100 Year of Cinema: The Irish Short
Towards a Canon of Great Irish Shorts with Mick Hannigan
Saturday 18th June at 1pm
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.
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. Mick has an expert overview of the accomplishments within the Irish Short Film art form through decades of programming festivals and has helped many emerging filmmakers to get their work shown. He is universally regarded as an authority on short films and he has put together an eclectic mix of the strongest and most influential short films that Ireland has produced.
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 selected filmmakers talk about their work.