Workshops 2018

  Pocket Film Making Workshop with Terence White Sunday 23rd. 2-4.30pm Adults. 12 max.   The Pocket Filmmaking workshop focuses on getting the best footage possible from smart phones and tablets. This involves techniques for stabilising the devices and the use of native and 3rd party camera apps to record Read more…

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Talks & Events 2018

Opening Night – Friday 21st September. 7.30pm Official opening of Festival with the Irish Premiere of Another News Story 9.00-10.00 Post screening discussion including; Director Orban Wallace, Vukasin Nedeljkovic, Artist, Activist in the campaign to end the Direct Provision system in Ireland and creator of The Asylum Archives and Dr Harry Read more…

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Films 2018

Friday 21st September 


Another News Story  Director: Orban Wallace • UK • 2017 • 90 mins 

[caption id="attachment_2122" align="alignright" width="328"] View trailer here[/caption] Debuting director Orban Wallace's feature-length work engages the European refugee crisis, but the young British director turns the camera lens in a direction rather different from the rest of the documentary scene investigating recent evets. He trains his penetrating gaze on the journalists sent by their employers to the Mediterranean to cover the unfolding humanitarian tragedy. By juxtaposing the stories of reporters and the experiences of Middle East emigrants, he has fostered a new meta-reading of media content. In today's chaotic era, what is the who, how, and why” of news spewed forth on world conflicts and crises? Sometimes you feel you're making a noise, but not helping really,” laments Lorenzo over the sensationalized treatment of human misfortune; he's one of those who, in the months-long hunt for fresh information, accepts a nomadic lifestyle. When faced with immeasurable suffering, is it possible to maintain your humanistic sensitivity, or, glazed, do you just go after another news story?  

Post screening discussion with director Orban Wallace, Vukasin Nedeljkovic, Artist, Activist in the campaign to end the Direct Provision system in Ireland and creator of The Asylum Archives and Dr Harry Browne, Senior Lecturer, School of Media Dublin Institute of Technology, author of the book The Frontman: Bono (In the Name of Power) and Irish Times Journalist.


Saturday 22 September - Cinema 1

Kids at Kilmore


‘Stop motion’ animation films made by young people at MediasKool’s Summer workshop in Gorey School of Art. (ages 10-14).


Swallows and Amazons Director: Philippa Lowthorpe • UK • 201697mins 

[caption id="attachment_2114" align="alignright" width="300"] View trailer here[/caption] This film chronicles the story of the Walker children on their holidays in the Lake District in England. They want to camp on an island in the lake. When they get there in the boat Swallow, they soon discover they are not alone. Two other children, the Blacketts, also known as the Amazons, have set up camp there, and a battle for the island begins. But with Britain on the brink of war and a secret agent looking for the Blackett children’s uncle, they have a series of adventures quite different from their plans.

1.00 pm

Life is Waiting Director: Iara Lee • Western Sahara • 2015• 61 mins  Subtitles

In the territory of Western Sahara, the end of European rule only gave way to a new occupation, this time by Morocco. This film shows how the Sahrawi people, four decades on, continue to face arrests, torture, and disappearances for non-violently demanding their independence. This is their story.


The Welsh Connection • 40 mins

Aberwystwyth University in Wales has strong ties with Co. Wexford as many Wexford students study in their Media Department. A number of their students will travel to present their work at the festival this year including: Meri Wells – Gwenno Tomos & Lawri Page (5 mins). On Air – Julia Pawlikowska (11 mins) Ride to Redemption – Paige Brookes, Paul Kehoe,  Michael O’Gorman (15 mins) Dat – Elen Williams (9 mins) The films will be introduced by Elin Morse, Lecturer in Film Practice, Aberwystwyth University.


Maeve Director: Ciara Horan • Ireland • 2018

This short film will be screened prior to Berlin Rebel High School as a double bill. Maeve Widger was a drama teacher and much more. She influenced the lives of thousands of children who passed through the doors of her drama school (in her back garden). The film tells the story of how she did this, through the voices of some of her former students.     




Berlin Rebel High School  Director: Alexander Kleider • Germany • 2016 Subtitles

Germany’s most unusual high school has no headmaster, no hierarchy and no pressure. The Berlin based school is entirely organised by its students without any outside funding. The adult pupils pay their own teachers and decide what they want to learn. The film follows three students from different state schools who have one thing in common: they failed. Now they experience a new way of learning. Berlin Rebel High School is a tribute to curiosity, to the joy of life and to a new way of learning.   Post screening discussion includes: Director Alexander Kleider, Musician Brian Flanagan, Cinematographer, Youth worker and Educator Colm Mullen, and Community Education Facilitator with Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board (WWETB) Sarah Lavan.


Freedom for the Wolf Director: Rupert Russell • Germany/US • 2017

[caption id="attachment_2196" align="alignright" width="426"] View Trailer here[/caption] A new generation of elected leaders are dis-mantling freedom and democracy as we know it. Discover people from all over the globe – students of Hong Kong, a rapper in Tunisia, the viral comedians of Bollywood, fighting against these leaders who trample on human rights, minorities, and their political opponents.

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Talks & Events 2017

Opening Night – Friday 22nd September. 6.30pm Official opening of Festival with the Irish Premiere of the extraordinary Chinese film We The Workers. Post screening discussion Director Huang Wen Hai, Jimmy Kelly of Unite, The Union. Gino Kenny, TD People Before Profit,   Annette Mooney member of the Teachers union. Chaired by Dr Read more…

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Films 2017

Films shown in 2017 6.30pm.  We the Workers  Director: Huang Wenhai • China • 2017 •   Shot over a six-year period (2009-15) mainly in the industrial heartland of south China, a major hub in the global supply chain, this film follows labour activists as they find common grounds with workers, Read more…

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Films 2016

Directed and Filmed by Risteárd Ó Domhnaill Narrated by Emmy Award winner, Brendan Gleeson, screened across Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland, Atlantic follows the fortunes of three fishing communities as we explore how we are managing our ocean resources.  Atlantic tells a story that needs to be told. ★★★★ The Irish Times Read more…

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