The 5th Wexford Documentary Film Festival 22th -24th September 2017

The Wexford Documentary Film Festival takes place every year in the picturesque fishing village of
Kilmore Quay located in county Wexford on the south east coast of Ireland.

Image courtesy Lisa Kinneen Hot Shots Camera Club Kilmore Quay

This dynamic film festival provides the opportunity to see award winning national and international
documentary films.

The festival has a strong emphasis to screen films that explore social, political and
environmental concerns whilst also including a number of artists films and a 3 minute film
challenge submission .

All film screenings are free and open to the public.

Kilmore Quay has hosted the Wexford Documentary Film Festival for the last four occasions of the
festival and it has proven to be a very scenic and welcoming location. In previous years it has
screened films as diverse as the documentary exploring the plight of the Western Saharawarian
People and that of the homegrown struggles of people resisting the gas pipe in Corrib depicted in
the movie The Pipe.

The festival’s aim each year is to show the best documentary films both national and international.

In tune with the festival’s strong focus on films that explore social, political and environmental issues it will also host a number of lively post screening discussions with filmmakers, invited guest speakers and representatives from local organisations.
The festival is run as a voluntary not for profit event, a unique feature of the festival is that all film
screenings are free and open to the public.

The theme of this years festival is Community and takes place from the 22th – 24th of September 2017.

We aim to bring you an array of big screen events which will examine this theme from a number of interesting and arresting perspectives.

There is a number of exciting additions planned for this years festival which includes a number of
off- site films screenings in unique locations around the village and a number of family friendly
films suitable for younger audiences.

This makes the festival a truly inclusive affair offering a variety of opportunities for people to get to view some great films.

We are delighted to announce that this years festival is in collaboration with Cinema Politica and is supported by Wexford County Council and The Arts Council of Ireland

CINEMA POLITICA is a Montreal-based media arts, non-profit network of community and campus locals that screen independent political film and video by Canadian and international artists throughout Canada and abroad. We believe in the power of art to not only entertain but to engage, inform, inspire, and provoke social change. Cinema Politica is the largest volunteer-run, community and campus-based documentary-screening network in the world. All screenings are by donation.

Cinema Politica is committed to supporting alternative, independent, and radical political film and video, and the artists who dare to devote time, passion and resources to telling stories from the margins. We program works that feature under-represented characters and tell stories which confront and challenge conventional fiction and documentary narratives.

 

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