Since 2009 I’ve been involved with jury work for the Junior Film Fleadh in Galway, and I’m delighted to be on the jury of the Script Pitching Competition again this year.
The three short-listed finalists will have to deliver their film concept in front of an audience of their peers, and the jury, at noon tomorrow in the Town Hall Theatre. I have nothing but admiration for these young people who are brave enough to enter this competition and describe their ideas to a live audience.
The Junior Film Fleadh starts today and runs until Saturday, 10 November. It includes a wide variety of events, including workshops, and showings of short and feature films.
From 2pm – 3.15pm on Saturday you can attend a panel discussion called ‘The Long and The SHORTS Of It‘, in the Town Hall Theatre Studio for a paltry €3/€2.
The panel will be moderated by Keith Walsh (director) and will include Fran Keaveney (ex Irish Filmboard Shorts Executive), Keith Bogue (producer), Thomas Hefferon (director, screenwriter) Will Fitzgerald (Galway Film Fleadh Shorts Co-ordinator) and Dean Gilchrist (IADT student filmmaker). It should be chock-full of pertinent information for budding Irish filmmakers.