Coming soon to the Light House Cinema is Dublin’s latest film festival. The Dublin film fan’s calendar is always bursting with film festivals, especially at this time of year. Even this week, the Peter McVerry Trust are hosting a festival of their own at the Smithfield cinema, with the Opening Doors Film Festival well underway, screening films like The Florida Project and Paddy Breathnach’s soon-upcoming Rosie, an important effort from Ireland’s first ‘homeless film festival’ to engage cinema audiences on the issue of homelessness and stir debate and conversations on its impact on our society. Also this week you can check in on the future of Irish film through ‘SEA CHANGE – IADT@21’, a screening of the Best of IADT’s Film Graduate shorts taking place this Thursday 11th October, 6pm at The Studio in dlr LexIcon.
Looking ahead to November though and back, as ever, to the Light House, the Dublin Independent Film Festival will be the latest showcase of a range of Irish talents, taking place on Thursday, 1st November. This festival is organised for both independent filmmakers and cinema-goers who love to discover niche films and artists.
The Dublin Independent Film Festival judges and programmers are all set to be from different film backgrounds, and are eager to put together an exciting and truly high-quality program of indie films. The aim of the festival aim is to discover new independent talent; films and filmmakers with potential, and to recognize the collaborative work this artform is funded on.
The program will focus on independent films of different genres, with no limitations on length, style or country of origin. The festival is open to everyone regardless of budget and experience and after a well-considered submissions process, have announced the titles of the films to be screened during the festival. Features, shorts and various animated films will be showcased throughout, with particular focus on screenwriting, editing, cinematography and directing among the independent artists behind the scenes.
The screenings will take place at the Light House on the 1st of November 2018, followed by an awards ceremony in several categories and a networking event with the up-and-coming filmmakers. Check out the list of films to be screened at the festival below, with a full programme announcement coming soon.