Galway, UNESCO City of Film, is commemorating the 1916 Rising with an exciting programme of seminal Irish Cinema and landmark television events to take place over eight Saturdays throughout 2016 to include screenings, debate and lively discussion of the development of our national identity and our national cinema over the past one hundred years.
Each event will be themed and programmed by a different guest curator, with June screenings curated by Mick Hannigan, IndieCork Programmer.
SATURDAY 18th JUNE
100 Year of Cinema: Irish Short Films
- 11.30am: UNESCO City of Film FREE SCREENING of short films made during Galway Film Centre’s Documentary School & Film School.
- 12pm: Splanc! 2016: Special FREE SCREENING of TG4 and the Arts Council’s eight new short film commissions under their Splanc! scheme. Splanc! is the Irish language arts documentary scheme that supports the creative exploration of the arts in Ireland which was administered by Galway Film Centre.
- 1pm: Towards a Canon of Great Irish Shorts with Mick Hannigan: For over thirty years, Mick Hannigan has picked the best Irish Shorts for his Festival programmes. He serves as a member of the board of Clermont Ferrand Short Film Conference and he is also former Artistic Director of the Cork Film Festival and currently works with the Indie Cork Film Festival. Joining Mick on the day will be Felim McDermott, former Galway Film Fleadh programmer, who will interview Mick and there will also be an opportunity to hear some of the filmmakers selected to talk about their work.
Venue: An Taibhdhearc BOX OFFICE 091-562024 or online at www.antaibhdhearc.com
Online charges apply.