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Filmbase and JDIFF


Find out what Filmbase are doing at this years Dublin Film Festival

The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF) has fast become Ireland’s premier feature film festival and takes place in Ireland’s capital city over the course of eleven days and nights this February. As always, Filmbase are heavily involved with a host of workshops and panels taking place at the Filmbase building in Temple Bar, as well as Filmbase funded shorts and the feature made as part of last year’s Masters Course featuring in the programme.

For the duration of the festival, the Filmbase building will become the Festival Hub, housing the Brainbelt exhibition, as well as being the base of operations for the Volunteers department and festival box office. A significant portion of the industry programme, ‘Screen Test’, will take place here with panels and events on topics ranging from Cinematography to Film Funding

Click below for more information about the schedule and screenings:

At Filmbase:

Freelancing for Beginners

Mon 17th Feb 2014 at 1:00 PM

A panel of experts will explore the skills needed to make your start as a freelancer in the Irish broadcasting industry.



Tue 18th Feb 2014 at 1:00 PM

The Irish Society of Cinematographers returns to discuss the relationship between the director and their DOP.


The Future of Broadcasting

Wed 19th Feb 2014 at 1:00 PM

A panel of industry experts will discuss how broadcasters are adapting to meet audiences’ evolving demands.


The Foundations of Funding

Thu 20th Feb 2014 at 1:00 PM

Hosted by John Kelleher, award- winning producer, former Controller of Programmes, RTÉ 1 Television, and former Director of Film Classification, this panel will explore the sources of financing available to media professionals in Ireland.


From Script To Screen: A Case Study Of Amber

Fri 21st Feb 2014 at 1:00 PM

This panel takes an in-depth look at the creation, development and delivery of new RTÉ drama Amber.


Making your first Feature

Fri 21st Feb 2014 at 3:00 PM

The students of Filmbase’s MA in Film-making will screen their latest feature film, How to be Happy, which will be followed by a Q&A.


Story Campus

Sat 15th & Sun 16th Feb 2014

An intensive, two-day, project-centred development lab for narrative feature film screenwriters.


4 Bhanríon (4 Queens)

TG4, Filmbase

Synopsis: Four elderly sisters play a game of poker with their xanax, valium and pearls to decide who will take care of their ailing mother.

Director: Vittoria Colonna

Writers: Vittoria Colonna, Eoin Rogers

Running Time: 15 minutes

Venue: Light House Cinema

Date: Fri 14th Feb 2014

Time: 6:30PM


How to be Happy

Filmbase Msc Feature Film

Synopsis: Following a bad breakup, relationship councillor Cormac Kavanagh starts sleeping with his clients in a misguided attempt to reignite their passions. His bedroom adventures soon lead him into dangerous territory and he starts falling for Flor, the attractive young private detective assigned to investigate his affairs.

Director: Michael Rob Costine, Mark Gaster, Brian O’Neill

Writer: Conor Horgan

Running time: 80mins

How to be Happy  will screen as part of the ‘Making your First Feature’ event on Fri 21st at 3pm at Filmbase, and will be followed by a Q&A.

To book tickets for any of these events, visit the JDIFF Box Office in the Filmbase building, call +353 1 687 7974 or visit the JDIFF website.

For all the news and reviews from this year’s festival, including previews of all the Irish films screening this year, check out the festival coverage on Film Ireland.

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