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Film Network Ireland are hosting an event this weekend to raise awareness of the issues surrounding the Housing Crisis in Ireland. FNI 20/20 is a weekend filmmaking Festival to raise awareness of the hows and why of the Crisis and to highlight the areas of housing shortages, Addiction and Homelessness in Ireland.

All content produced at this event as well as money raised will be donated to the Peter McFerry Trust. The winning short will be shown with FNI partners The Virgin Media International Film Festival. The event is also sponsored by Dublin Business School, Wildcard Distribution and The Headstuff Podcast Network. This is an over 18’s event.

 

The FNI 20/20 event will involve two screenings on Sunday the 15th of December.

A submission screening : Entry is 15 euro and all submissions to be handed in person via USB  by 6pm, 14th at DBS Balfe Street. The Weekend Shoot and Screen Festival Kicks off on the evening of the 13th of December to the 15th, Entry costing 10 euro.

 

The entire event is set to take place at FNI headquarters at their partners Dublin Business School, Balfe Street, found just off Grafton Street, Dublin 2.

The first info/pitch session takes Place at 18:30pm at DBS, Balfe St on the 13th of Dec-  Concluding at the screening on the 15th at 7pm. Submission Screening deadline is Saturday the 14th of Dec at 6pm.  For Screening 15th of Dec. Tickets are available now via Eventbrite.

 

In Direct Line, Film In Dublin cuts to the chase, asking 20 questions of Ireland’s directors to get a brief look into their outlooks, influences and inspirations.


You may not be familiar with the name Dermot Malone, but chances are you’ve seen some of what the director has done in the last few years. A Dublin-based director of advertisements, in 2014 Dermot founded his own production company Banjoman Films and since then has progressed rapidly, from making free online content, to online advertising, to the short film Runner Up which caught the eye of Lovin Dublin and Joe.ie among others, and lately to ‘No More Nice Car’, the widely seen and discussed Nissan advertisement about bullying, sibling bonds and young girls’ empowerment. And about Micras of course.

 

The likes of Lenny Abrahamson have gone on from making acclaimed adverts to acclaimed feature films, so it will be interesting to watch how Dermot Malone and Banjoman Films continue to develop. In the meantime, Film In Dublin spoke to Dermot to get the Direct Line on the up and coming director.

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