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Dublin Feminist Film Festival 2018

Dublin Feminist Film Festival has established firm roots on Dublin’s cultural calendar, shining a spotlight on women in film. DFFF promotes and celebrates female filmmakers, hoping to inspire and empower others to get involved in filmmaking.

This involves considering women on-screen, but also behind the camera, through the dual-aspect of celebrating and showcasing fantastic female filmmaking, as well as demonstrating that women make compelling and complex characters and subjects.  DFFF is a celebratory couple of days and our commitment to inclusive art is reflected in the programme each year, showcasing a range of work, from documentary to drama, short form to feature, films from different places and representing different perspectives, as well as work by women-of-colour.

ABOUT 2018'S FESTIVAL

The theme for #DFFF2018 is REFRAME/REFOCUS. Rather than foreground particular topics, our programme this year will feature films not only directed by women, but also shot by female cinematographers. In emphasising the role of the cinematographer, we aim to expand the notion of who 'makes' a film and what 'Films by Women' means, while also raising questions about whether and how films shot by women feature a different or other gaze.

WHY CINEMATOGRAPHY?

In 2018 something remarkable happened: Rachel Morrison garnered an Academy Award nomination for Cinematography for her work on the film Mudbound. At first glance, this might not seem so out of the ordinary. Over the last four decades, women have regularly and increasingly been nominated for and won international awards for production roles that had previously been male-only domains. Not so with cinematography, however. Morrison was the first woman ever to be nominated for her work behind the camera in ninety years of Oscars! Awards aren’t everything of course. But historically speaking, cinematography has been the most difficult filmmaking role for women to break into.

And yet for the past several years, some of the most visually exciting films in world cinema have been shot by women. Long-standing talents like Ellen Kuras, Agnés Godard, Caroline Champetier, and Mandy Walker have in recent years been joined by a huge influx of international cinematographers like Quyen Tran, Nanu Segal, Reed Morano, Morrison, and many more.

For the Fifth Dublin Feminist Film Festival, we have decided to highlight the role of the female cinematographer. In coming to this decision, we thought about it from several different angles. Does a woman’s camera “see” differently? If much of what makes film so compelling is the visual, can a film be “by” its cinematographer as much as its director? And institutionally and structurally speaking, why has the field of cinematography in particular been so reluctant to accept women into its ranks?

Thus we present REFRAME/REFOCUS, wherein we hope to reconsider, not simply the role of the cinematographer in general, but very specifically the role of the female cinematographer and how she lights, frames, and moves through the onscreen space that constitutes our visual filmic experience.

To that end, all the films we screen this year – features and shorts – were directed and shot by women. As part of the festival, we’re also featuring a talk by an esteemed academic on female cinematography, and a roundtable discussion with two Dublin-based female cinematographers.

It’s important to celebrate the work of Rachel Morrison, and we heartily congratulate her on her achievement. However, as we continue to reconsider the fantastic work that female cinematographers are doing around the world, we hope it will become increasingly clear that one nomination in ninety years simply isn’t good enough.

Dublin Feminist Film Festival 2018 - Celebrating 5 Years

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Dublin Feminist Film Festival 2018 REFRAME/REFOCUS 21st & 22nd November 2018 - Light House Cinema Smithfield Dublin 7 Launch & Special Events 20th November - The Generator Hostel Smithfield Dublin 7 Dublin Feminist Film Festival has established firm roots on Dublin’s cultural calendar, shining a spotlight on women in film. DFFF promotes and celebrates female filmmakers, hoping to inspire and empower others to get involved in filmmaking. This involves considering...

Dublin Feminist Film Festival 2018

Dublin Feminist Film Festival has established firm roots on Dublin’s cultural calendar, shining a spotlight on women in film. DFFF promotes and celebrates female filmmakers, hoping to inspire and empower others to get involved in filmmaking. This involves considering women on-screen, but also behind the camera, through the dual-aspect of celebrating and showcasing fantastic female filmmaking, as well as de

Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival

We are an independent festival dedicated to bring together established musicians and filmmakers in a forum to celebrate the short films.

Musicians who can provide great music and work together with filmmakers, we provide a platform for independent music artists and film score composers to create exposures for themselves through live performances, networking with filmmakers and sales or free giveaway of their materials. 

Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival

We are an independent festival dedicated to bring together established musicians and filmmakers in a forum to celebrate the short films.

Musicians who can provide great music and work together with filmmakers, we provide a platform for independent music artists and film score composers to create exposures for themselves through live performances, networking with filmmakers and sales or free giveaway of their materials. 

Dublin - DISFMF Official Selection 2014

KIKO’S PARADISE , directed by Paco Gisbert, 9min, Spain 2014(Animation) RECOIL , directed by Richard Keaney, 20min, Ireland 2014(Drama) NAIVE , directed by Marie Enthoven , 11min, Belgium 2013 ,(Drama) EVERY DAY IS A SMALL LIFE , directed by Albane Fioretti &Lou-Brice Léonard , 27min, France 2014(Drama) LIFE IN THE TIME OF ADVERTISING , directed by David Bokser&Matt Berenty, 8min, USA 2013,(Animation) TORN , directed by Karen McGrath , 6min, Ireland 2014,(Comedy)...

Call for entry , deadline approaching.

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We are an independent festival dedicated to bring together established musicians and filmmakers in a forum to celebrate the short films. Musicians who can provide great music and work together with filmmakers, we provide a platform for independent music artists and film score composers to create exposures for themselves through live performances, networking with filmmakers and sales or free giveaway of their materials. The festival will take place on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of October 2014. We ar...

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Wajda's “Walesa: Man of Hope” Fast-Tracked For U.K. and Ireland Release

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The past couple of weeks have been good ones for legendary Polish director Andrzej Wajda. His latest film Walesa: Man of Hope which chronicles the rise of Lech Walesa, who became Poland's first president of the post-communism era, received a standing ovation following its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 5, and screened earlier this week at the Toronto International Film Festival to wide acclaim. Since then, the film has garnered lots of favorable reviews, generati...

John Ford Ireland Film Symposium 6th - 9th June 2013

Dublin will be a hive of activity for budding filmmakers, movie lovers and fans of Ford films. Kicking off with an Opening Night Extravaganza, and a series of rare Ford Screenings, Panel Discussions; Public Interviews with Film Directors, Music for the Screen events and performances, special Outdoor Screenings, Writers Hub and Directors Hub and a chance to get up and close and personal with 'all things Ford'... 2012 proved a phenomenal success with guests Dan Ford (grandson of John Ford); Film Director and Writer; Peter Bogdanovich; Kyle Eastwood and Band; David Holmes; Academy Award Winning Editor, Joel Cox (Mystic River); John Boorman, Neil Jordan, Jim Sheridan, Pat McCabe, Brian Kirk and many more...... John Ford Ireland 2013 will prove to be just as exciting, with Filmmakers from around the globe participating in a series of events, for any film buff or film fan, this Symposium & Festival is a MUST ...stay tuned to see details as they are announced and to avail of your Season Pass. As John Ford once said 'I make pictures but I don't like talking about them'....come to John Ford Ireland in 2013 and you will discover that there are a lot of people who DO like to talk about John Ford pictures; a man responsible for some of the most enduring films in cinematic history, who still holds the record for most Oscar wins for a Director. You will find there is quite a lot to talk about...

SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: Emmett Scanlan

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Here at ÉCU we wish to celebrate the most adroit talents in indie cinema today and seek out the finest actors who display passion, intensity and ingenuity in their work. This week’s spotlight is on Dublin born actor Emmett Scanlan who starred as Charlie Barnum in the dark Irish film Charlie Casanova (2010), a part which won him Best Actor at the ÉCU 2011 awards. Scanlan was carefully chosen for this award out of the all the actors who featured in the 77 films from 26 different countrie...

Irish Film Institute Honors Director John Hughes in its “Teenage Kicks” Series

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  Three years ago this week, on August 6, 2009, one of the most prolific, influential and commercially successful American directors of his generation passed away at the age of 59. Although not generally considered a cinematic innovator, despite his enormous output and unique style in terms of story-telling and characterization, John Hughes' legend looms large.   In the early 1980s, the name John Hughes and “teen comedy” were virtually inseparable. B...

Freshly Squeezed Film Festival Opens in Dublin

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Imagine a festival that would give film students and recent graduates the chance to showcase their short films. And imagine if this festival was open to students from all over the world to submit their films, regardless of language or genre.Well, some very innovative and creative people in Dublin not only imagined it, they did it. And thanks to their efforts, 40 young film makers are having their work shown on the big screen this weekend in Dublin at the inaugural Freshly Squeezed International ...

An Interview With Composer and Musician Kyle Eastwood at the John Ford Ireland Film Symposium

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Acclaimed jazz musician and composer Kyle Eastwood is in Dublin this weekend, performing at the Button Factory and taking part in the programme of events at the inaugural John Ford Ireland Film Symposium, participating in the panel discussion “Music for the Screen”. Eastwood's compositions have been featured in numerous films, including Mystic River (2002), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Gran Torino (2008) and Invictus (2009), among others. He has ...

Peter Bogdanovich Packs the House at the John Ford Ireland Film Symposium

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    The Irish Film Institute was the place to be Friday night, where renowned director Peter Bogdanovich gave a public lecture and interview as part of the inaugural John Ford Ireland Film Symposium in Dublin. Mr. Bogdanovich, who has written extensively about Ford's directorial career, regaled the audience with a variety of stories and personal anecdotes about the director. Earlier in the day, Mr. Bogdanovich also introduced a screening of his highly acclaimed document...

John Ford Film Symposium in Dublin, June 7 - 10

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Both Ingmar Bergman and Orson Welles called him their favorite director. On set, John Wayne called him “Coach”. Jimmy Stewart referred to him simply as “Boss”. In a career that spanned over 60 years, few directors have rivaled John Ford in terms of creative output, popular success, critical acclaim or overall influence on the craft of cinema. And from June 7th to 10th, Ford fans and scholars will converge on Dublin for the inaugural John Ford Ireland Film Symposium, organized by the Iris...
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