Dublin Doc Fest – the short documentary film festival I founded in 2013 – returns for it’s 4th festival screening on Saturday Nov 12th 2016 in the stunning exhibition space of Teeling Whiskey Distillery, 13 – 17 New Market Square, Dublin 8. With four exciting documentary film programmes on offer to mark our 4th year, plus after party in the distillery, this will be our largest event yet!
Dublin Doc Fest’s objective is to create a new platform for short documentary film in Ireland – to give it its own space & context for exhibition – in carefully curated programmes. We believe Ireland fosters a high standard of documentary filmmaking. We want to create opportunities for these films to have a longer life – to place Dublin firmly on the map as an international destination for documentary film. Each screening brings together unique stories from some of the most original voices working in documentary film today. We love non-traditional screening spaces & always strive to exhibit our films against the backdrop of Dublin’s most iconic & beloved spaces.
Very excited to be part of group exhibition ‘And Surrender‘ next Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 at SomoS Gallery, Kreuzberg, Berlin.
Curated by Charlotte Colgate of C H a N N E L collective, AND SURRENDER walks a delicate path between perception and misunderstanding. Bringing together multi-disciplinary works from Berlin-based artists; using sound, light, video and performance, AND SURRENDER will plunge you into an immersive world exploring themes of intimacy and autonomy, the limits of our desire, our perversions, and our ubiquitous and tender need for intimacy. My experimental video piece ‘What Was. What Is. What Will Be’ will be included in the show.
Increasingly intrigued and enchanted with the idea of working with archive, I recently found and digitised the only two VHS tapes I have of myself and my family. The above is a still from ‘What was. What is. What will be. Pt 1’ – the first in a series of short, experimental works I plan this year, where I took footage from one of these tapes – a shared birthday party with myself aged 8 and my brother aged 10 – and overlaid it with an unsettling soundscape, distorting and challenging the act of looking on the past with nostalgia.
Read my latest review for Film Ireland of Risteard O Domhnaill’s new documentary feature ‘Atlantic’ here, about the impact of the oil industry and fishing restrictions on small scale fishermen across the Atlantic.
Delighted to announce my short documentary ‘Two Sugars: Intern Ireland‘ has been selected for this year’s Fastnet Film Festival taking place from Wed 25th – Sun 29th of May 2016 in the gorgeous fishing village of Schull Co Cork. Can’t wait!
The second in the series – ‘Ode to the Nike Air Max’ with a tongue in cheek tip of the hat to the age old art school exercise of painting black on black. If only I could have afforded a pair in college. More to come…!!
Now in it’s second year, the Feminist Film Festival Dublin returns with another wonderful line up of short and feature length films by Irish and international female filmmakers. I’m honoured to have been asked to join the panel discussion Forms of Feminist Film: Fiction, Non-fiction, Experimental in their festival venue The New Theatre, Temple Bar, D.2 on Sun Nov 1st at 7.30pm alongside filmmaker Lelia Doolan, Dr. Maeve Connolly (Co-director ARC programme, IADT), visual artist Jesse Jones and chaired by Professor Maria Pramaggiore (Head of Media Studies, Maynooth University). Hope to see you there!
Delighted to announce that my latest short doc Two Sugars: Intern Ireland was selected to screen as part of the True Life shorts programme in this year’s Plymouth Film Festival takeing place on Sat the 16th of May at Plymouth Arts Centre. To date, the film has been selected for Dingle International Film Festival 2015, Irish Film London Festival 2015, Independents Day Screening. Hopefully I’ll have even more screening updates for 2015 here soon!
Good luck to all the great festival staff for what looks like a great festival!