Wednesday 22 November 2017

What's On - A preview of Dublin’s Underground Cinema Film Festival this weekend

Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

Our roundup of the highlights at the 6th annual Underground Cinema Film Festival.

The event will take place from September 10th to the 13th in the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire.

This year presents a new generation of adventurous independent film making, in which boundaries are explored, pushed and often broken. The line up this year involves short and feature films submissions from all over the world, as the festival screens over one hundred independent films over the four days.

Film directors, producers and celebrities will be welcomed from all over the world for what promises to be the biggest Underground Cinema Film Festival yet.

Here are some things to see and do at the event.

1. Workshops

This year’s workshops will be held Ferdia MacAnna, who will discuss screenwriting, while John Dawson will go through acting for camera.

Both of these workshops are free of charge and are open to anyone who may be interested.

2. Actor's Showcase

On the final day of the festival, a selection of monologues and dialogues will be performed on stage in front of a panel of judges and an audience of industry professionals.  This is an excellent chance for the selected performing artists to showcase what they are capable of doing in front of their peers. 

The panel for this year’s showcase is Paul Ronan (father of Hollywood star Saoirse, and Love/Hate actor), Ferdia MacAnna (writer for Fair City) , Ciaran Creagh (writer and director Parked and In View) and Maria McDermotteroe (Killinaskully).

3. Screenings

This year’s opening film is the drama ‘A Day Like Today directed by Gerard Walsh and the closing film is thriller Spiders Trap directed by Alan Walsh. 

4. Themed Nights

There will be two themed nights over the weekend, relevant to the classic films being shown. On Friday, a 'Predator' themed night will be held while Saturday sees a 'Mad Max Fury Road' inspired evening.

5. Documentaries

Among the informative, poignant and inspiring documentaries that will be shown are @Home, Let Those Blues In and Aonrú.

Check out the full programme of events, here.

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