The Fingal Film Festival has released its poster for the 2014 festival, which will take place in Movies@Swords from 26th – 28th September, Pavilions Centre, Swords, Co Dublin.
Now in its third year, the Festival has gone from strength to strength, connecting emerging voices in film with industry experts and independent creative filmmakers from around the world.
The festival is currently accepting entries from emerging and established filmmakers, who can submit their shorts, features or documentaries, animation to the Festival, and those selected will be in the running for the eight prestigious awards announced on the closing night of the Festival. The Awards categories are: Best Short Film, Best Feature Film, Best Irish Language Film, Best Documentary, Best Student Film, Best Animation, Best Fingal Newcomer and Best International Film. Deadline for submissions is June 30th.
The award winning Dublin based Animation Company Boulder Media (The Amazing World of Gumball, Randy Cunningham 9th Grade Ninja) will host an Animation Workshop, led by Emmy nominated Creative Director Robert Cullen. Details of other Festival workshops, featuring some of Ireland’s most exciting names in filmmaking will be announced in the coming months, offering emerging filmmakers the opportunity to enhance their skill set through hands-on events and networking opportunities.
The Festival will also be screening a selection of 2013 Festival favorites and Award winners at various venues throughout 2014, as part of new initiative Fingal Indie Films on the Move.
Fingal Film Festival was established in 2012 to provide a platform for local, national and international emerging filmmakers, offering encouragement and promotion for new work in a quality cinema environment. Previous industry experts who have participated in the Festival include multi-award winning animators Brown Bag Films, Bafta winning writer and director Aisling Walsh, former president of the Irish Society of Cinematographers Ciaran Tanham and award-winning producer Arthur Lappin.