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Filmbase 25

In 2011, Filmbase celebrated 25 years of supporting new and emerging Irish filmmakers with a weekend of events that included stunt workshops, equipment demonstrations, training classes, panel discussions, screenings, opportunities to meet established filmmakers and a very special public interview with one of Ireland’s great acting talents, Saoirse Ronan.

Filmbase 25: Public Interview with Saoirse Ronan

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Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan


3pm, Saturday 25th June 2011

One of the highlights of the day was a public interview with our special guest, Saoirse Roanan. We were delighted that she could take some time to help us celebrate our birthday and talk about movies, acting and her career so far.

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Filmbase 25: Animation Demo with Adobe Flash

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Adobe Flash

Adobe Flash


1.30pm, Saturday 25th June 2011

As part of the Filmbase 25 celebrations, we were delighted to invite Cliff Parrot along to run through the ins and outs of animating with Adobe Flash. This free class was perfect for anyone with an interest in animation.

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Filmbase 25: Film Ireland Reviewing Workshop

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Punters enjoying Film Ireland


12pm, Saturday 25th June 2011

Film Ireland had a special reading area set up on the ground floor of Filmbase throughout the day on Saturday 25th of June. Niamh Creely, editor of Film Ireland, was there to lead a one hour session to discuss the ins and outs of reviewing films, what makes a good review and what to avoid.

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Filmbase 25: Meet the Training Department

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Meet the training department

Meet the training department


12pm, Saturday 24th June 2011

Filmbase offers a wide range of film production, post-production and multimedia courses suitable for beginners right through to the advanced. To keep with the theme of ‘Get into Film’ Grainne, Paul and Simon from the training department were on hand at the Filmbase 25th anniverasy celebration to talk to you about how to get started in filmmaking.

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Filmbase 25: DSLR Tips & Tricks

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Canon 5D


12pm, Saturday 25th June 2011

For those interested in the technical side of things, we hosted an hour long tips and tricks session for using the Canon DSLR camera. This free training granted knowledge of a device that is revolutionised the way filmmakers approach shooting on a budget.

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Filmbase 25: Irish Shorts

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Deep End Dance

Deep End Dance


11am, Saturday 25th June 2011

Filmbase screened a selection of award-winning Irish short films, suitable for all ages, throughout the Saturday of the 25th anniversary weekend. With comedy, drama, animation and documentary all on the line-up, there was a lot to keep you interested!

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Filmbase 25: Meet the Filmmakers

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Ken Wardrop

Ken Wardrop


12pm, Saturday 25th June 2011

As part of the 25th anniversary celebrations, Filmbase invited a number of Irish filmmakers to take part in Café sessions throughout the day. These informal chats were open to anyone with an interest in film, particularly those starting out, as the professionals discussed how they got their break in filmmaking.

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Filmbase 25: Stunt Action Class for Film & TV

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The Stunt Actors Guild


11am, Saturday 25th June 2011

We were delighted to welcome the Stunt Actor’s Guild of Ireland to lead a session on stunt action as part of our 25th anniversary celebrations! This session was a casual but informative, covering everything from the workings of the Stunt Industry, being a Stunt performer/Co-Ordinator, pros and cons of film stunt action scenes, to how to choreograph fights.

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Filmbase 25: Road to the Oscars

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Road to the Oscars

Road to the Oscars


Friday 24th June 2011

Filmbase 25 celebrations kicked off on Friday 24th June with a special ‘Road to the Oscars’ panel session. Filmmakers Juanita Wilson (The Door), Steph Green (New Boy) and Nicky Phelan (Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty) joined us for a screening of their nominated shorts that was followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A.

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