holy Communion. From funding to production to screening, be it virally or conventionally, this panel discusses the importance of shorts and how they are changing.

SCREEN TEST Documenting Your Career
12.30pm, Sunday 17th, €11(€7 Concession), Filmbase
Bringing together directors from JDIFF’s Reel Art documentaries, this panel will discuss how to start a career in documentary and the different challenges inherent that branch of filmmaking; from questions over style to the role of the filmmaker in a shot to the moral quandary inherent in editing real life.
Guests include: Paul Duane (award winning director of Barbaric Genius) and David Cairns(who maintains the incredibleShadowplay blog), directors of NATANand Mark Mcloughlin, director of JDIFF 2013 closing film, Blood Rising.

SCREEN TEST Dressing it Up
12.30pm, Monday 18th, €11(€7 Concession), Filmbase
Have you ever looked at film and thought everything in it looked beautiful? From the perfect looking chair to the shining brass fireplace to the ancient brickwork, a huge amount of work goes into creating a world for broadcast. Learn from Production designers and art directors what a career in art for film entails, how to get a start and just how important they are to a production.
Guests include:  John McHale (credits include Kisses, Barry’s Bespoke Bakery,Butchers), Emma Lowney(credits includeThe Other Side of Sleep, Dollhouse andHannah Cohen’s Holy Communion, which features in 2013’s JDIFF shorts), Tom Conroy (credits include East is East,Breakfast on Pluto, Intermission and the History Channel’s Vikings)

SCREEN TEST A Career In Radio
3pm, Monday 18th, €11(€7 Concession), Filmbase
A specialist panel with professionals whose experiences cover the gamut of working for radio; from producers to journalists to presenters to digital specialists, this event aims to inform anyone looking to work over the airwaves of the requirements for each role, with the discussion also taking in the current climate for radio, with Spotify adding to the list of things to contend with.
Guests include: Nadine O’Regan (Editor of The Sunday Business Post’s Books and Arts section, Host of Phantom FM’s The Kiosk), Laura Lee-Conboy(DJ & Radio Presenter), David Timpson(Day Control at RTÉ digital, scheduler, RTÉ Pulse) and JP Coakley(Director of Operations, RTÉ Radio)

12.30pm, Tuesday 19th, €11(€7 Concession), Filmbase

Working in animation in Ireland has changed rapidly in recent years, with both the big , mainstream success for Cartoon Saloon and Brown Bag, and the small , Andrew James and Chris O’Neill’s incredible successes on youtube, showing the strength of the industry in Ireland. This event features professional animators discussing their careers and the best way to break into and survive in an incredibly competitive market.

Guests Include: Noel Donnellon, co-founder of VoodooDog, an animation company whose work features is Scott Pilgrim Versus The World, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, Smokin’ Aces,Nanny Mcphee and many more.

9pm, Tuesday 19th, Free, The Festival Club @ The Church
Love/Hate creators Stuart Carolan and David Caffrey take time out from shooting season 4 of the phenomenally successful  RTÉ series to take part in special event devoted to breaking down Love/Hate from script to screen, and exploring what their success means for their future, and for Irish television.

SCREEN TEST Stunt Workshop
12.30pm, Wednesday 20th, €11(€7 Concession), Filmbase
Aimed at aspiring filmmakers as well as people looking to work as stunts performers, this workshop will show you how to fall with style as well as cover important aspects like fight preparation, actor training, camera angles and set etiquette.
Guest: Roger Yuan has worked as a stunt performer and fight choreographer onBatman Begins, Skyfall, The Tudors,Black Dynamite and is a triple black belt, one third of which is a black belt in Chuck Norris’s Chun Kuk Do.

A European Perspective: Conversations with Leading European Directors
2pm, Wednesday 20th, Free, Light House
Featuring guests both from the festival and the Irish film industry, this event, coinciding with Ireland’s presidency of the EU, brings leading european directors together to discuss where European cinema is, the cinematic implications of working in a more open Europe and where European cinema is likely to find itself.

SCREEN TEST Cinematography Workshop
3pm, Wednesday 20th, €11(€7 Concession), Filmbase
Presented by the Irish Society of Cinematographers, this class will discuss every level of working right behind the camera, from how to get the best out of digital to shooting on film to the Holy Grail that is working with a RED camera. If you want to make a short feature or would just like to shoot better wedding videos, come let the pros teach you how.
Screenwriting with Tobias Lindholm
12pm(Midday), Thursday 21st, €25, The Festival Club @ The Church
One of the chief writers of Borgen, writer of the Palme D’or nominated The Huntand writer/director of the incredible A Hijacking, Tobias Lindholm has achieved a remarkable amount in his 35 years. In this masterclass hosted by Mark O’Halloran(Garage, Adam & Paul, RTÉ’sProsperity) he discusses the differences in writing for television and film, auteur theory versus writing partnerships and why he considers directing his little thing on the side.

SCREEN TEST Producer’s Panel
12.30pm, Thursday 21st, €11(€7 Concession), Filmbase
Featuring three guests with work in the festival, this producer’s panel serves as an introduction to the person who lives with and beside a film for its whole life. From the first draft through production into post and beyond, an experienced producer creates the world in which a film lives.
Guests include:
Andrew Freedman, (Kelly and Victor, which screens in JDIFF 2013, His and Hers, which won the audience award at JDIFF 2010), Martina Niland(Miloscreening at JDIFF 2013, Once,Grabbers, Pavee Lackeen) and Liam Ryan(Scratch,  featuring in the 2013 JDIFF Shorts, Pairs and Spares)

Casting with Margery Simkin
2pm, Thursday 21st, €25, The Odeon
Hosted by casting director Maureen Hughes(Casting Director on Once, Disco Pigs, This Must Be The Place), the woman responsible for casting Top Gun,12 Monkeys, Avatar and Guillermo Del Toro’s upcoming Pacific Rim discusses her role on a film, why casting directors are essential, and how casting works internationally

SCREEN TEST The Economics of Youtube
3pm, Thursday 21st, €11(€7 Concession), Filmbase
This panel features David McWilliams and The Rubberbandits and discusses webcasting, its impact and going from a viral video to Channel 4. Bringing together the respective authors of “The Pope’s Children” and Bags of Glue might seem an odd mix, but with online marketing becoming ever more prominent and Horse Outside going viral from Cairns to Queens it seems fitting that the man who first warned about the bubble bursting can help us appreciate the significance of Blindboy Boatclub and Mr Chrome.

SCREEN TEST Making Your First Feature
1pm, Friday 22nd, Free, Light House Cinema
Graduates of Filmbase’s MA in filmmaking will screen their feature length film, Keys to The City and will follow this screening with a panel discussing what they learned in making in this film, from the difficulties of working with actors to being behind on a shoot before you’re started. Chaired by Managing Director of Filmbase, this is the final event of Screen Test and is open to all holders of a Screen Test ticket, free of charge.
This event will be followed by representatives of the colleges presenting information on their respective courses.

4pm, Friday 22nd, Free, Light House Cinema
Now in its third year, Untitled is a unique competition run in conjunction with The Irish Film Board/Bord Scannán na hEireann where screenwriters can win €12,000(or €16,000 for writing partnerships) towards the development of their film. Nearly 200 entries were received this year alone.

Film Reviewing: The Dark Arts
11am, Saturday 23rd, €30, Light House Cinema
Hosted by Paul Whitington of the Irish Independent, Mark Adams, chief film critic for Screen International helps budding critics sharpen their critical faculties and discusses writing for different publications, the growth of blogs and the importance of long form

A exhibition of prints inspired by films in the festival, Brainbelt is an incredibly talented artists collective whose work will be on display in Filmbase and other festival venues for the run of the festival.

The 11th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival will take place from the 14th – 24th February 2013. The full programme is available via the festival website Tickets can be booked via the website, facebook, or in person at the Festival Hub in Filmbase from 24th January, or at Ticket Offices in Cineworld or the Light House from 4th February.


Jameson Dublin International Film Festival would like to thank its funders and sponsors: Jameson, The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board, Cineworld, Renault, The Merrion Hotel, The Irish Times, RTÉ, Windmill Lane, Wells Cargo,, Film Base and The Church.


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