This year marks the 10th Annual Event of the festival and the festival team would like to thank the core funders Waterford City & County Council for their continued support. Garter Lane Arts Centre will host the event in their state of the art cinema with Dolby Surround Sound.
The festival received films and script entries from national and international filmmakers. Submissions are up 35% from last year and this year is one of the highest amount of entries since the early years of the festival.
There is an exciting programme of short films from national and international filmmakers as well as films from local talent. Audiences will experience a series of short films of different genres, from dramas , thrillers , comedies to engaging documentaries.
Films with an Waterford connection include An Bean Sidhe, 1916 An Bheirt ón Rinn, SISTERS, The Empty Chair,Gridlock and Blackbird.
The official programme launch will be held in Garter lane on the 19th October followed by a free screening of Risteard O'Domhnail’s “Atlantic” . Narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Brendan Gleeson, Atlantic follows the fortunes of three small fishing communities united and divided by the Atlantic Ocean - Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland - as they struggle to maintain their way of life in the face of mounting economic and ecological challenges.
The festival will also be showcasing a writer’s workshop from screenwriter Mary Kate O Flanagan as well as a live performance of famous movie soundtracks from Senza Voce.
For tickets book online at www.garterlane.ie
From all of the festival team, we hopes you can come and join us to celebrate our 10th edition and the art of short films!
Each year the festival gives a cash award of €500 and a certificate for the Waterford City & County Council Award for Best Short Film. We also give an award for runners up for best short film.
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In our screenplay competition there will be up to 20 finalists. Each finalist will receive a certificate. The overall winner will receive €500 plus access to a weeks worth of filming equipment and a weeks worth of editing facilities sponsored by FILMLAB. There is also an award for the runners up.