Fingal Film & Arts Festival promises the ultimate summer festival experience


Since 2012, the Fingal Film Festival has spotlighted local independent filmmaking and showcased emerging local, national and international talents. This year will see the festival bigger than ever, as it’s been revamped into the Fingal Film & Arts Festival, a 3 day event this August that offers the people of Fingal a line-up of indie film, music and comedy with top-quality production and entertainment, with festival organisers excited to create “the ultimate summer festival experience on your door step”.

From August 11 – 13, the Fingal Film & Arts Festival will be taking place in the unique setting of Swords Castle on Swords Main Street, a rising venue for film events after it showed In America for St. Patrick’s Festival earlier this year. The festival promises over 20 acts, foods stalls, bars and more in its efforts to expand, and musical acts including The Hot Sprockets, all-girl ska band The Skatuestque and Paddy Casey. ‘But what about the films?’ you might ask, luckily there’s plenty to go around.

Workshops with industry professionals has always been a part of the festival and this year is no exception. Darren Murphy from Dublin animation company Brown Bag Films will be the guest speaker at a Kids Animation Workshop as the festival opens on the Friday, while on both Friday and Saturday, Louise Kiely Casting will be supporting Actor & Casting workshops with guest speaker Eva-Jane Gaffney, who has featured in Sing Street, TV3’s Red Rock and more. In addition to plenty of animated and independent films still to be announced, the festival’s opening night will host the Irish premiere of fantasy film Knights of the Damned, a trailer for which you can see below.

You can check out the festival’s full schedule here or find more information on the festival Facebook page. Stay tuned for more details on the Fingal Film & Arts Festival in the weeks ahead.

 

Luke Dunne
About me

Luke is a writer, film addict and Dublin native who loves how much there is for film fans in his home county. A former writer for FilmFixx and the Freakin' Awesome Network, he founded Film In Dublin to pursue his dual dreams of writing about film and never sleeping ever again.

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