A dynamo playground for filmmakers, Play Poland – Irish/Polish Film Project is a unique festival celebrating independent Irish and Polish film art. Dedicated to filmmakers, animators, students and cinema lovers, this unusual platform will take over the Dublin scene on 1st and 2nd July 2011. It is a part of the biggest mobile Polish film event being organised in 7 different cities across Ireland and the UK between July and October 2011.
The project has been launched by the Polish Art Europe PAE in Scotland.
The festival offers a creative mix of films, exhibitions and gigs. Located in Filmbase and The Mercantile, Play Poland brings you talks, meetings, vintage poster shows as well as screenings of professional and students' works. Panel discussions involve renowned figures of the film world: filmmaker Alice Lyons (The Polish Language), animator Dan Spencer (Pegbar), animator Stanislaw Buczkowski, arts director Dave Byrne (Underground Cinema), filmmaker Norah Mc Gettigan and actress Natalia Kostrzewa. Each day is crowned with performances by contemporary musicians including 3epkano's Matthew Nolan, Cameron Doyle with guests performing to Shane McKenna's animations, followed by the experimental DJ duo Aoife Nic Canna and Jerzy Bugno. PLAY Poland –IPFP will be also a guest at the Great Music Event at The Mercantile with great DJs. The one-day ticket pass covers all screenings, talks and the exhibition. The cost is €10. Two day pass costs 18 euro. The music events are free.