Fingal Film Festival announces its 2013 schedule

The Fingal Film Festival runs from May 8th – 10th

The organisers at the Fingal Film Festival are delighted to announce the line-up for this years programme after months of planning. In its second year running, Liz Kenny, Managing Director is delighted to announce its new Media panel. The panel consists of BAFTA Winner Writer / Director Aisling Walsh, IFTA Nomintated DOP Ciaran Tanham, Shane Collins, Animation Director of Brown Bag Films and finally Tyrone D Murphy, CEO of Universal Film Magazine and Festival Organisation.

This years Opening Premiere film will be Director Tobias Lindholm’s A HIJACKING starring Pilou Asbaek, Soren Malling and Produced by Tomas Radoo. Tobias Lindholm as a scriptwriter has worked with Thomas Vinterberg on the acclaimed THE HUNT (2012) with Mads Mikkelsen in the leading role (winner, Best Actor, Cannes 2012). Since 2010, Lindholm has written several episodes for the internationally acclaimed and BAFTA winning BORGEN with Pilou Asbæk. This film was secured with the wonderful support of Eclipse Pictures and will screen at 7pm on May 8th at the ODEON Cinema Blanchardstown. Official release date for this film is the 18th May 2013.

Workshops at the festival this year will be hosted by a team from Brown Bag Films one of the team is Jennie Stacey, Head of Development in Brown Bag Films Animatioon workshop, IFTA Nominated Edwina Forkin, Zanzibar Films (Headrush – Story of Occi Byrne) Producing/ Funding workshop, Director of Photography workshop will be hosted by UK’s Tim Palmer , BAFTA Member credits include (Doctor Who, Life on Mars, Cold feet, Silent Witness) The festival is also proud to announce Directors workshop Robert Quinn (BBC’s Roy, IFTA Winning, Rasai na Gaillimhe, Primeval ITV/ BBC America, RTE’s The Clinic). Acting Workshop and Documentary workshops will be announced soon.

The ODEON CINEMA is the festival’s main sponsor 2nd year running and, kicking off on the 8th May, the Festival will also have equipment demonstration stands, Special F/X Software Stands, Special F/X Makeup Stands. The organisers invite anyone with an interest in anything film, to come in and view what’s going on in our new demo area at Blanchardstown. Access to these stands is free.

Tickets to screenings and workshops are very affordable with students, unwaged and OAP rates. Check for more information. The Awards Night will take place this year in the Crowne Plaza, Blanchardstown on Sunday, 12th May at 8pm. Tickets for this event can be found on our website.

As always, the festival organisers want to emphasise, all you need to take part in this festival is an interest in film, our doors are open to all.