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Short of the Week: The Lunch Date

28 Feb 2014 / 0 Comments / in News

The Lunch Date is one of my favorite shorts. In just ten black-and-white minutes, it packs a powerful punch that many features length films never achieve. In a most simple and sublime manner, it covers a multitude of issues from race and class to the power of unquestioned privilege. All eloquently achieved, by one elderly […]

A guide to short film festival submission in Ireland

27 Feb 2014 / 0 Comments / in News

A film maker recently came to me asking for advice on the best short film festivals in Ireland. I did a quick search around to see what pre-existing wisdom was out there on the topic, and while I found lots of good advice on general submissions, I found nothing about shorts in an Irish context, […]

Short of the Week: VIRTUS, DISFMF Best Irish Short 2013

22 Feb 2014 / 0 Comments / in News

‘Pride is a personal commitment. It is an attitude which separates excellence from mediocrity’, William Blake; so opens my short of the week, Virtus. This offering, is non-other than The Best Irish Short at the DISFMF festival last year. Made by Declan O’ Mahony and Barry McCarthy, of mp2films, the stylized documentary follows the work […]

Music Video of the Week: Wasting My Young Years, London Grammar

20 Feb 2014 / 0 Comments / in News

I have become obsessed with this band, and not just for their music. Their videos are original, artistic and hauntingly beautiful. To me, these days, a good music video is just as important at the music it underwrites. While music is emotive in its own right, the cineaste in me is always drawn to artists […]

Filmbase Filmrace

18 Feb 2014 / 2 Comments / in News

Being a film student is awful. I’ve been one, and it’s a wonder I didn’t end up in hospital with a stomach ulcer from worry. While other students may feel their lot is bad, nothing, NOTHING is as poor as the lot of a film student. You attend class, talks, workshops, do the necessary assignments, […]

The Viral Conundrum

17 Feb 2014 / 0 Comments / in News

Last October at the Cork Film Festival I attended a talk with Fred and Gemma of Fat Rat Films. They make charity and documentary films, and in one day they managed to get 25 million views for their short, Act of Terror. Which God did they pray to, you ask? Well, no God. They planned […]

So, why submit?

15 Feb 2014 / 2 Comments / in News

Sadly, I am biased in this. Naturally I am going to say this festival is exceptional; this festival is unique and that this festival is a great platform. Of course I would say that, I work with the festival. However, I can offer you something else that might convince you; my experience as a submitting […]