The DIT Film Festival is back for its second annual appearance, running from March 2nd to 12th at DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2.

The festival promises a mixture of talks, workshops, masterclasses, and even an awards ceremony, with all events free and open to the public.

The festival kicks off on Monday March 2nd with a screening of the Filmbase Masters’ Poison Pen, including a talk on “How To Make A Feature Film”. Essentially the crew behind the film Poison Pen will screen their film and talk about how they made it.

On Wednesday March 4th the festival will host a joint seesion with the Fingal Film Festival. This will see the team behind the Fingal Film Festival talk about their festival and how applicants can enter and be part of it. The Fingal team will be screening some international and Irish shorts including Not Anymore: A Story Of Revolution, Taimse im Chodladh, Shoot, Skunky Dog, Piece At The Bottom, and Volkswagon Joe.

On Monday March 9th there will be a dedicated VFX workshop called ‘The Greenscreen’. This will be a practical workshop, dedicated to the art of greenscreen, that will teach participants how to setup, light and add in effects in post production. Places are strictly limited to DIT students, with potential attendees asked to email with their name and student number.

Tuesday March 10th there will be an outdoor screening of a classic Irish film. There will be treats, couches, fairylights and a hundred or so students watching a cult classic in harmony. A public vote will decide between The Commitments, War Of The Buttons, The Guard, Into The West, and The Snapper.

On Wednesday March 11th there will be an Irish Cinematographers Session. This will see the organisers joined by a number of directors of photography to discuss the Irish industry and how people can work their way into it.

The festival closes on Thursday March 12th with The DIT Student Media Awards. This is a celebration of the great work produced in DIT, featuring a black tie event in Gleeson Hall. Wine and food served on the night with an afterparty nearby.

These events are open to both DIT students and the public.

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