Throughout the year Filmbase hosts a whole range of free and low-cost film-related events for all ages and interests. As well as special one-off events and masterclasses, regular events include our short film night with filmmaker Q&A, ShortSpace, as well as annual events like Culture Night. Check out the links below for the upcoming events at Filmbase.
Filmbase and Screen Training Ireland are pleased to offer a public talk between Matthew Carnahan, creator and Showrunner of the Emmy award-winning Showtime series HOUSE OF LIES and Stefanie Preissner, Creator and writer of the RTE 2 comedy series CAN’T COPE/WON’T COPE.
Experimental Film Society (EFS) in partnership with Filmbase Date Saturday 22nd October @ 4:30pm Tickets €7 Duration 40mins Venue Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Experimental Film Society (EFS) in partnership with Filmbase presents Refining the Senses, a moving image and live sound performance by Atoosa Pour Hosseini in collaboration with Suzanne Walsh. Refining the Senses is an uncanny sensory experience that places the viewer in a mysterious and contemplative liminal zone between different dimensions of life, death and memory. Making evocative use of the textures of Super-8 film, the visuals combine reworked found footage of anonymous old family films with newly shot scenes in which Pour Hosseini re-imagines the life of this family. By using multiple projections and painting directly onto the surface of the film, she conjures a visually gorgeous meditation on the uneasy intersection of the personal and universal in image making. The improvisational interaction of her projector performance with Walsh’s live sound form a dialogue in which moments frozen in time in the film are reactivated in the present through the impulses and reflections of the artists. Atoosa Pour Hosseini (b. Tehran, Iran) is an artist and filmmaker based in Dublin. Her work, which is influenced by historical avant-garde cinema, explores questions about illusion, reality, and perception through the media of drawing, painting, sculpture and film. Recent presentations at Sydney Underground Film Festival; Irish Film Institute (IFI); Moviate Underground Film Festival, USA; Bogota-International Independent Film Fair of Bogotá; Triskel Arts Centre, Cork; Museum of Modern Art Rio de Janeiro; Museum of Contemporary Art Tehran; Lichtblick-Kino, Berlin; ArtBox, Dublin. She is on residency at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios as part of the Project Studio award in 2015-2016. More info HERE http://www.atoosapourhosseini.com/ Suzanne Walsh is an audio/visual artist and writer from Wexford currently based in Dublin. She uses performative lectures, fiction and voice to explore various themes, often around the relationships between animal/humans as well as querying the borders of the self. She also collaborates with film-makers, musicians and other artists frequently, drawing on previous acting and musical skills. Her work often draws on literature, ecology and music and makes work within musical, art and literary contexts. Recent performances in Eight Gallery, IMMA and DLR Lexicon (with Hissen), New Lacanian School Congress, and the International Literature Festival. She also recently completed a writing commission for Resort Revelations residency for Fingal County Council. She will begin a residency in Fire Station Studios in 2017. More info HERE http://www.suzannewalsh.ie/ Refining the Senses was produced and curated by Experimental Film Society and developed atTemple Bar Gallery + Studios. • This is a non-seated performance with chairs available on request. • Tickets are on sale at the door. More info: http://filmbase.ie/ http://www.experimentalfilmsociety.com/...
… and they’re up late, having the craic.
8th October, 8pm
The Feminists are Awake is taking place in here in Filmbase, Temple Bar. #TFAA is an evening of performances featuring everything from storytelling to poetry to burlesque. Hosted by the brilliant Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh, all proceeds collected go to the Rape Crisis Network Ireland. There’s raffles, music, cakes and all attendees are welcome to BYOB.
The transformation of our favourite movie stars and memorable scenes onto canvas can be seen at here at Filmbase exhibition, by painter Paul Weerasekera. The enduring influence of movies such as Star Wars, Batman, Pulp Fiction and many more is widely acknowledged and continues to be celebrated worldwide – what better way to celebrate this impact than by owning a genuine acrylic masterpiece on canvas created by Paul Weerasekera. Cinema on Canvas is a new exhibition opening at Filmbase, Dublin on 10th November 2016 as part of Dub WebFest.
Temperatures are dropping, Autumn is almost upon us, but no time for mourning those few days of sun, because Filmbase Venue has loads lined up – and even more up our sleeve. Of course we’ve the usual suspects of occasional castings, exhibitions, festivals, screenings, the record fair and drug and alcohol free boogieing.
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