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Kildare Short Grass Film commissions 2017

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Events, News, Opportunities, Resources | 0 comments

Kildare County Council Kildare County Council is delighted to announce details of the 2017 Kildare Short Grass Film commissions. Awards were made for two films to be shot on location in Co Kildare, with funding of €12,500 to support the productions. Written by Cian Mc Garrigle, directed by Paudie Baggott and produced by Sarah Barr, ‘Rip to the Rescue!’ is a dark sci-fi comedy. The film is set in post-apocalyptic Ireland where a suave American jet pilot tries to rescue a beautiful young woman from her domineering mother – but he soon finds out that in the midlands, family can be deadly. The creative team said that they were ‘over the moon’, in receiving the commission. ‘Taking Stock’ written and directed by Siobhan McMahon and produced by Emma Owen of Babyjane Productions sees ‘A farmer challenged, slowly comes undone protecting his farm’. They commented, ‘We are thrilled to be awarded the Kildare County Council/Short Grass Film Commission. This bursary has given us the opportunity to share our story and create a film that will engage and appeal to a wide-reaching audience. We are delighted to be collaborating with the Kildare Arts Service. Kildare was a natural choice for our film as the locations are a perfect match. We are aware that previous recipients of the award were extremely successful on the festival circuit ………the standard has been set!’ Mayor of Kildare, Cllr Ivan Keatley congratulated both of the creative teams on their awards and stated that he hoped these films would further enhance Kildare’s reputation as a ‘film friendly county’. At the recent Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA’s), two films that received support from Kildare County Council were nominated. The multi-award winning ‘Gridlock’, was short-listed in the category for ‘Best Short Film’, having previously been long-listed for the Oscars. Actress Caoilfhionn Dunne received a IFTA nomination for her lead role in ‘In View’, which was largely shot on location in Kildare, with support from Kildare County Council. ‘In View’ has a cinema release in IFI, Dublin starting on the 19th May. For further information about Kildare’s film programme, contact Lucina Russell, Arts Officer, Kildare County Council T:045-448318, E:...

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Actors’ Intensive: Michael Chekhov Technique with Emma Brennan

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Acting, acting, Acting Courses, Filmbase News, News, Pre Production and Production, Slider, Training, Upcoming Courses | 0 comments

Actors’ Intensive: Michael Chekhov Technique with Emma Brennan


11th July – 1st August, 4 Tuesday Evenings

€95 members / €120 Non-Members

This four-class series is geared towards actors and directors who would like to explore tools of the Michael Chekhov Technique from preparation to performance of a piece of text.

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Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Events, News | 0 comments


An exhibition on 18th of May

A multidisciplinary art & design exhibition of young creatives making a collective comment on contemporary culture.

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IADT Job Oppertunities

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Film News, Industry Jobs, News, Opportunities | 0 comments

downloadDeadline 12th May 2017

Would you like to join Ireland’s leading Third Level Institute for the Creative, Cultural + Technological Sectors? IADT are looking to fill a number of roles.

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Drumshanbo Artists’ Studios – Call for Applications

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Events, News, Opportunities | 0 comments


Leitrim County Council Arts Office and Library Service is seeking interest from suitable artists

Leitrim County Council Arts Office and Library Service is seeking interest from suitable artists (at least one of which will be a writer) who would like to take up residence in one of two studios at Market House, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim (Drumshanbo Library Building).

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Dublin Sci-Fi Film Festival 5th – 7th May 2017

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Events, News, Opportunities | 0 comments

DSFFF_Website_HeaderDatesDublin Sci-Fi Film Festival
Ireland’s newest genre film festival is coming to Dublin from the 5th-7th May.

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Damer House Gallery ‘Homeland 2017’ Video – Loop

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Events, News, Opportunities | 0 comments


Damer House Gallery is organizing fourth year running project ‘Homeland 2017’ Video – Loop

‘Blackbird singing in the dead of night’
Paul McCartney

Released: June 1968
‘McCartney has stated that the lyrics of the song were inspired by the unfortunate state of race relations in the United States in the 1960s’.

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Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Film News, News, Opportunities | 0 comments



Friday 11th, Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th August – Swords Castle & Grounds, County Dublin. A Summer Outdoor Festival Weekend packed full of Independent Film from around the Globe with an Exclusive Premiere Opening Night Film on Friday the 11th, a VIP After Party, Live Music & Guests.

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Funky Seomra returns with Salsa Summer Night Party

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Events, News | 0 comments

Due to popular demand, SALSA SUMMER NIGHT PARTY will return on SATURDAY, the 22ND OF JULY 2017 hosted by FUNKY SEOMRA, at FILMBASE, CURVED STREET, TEMPLE BAR, DUBLIN 2.

FUNKY SEOMRA Invites all Salsa dancers of Ireland to join them on the 22nd of July. This is a non-alcoholic event. Please bring your own soft drink refreshments.Special guest tutor to be confirmed.

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Free Fringe Film Festival

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Events, Industry Jobs, News, Opportunities | 0 comments


21st, 22nd & 23rd July 2017

The Free Fringe Festival is running a Free Fringe Film Festival (in the woods) and the best thing about it is free!

Doesn’t matter what type of films you make, what age you are or what level of filmmaking you are at. they want all types of short films from all around the country and beyond, and even If you don’t fit into one of the headings, they still want your film.

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