The final film lineup for JDIFF 2013 was revealed in The Light House last night but the movies themselves aren't the only things to get excited about. As always, the Festival is jam packed with exciting and innovative workshops, masterclasses and events that will entice even the least ardent film fans off the sofa.
Academy Award winning documentary director Alex Gibney kicks off the Festival's masterclass timetable, sitting down to discuss his craft in The Light House Cinema on February 14th. If you can make sound then head to Filmbase on the 15th for a Sound For Film session before catching Guillame De Fondaumiere and Dr Aphra Kerr's discussion about gaming, motion capture and interactive cinema at the Light House.
Have a good old chinwag at The Church on February 16th where a panel of experts will be asking are we Blurring The Lines between live action and animation? Over at Filmbase Sharon Badal (Tribeca Film Festival) and Kathleen McInnis (Palm Springs International Film Festival) have the inside track on Exhibiting Your Short films at festivals. If you're an aspiring screenwriter then you'd better be up early of a Saturday: Led by film-maker David Pope, and director and screenwriter David Keating, Story Campus will be running from 10am to 5pm.
Ask the experts how to kick start a film career through documentary at a very special panel discussion in Filmbase on Sunday the 17th before Dressing It Up or learning how to forge A Career in Radio on Monday the 18th. Discover the wonderful world of Animation in Filmbase on Tuesday the 19th before heading over to The Odeon to hear from Casting expert Magery Simkin. And if you're not busy that evening there's a very special Love/Hate themed Festival Club at The Church from 9pm.
Wake yourself up on Wednesday the 20th with a Stunts Workshop at Filmbase before getting A European Perspective on film from a panel of leading European directors at The Light House Cinema. And if you've got a thing for Cinematography then you'll most definitely want to head to Filmbase at 3pm because ISC professionals will be on hand to teach you the best way to begin a career directly behind the camera.
Take a Screenwriting Masterclass with Tobias Lindholm, an acclaimed scribe and graduate of The National Film School of Denmark in The Church on Thursday the 21st, or if Producing is more your deal then head to Filmbase for a workshop that gets into the nitty gritty details. And then stick around for a truly enlightening discussion as The Rubberbandits talk about The Economics of Youtube. You may want to leave your horse outside for that one.
Filmbase's MA in film-making students tell us all about Making Your First Feature on Friday the 22nd. They'll be screening and discussing their own features in the festival's final panel discussion. There's also an unique opportunity to learn about Film Reviewing: The Dark Arts from Mark Adams, the Chief Film Critic for respected film trade paper Screen International. He'll be at the Light House Cinema on Saturday the 23rd.
And if you really really like what you hear and think you've learned lots, then why not head to the IFI on the final day of JDIFF? The Dublin Film Critics Circle will be discussing the festival and pondering the best and worst of the programme, Sure our very own Gavin Burke will be on hand to introduce the final deliberations of the 2013 jury.