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Film Festival

This year the Film Festival was bigger and better than ever, more specifically, it was an astounding 3 times the size of last year's festival!

The 5th Annual National Student Film Festival, which ran from the 5th to the 7th of April, was put together by our wonderful Festival Officer Rachel Flynn who put her heart and soul into creating a fun, festive, filmic occasion which was a great success.

The festival is a completely free event which is open to all. There were screenwriting, acting, production and editing workshops, a whole day of student film screenings and a talk by special guest James Morris, Chairman of the Irish Film Board. Evening entertainment included a table quiz, live film themed set by Fierce Mild and an awards ceremony followed by after party.
As well as that, the festival moved off campus for the first time as the society was invited to the Light House cinema to see a ratings screening of A Kiss for Jed Wood and then have a Q&A session with Ger Connolly, the acting director of IFCO.

We were also very privileged to have Irish director Conor Horgan in to talk to us in the run-up to the festival. Mr Horgan showed clips from his first feature length film One Hundred Mornings and spoke of his life and experiences as a writer and director.

To cap that all off, the festival saw the launch of FilmSoc's first ever magazine, The Film Scene, which was the result of many months hard work by our Magazine Editor Thomas Newlove. The magazine included rants, raves, reviews and various other contributions by members of the society.

 

festival poster

Watch the festival trailer: