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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.

Galway Film Fleadh Announce Award Winners 2017

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Castings, Crew Calls, Events, Film News, Industry Jobs, News, Opportunities | 0 comments

Sunday July 16, 2017

On Sunday July 16, 2017 the 29th Galway Film Fleadh came to a close, following another outstanding year of Irish and international film premieres, screenings, workshops and discussions. The annual awards ceremony took place after the Irish Premiere of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. Award winners listed below.

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Monday 17th RTE2. A short documentary about the peregrines of Poolbeg.

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Events, Film News, Filmbase News, News, Opportunities, Training | 0 comments

Big congratulations to our Short Documentary class 2015. Unknown to many Dubliners, a breeding pair of rare peregrine falcons have made their home on Dublin’s iconic Poolbeg chimneys. The short documentary Quill To Power explores the relationship between the endangered birds and the disused smokestacks that define the Dublin skyline. The chimneys themselves appeared to be endangered when the ESB questioned the cost of their upkeep, but after much clamour Ireland’s national power company has agreed to preserve the fifty-year-old structures. After a comeback from the brink of extinction, peregrine falcons – the fastest creatures on earth, reaching speeds of up to 320kph during their hunting dive or ‘stoop’ – remain on the critically endangered list, affording them the highest level of legal protection. “One of the things that I love about this particular pair of peregrines is that they’re in the city, they’re close to where I live,” raptor aficionado Eamonn Ryan says as he opens the film. Despite having a similar name to a Green Party TD, Eamonn is not involved in politics. He drives down to the Shellybanks to check in on the birds several times a week with his spotter scope. “Normally you have to go to places that are inaccessible or hard to get to, then you might see the birds or you might not.” Directed by journalist Alan Caulfield, the film talks to locals and to the bird enthusiasts who have become the unofficial guardians of the falcons – the fastest animals on the planet – while also inadvertently keeping an eye on the chimneys. The eight-minute doc has been shown at the Sky Road Film Festival in Clifden; the Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival; and the Clones Film Festival. Using stunning footage of falcons and of the Dublin’s beloved red-and-white striped chimneys, and made as part of Filmbase’s short documentary course in 2015, Quill To Power asks what should be done with the chimneys now the power station is shut, and how Dubliners would feel if they, or the falcons, were gone. Broadcasting Monday 17th RTE2 at 23.50 Twitter: @alan_caulfield Facebook: Quill To...

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GALWAY FILM FLEADH HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK AHEAD

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in Events, News, Opportunities | 0 comments

The Galway Film Fleadh

The Galway Film Fleadh kicked off its 29th edition on Tuesday with a sold out crowd for its opening film, Song of Granite, by director Pat Collins. At the opening night gala, Film Fleadh Chair Kate O’Toole urged audiences to take full advantage of the diversity of films and filmmakers available in the city during the film festival’s six days.

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Gender Equality Discussion Panel

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Events, News, Opportunities | 0 comments

SDGI Events at the Galway Film Fleadh

A friendly reminder about the panel discussion on Equality in Irish in Film and Television happening on Saturday with some updated information.

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Screenwriters Masterclass,Richard Kelly. Galway Film Fleadh

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Events, News, Opportunities | 0 comments

The closing date for applications is: 1pm Wednesday – the 12th of July 2017.

The 29th Galway Film Fleadh is delighted to announce that Richard Kelly will be the subject of this year’s Screenwriters Masterclass.

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