Welcome to the 8th Annual Waterford Film Festival
7th -9th of November 2014
This year’s festival will run between the 7th -9th of November. We saw a great deal of short films and scripts during the summer. Films arrived in from around Ireland, UK, Europe and as far as USA and Canada.
With such a great body of work out there, it is never easy for us to decide on what projects get selected. We always aim to have a fair balance/mix of films with different genres, from 1st time filmmakers to award winners. We are delighted that Garter Lane Arts Centre is hosting this year’s event and this year we will be screening 36 films.
Garter Lane Arts Centre will give a full cinematic experience, with Blu - ray or DVD screened through a full HD Multi Media Projector incorporating two 330 watt projection lamps for great colour and clarity. The full-sized cinema screen allows films to be screened in widescreen 16:9 format, and with Dolby surround sound, the optimum cinematic experience will be guaranteed.
This year there will be a work shop with David Burke Head of Universal Pictures Ireland. The workshop will be chaired by filmmaker Siobhan Cleary, hosted in Garter Lane and is sponsored by Greyfriars Art Gallery. This is a fantastic opportunity for filmmakers to find out more about film distribution in Ireland from a major studio.
We will be also screening two short films out of competition back to back with a Q & A session from the filmmakers. A short documentary called Rainbow Chaser by Connor Heffernan and an award winning short film called Skunky Dog by a local and first time director James Fitzgerald.
The screenplay competition is now in its 7th year. We read some amazing screenplays from beginners to professionals. The winner will be announced at 8pm on Sunday the 9th of November. The award will come with a cash prize of 500 Euros and will also include 5 days’ worth of filming equipment and 5 days access to editing facilities from FILMLAB.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank once again our Core Funders, Waterford City and County Council, and all of our sponsors for their continued belief in and support of the festival, without them this festival would not be possible!
For full programme listings please click here! Tickets can be purchased at Garter Lane Box Office or via their website. www.garterlane.ie . Day and Season passes will also be available, more information on our ticket page.