The Fingal Film Fest returns between the 25th and 27th of September, with a great line-up of screenings and workshops. It's sure to be an unmissable weekend for any film fan in Ireland.
The festival opens with a premiere screening of Surviving Auschwitz at the Pavilion Theatre in Swords. The film tells the story of a Tunisian Jewish boxer, who became the World Flyweight Champion in 1931 and 1932 but was later arrested by the Nazis and held prisoner in Auschwitz.
Other films being shown include a mix of Irish and international work, in every genre from animation to documentary. The films are competing for the top prize, which will be awarded at the final night ceremony in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin Airport.
Commenting on the selection of films, festival creative director Dave Byrne said “The finalist films selected from the schedule are incredible, we had three times the amount of films submitted last year and the shortlisting has been very tough. We are happy with the final selection and believe there is something for everyone in this year’s schedule."
He also added "The final selection of films are from all over the world. We had a huge response internationally this year. Also, the wealth of talent amongst Irish Independents this year has been inspiring, although this made our decision-making a lot more difficult"
As well as the screenings, there will be a series of film workshop taking place.
On the Friday Steve Fagan, creative director of Treehouse Republic, will be leading a workshop on animation.
On Saturday, Niall Brady of Screen Scene and Steve Fanagan of Ardmore sound will be hosting a sound design and supervision workshop, using Irish film Glassland as a case study. Both Niall and Steve worked as sound designers on the film.
Also on Saturday, there will be a screening of documentary feature, 7 Days in Syria, followed by Q&A with the film's producers Robert Rippberger and Scott Rosenfelt, and the film's DOP Patrick Wells.
For more information on any of the event, and booking information, visit http://www.fingalfilmfest.com