Posts Tagged ‘screenings’

Focus on Jim Sheridan

28th January 2011 by Maura McHugh

Jim Sheridan In FocusThe Irish Film Institute in Dublin is organising a season of films focusing on the work of writer/director Jim Sheridan, called Jim Sheridan: In Focus.

IFI Director Sarah Glennie announced the season saying “Jim Sheridan’s exceptional body of work has not only been recognised domestically but has proven itself on the international stage many times. He has become a key figure in shaping the world’s perception of Ireland and its diaspora. We are thrilled and honoured to be working so closely with him and so many of his collaborators in presenting this season focusing on the highlights of his career.”

In addition to screenings of Sheridan’s film Jim Sheridan: In Focus will feature a special public conversation with Jim and his brother Peter on February the 5th at 4.30pm. Many of the film screenings will be attended by, introduced by or feature discussions with Jim and some of his key collaborators including Peter and Kirsten Sheridan, Daniel Day-Lewis, Hugh O’Conor and Brenda Fricker.

Information on the schedule is available on the web site.

JDIFF 2011

26th January 2011 by Maura McHugh

JDIFF

The programme for the 2011 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival was announced last night, and will present 130 films plus special events, panel discussions, public interviews and industry masterclasses, with special guests at the festival including Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen, Kevin Spacey, Richard Ayoade, Ken Loach, Jim Loach, Guillaume Canet, Harry Shearer, Timothy Spall, Aiden Gillen, Eva Birthistle, George Nolfi, Fiona Glascott and Andrew Scott.

Commenting on the programme, Festival Director Grainne Humphreys said: “I’m incredibly honoured to unveil this years’ film festival programme – It’s a world class line up, with premières of the best of international cinema, seasons of new work from Romania and Latin America, a fantastic line up of new Irish cinema, some classic films back on the big screen and a very special line up of guests.”

Events of interest to our members include a Screenwriting Panel on the 19 February, which will feature Brendan McCarthy (Wake Wood), Thomas Hefferon (The Pool), Brian O’Malley (Crossing Salween), Carmel Winters (Snap), and will be chaired by Barry Dignam of Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (DLIADT). There is also a Masterclass on Approaches to Interactive Storytelling given by Charles Cecil on 23 February, which looks at the intersection between computer gaming and filmmaking, which will be chaired by Hugh McAtamney, the Course Chair MS c in Digital Games at Dublin Institute of Technology.

The festival programme can be downloaded from the web site.

Film Fatale

7th January 2011 by Maura McHugh

Film FataleFilm Fatale is a new bi-monthly film event that will screen the crème de la crème of classic films in the Sugar Club in Dublin.

Opening Film Fatale’s 2011 season is Billy Wilder’s sizzling comedy Some Like It Hot. After the screening, a themed after-party will include a live performance by singer Sugar Kane and DJs playing hits from the movie and the era.

The audience is invited to take part in setting the scene by dressing up at their vintage finest for the event. Themed cocktails will be specially prepared for all by Sugar Kane, Daphne and Josephine lookalikes.

The event will take place on 5th February at 8pm in the Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson St., Dublin 2. Tickets on sale January via www.tickets.ie (€13.50).

Underground Cinema Returns

27th October 2010 by Maura McHugh

Underground CinemaSeason II of Underground Cinema has returned. The first screening will take place at 7.30pm on Friday November 5th in the Kingston Hotel in Dun Laoghaire.

Once a month, for the next ten months, Underground Cinema will screen a programme of short films, animated films, documentaries and music videos. All the short films screened are eligible for nomination for the Underground Cinema Awards.

The timetable:

  1. Screenings from November to July
  2. The Underground Cinema Nominations in August 2011
  3. The 2nd Underground Short Irish Film Festival in the Screen Cinema, Dublin on 15-16 September 2011
  4. The 2nd Underground Cinema Awards in Fitzpatricks Castle on 17 September 2011

A twelve-month membership to the Underground Cinema costs €50.

Irish Short Film at Bewley’s

19th October 2010 by Maura McHugh

Bewley's Cafe Theatre

Experience a selection of award-winning Irish short films for free at Bewley’s Café Theatre, Grafton Street, one of Dublin’s most popular venues for lunchtime and afternoon drama.

WHEN?
Every Thursday in October and November from 15.00-18.30. There will be two sessions so don’t be disappointed if you don’t get a seat first time round.

Session 1: 15.00-16.30hrs
Session 2: 17.00-18.30hrs

October: Thursdays the 21st and 28th
November: Thursdays the 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th