DIT holds second annual film festival

The DIT Film Festival is back for its second annual appearance, running from March 2nd to 12th at DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2.

The festival promised a mixture of talks, workshops, masterclasses, and even an awards ceremony, with all events free and open to the public.

The festival kicked off on Monday March 2nd with a screening of the Filmbase Masters’ Poison Pen, including a talk on “How To Make A Feature Film”. Essentially the crew behind the film Poison Pen will screen their film and talk about how they made it.

On Wednesday March 4th the festival hosted a joint seesion with the Fingal Film Festival. This saw the team behind the Fingal Film Festival talk about their festival and how applicants can enter and be part of it. The Fingal team also screened some international and Irish shorts including Not Anymore: A Story Of Revolution, Taimse im Chodladh, Shoot, Skunky Dog, Piece At The Bottom, and Volkswagon John.

Monday March 9th saw a dedicated VFX workshop called ‘The Greenscreen’ while Tuesday March 10th saw an outdoor screening of a classic Irish film. There was be treats, couches, fairylights and a hundred or so students watching a cult classic in harmony. A public vote will decide between The Commitments, War Of The Buttons, The Guard, Into The West, and The Snapper.

Paula Clarke

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