The Freshly Squeezed Film Festival, now in its second year, showcases short films by students from around the world. This year’s event is being held on Sunday, May 12th at the Sugar Club, from 11am till 9:30pm. Entry is free.
Guest speakers include Neasa Hardiman, who has worked as a director, writer and producer in TV as well as the big screen, and whose anticipated sci-fi/horror feature Sea Fever, set in the emergent sci-fi/horror borough of the west coast of Ireland, is set to hit cineplexes next year; and Priit Pärn, an Estonian animator whose experimental work is cherished and esteemed on the festival circuit as well as by those with a bent for blackly comic, surreal cartoons.
- Priit Pärn’s Breakfast on the Grass, made in 1987, and winner of the Grand Prize at the Zagreb Animated Film Festival 1988, for the Soviet Union — make sure to activate captions/subtitles!
The festival aims to provide an international platform for young filmmakers who might otherwise find it difficult to gain exposure. As such, it is an excellent opportunity for film fans in Dublin to spot up-and-coming talent, as well as to make contacts within the industry.
- Last year’s festival winner, You Shall Not Leave The Way, a Czech short directed by Veronika Szemlova.
The Freshly Squeezed programme is available here, featuring a selection from over 250 submissions under the categories of drama, animation, experimental, thriller and documentary.
The Freshly Squeezed International Student Short Film Festival, Sugar Club, Leeson St, 12th May 2013. Admission free.