Following the launch of their exciting schedule, Dublin Web Fest, Ireland’s first web-series festival, is gearing up for its second edition from Friday November 18th to Sunday 20th in Filmbase, Temple Bar.This celebration of digital storytelling kicks off on Friday 18th at 6pm with free drinks reception in association with The White Hag Brewery and Red Bull.
Special guests on the night include actors Eddie Jackson (Game of Thrones,Vikings) and Aoibheann McCaul (Fair City, Bitter like a Lemon) who will take part in the Actors panel.
Recent You Tube sensation Melanie Murphy, whose charismatic lifestyle channel has accumulated over 23 million views in just two years, will be in attendance to present her new project Femme, a spoken word film about bisexuality. Comedian Tony Kelly, writer and star of the hilarious Irish Web Series The Hurler will present the premiere of the 2nd season of this hit series. Karen Healy of Pondering Media, winner of the Irish Post’s “London’s most Creative Irish Minds”, and whose credits include an appearance in RTE’s IFTA-nominated Irish Pictorial Weekly, will be in attendance for the screening of Listen to the Experts nominated for the Filmbase Best Irish series Award. Also premiering at Dub Web Fest Opening night, The Players, a fictional web series created by Emmy nominated writer Nuno Bernardo (Sofia’s Diary, Beat Girl) and produced by beActive. Also in attendance will be Ryan Wyer the 12 year old genius director of Aphex Twin’s first music video since 1999, Cirklon3. A selection of Ryan’s accomplished digital works will be screened.
Over the course of the weekend Dub Web Fest provides a platform for original web series and digital content, as TV and Film production professionals gather in Dublin for this unique annual event bringing together web series from all over the globe including USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Norway and France. The first ever Dracula web series, Mina Murray’s Diary, will have its festival premiere with its writer James Moran conducting a screenwriting workshop and sound designers behind Irish Oscar winning film Room, Niall Brady and Steve Fanagan will discuss and examine how sound can be vital in visual storytelling.
The engaging and eclectic programme will culminate on Sunday 20th with an Awards ceremony in Filmbase followed by the official after-party in the Liquor Rooms. All entries are judged by a panel of media and filmmaking experts including Edwina Forkin (Zanzibar Films) who recently produced award-winning Irish feature Sanctuary and BAFTA nominated director Jack Jewers, of Trailermade Films.
Full festival schedule and tickets can be found at www.dublinwebfest.com. Festival Passes are €80, Day Passes €20, Screenings €8 and Workshops €10 – €20. More information can be found on Twitter and Facebook.
Dublin Web Fest is supported by Filmbase, L’Ambasse de Francais en Ireland, The Irish Academy of Public Relations and The Liquor Rooms. Special thanks for support to The White Hag Brewery, Red Bull, Tesco Express, Propercorn and KC Peaches.