Archive for January 31st, 2008

DIFF ‘08

31st January 2008 by Maura McHugh

The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival will be on from February 15-24, and will feature a large selection of Irish and international films, a Jonas Mekas Retrospective, an examination of the impact of Music on Film, and a focus on New Italian Cinema.

The festival will also showcase a special screening of Irish Film Board funded short films. It will offer an opportunity for festival-goers to see both established and emerging Irish filmmakers. Many of the films have been acclaimed both in Ireland and internationally, and cover a diverse range of subjects and genres.

New Media Course in NI

31st January 2008 by Maura McHugh

IFTN reports that Campbell Ryan Film productions in association with Northern Ireland Screen will host a free New Media Writers workshop in Belfast. Nuno Bernardo, creator of the interactive TV series Sofia’s Diary, will tutor the course.

The New Media workshop is an opportunity to learn about this rapidly evolving medium from one of the acknowledged global experts. The workshop will run on the 9th and 10th February at Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast.

Nuno Bernardo is Manager of beActive Produções Interactivas and creator of the interactive TV series ‘Sofia’s Diary’. She is considered to be a leading world expert in New Media and has given seminars at Venice Digitale, MIPCOM France and BAFTA London.

The workshop is free and split into stages over two days. A the end of the first day writers who are interested in developing their own New Media project, and also the possibility of working with Campbell Ryan Productions, will leave their contact details at the seminar and be given the chance to pitch their ideas in the final part of the workshop the next day.

Campbell Ryan Productions are seeking new individual writers for an upcoming new media production series so the workshop is an opportunity to showcase your writing skills.

Places on the course are limited and the closing date for applications is Wednesday 6th of February. Details about how to apply are on the web site.