MISSION STATEMENT 2014
The mission of Fingal Film Festival is to provide a quality venue, encouraging and promoting the works of local film community and National, International emerging filmmakers. The mission of the festival is "to enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of film by redefining the film festival experience." We have one of the fastest youngest populations in Ireland, and geographically central to some of the leading media training colleges. It is part of The Fingal Film Festival's role is to engage with these colleges and play an integral part in their academic year, our aim in the next five years is to engage our festivals programmes to other internationally Media colleges .
EDUCATION - Utilizing the power of film to harness and direct the energy, vision and promise of Emerging New Film Makers / students. Whilst our predominant focus is to support and develop relationships with Fingal’s emerging film makers, the festival also offers a diverse culture screening schedule, with 70% of screenings coming from international emerging filmmakers’ creative works.
FILM MAKERS - Creating opportunities for filmmakers through connections with industry professionals & one-on-one guidance. Offering encouragement to our local Film Makers , we provide two prestigious awards to assist in the building of local filmmakers’ portfolio of achievements. We strive to garnish talent by giving these emerging filmmakers access to some of the world’s leading Industry Professionals during the festival through training groups and workshops.
OUR PUBLIC - Connecting innovative voices in film and media with new and diverse audiences
The Fingal Film Festival was launched in 2012 it is a new entity that offers a platform encouraging and promoting the works of local film community and National, International emerging filmmakers to showcase their work in an environment where they have access to experienced industry professionals, We provide workshops. training programmes and screen Independent films from new emerging film makers nationally and internationally throughout the four day festival event every year.At least 70% of our festival schedule is dedicated to Foreign films, which broadens the film culture experience to all who attend the screenings in Fingal during the festivals duration,
The Fingal Film Festival is a team of people who work effortlessly to deliver a quality service to young emerging filmmakers, Over the years we have developed relationships with most of the media colleges on the perimeters of Fingal and have had contributions to the festival form part of the colleges’ curriculum. In 2013 we introduced an award specifically for students of these colleges. It is part of our strategy to roll this initiative out on a National scale in the coming years. Since we first opened our doors we have given festival contributors access to some of the Industries most prolific names, both nationally and internationally, which has been well received by all who attended.
Fingal Film Festival winner of the Arts and Culture Fingal Community Category 2013.
We work effortlessly Offering encouragement to our local talent, we provide two prestigious awards to assist in the building of local filmmakers’ portfolio of achievements.
We are a festival that will give you access to some of the biggest leading names in the Industry, enabling you to gain knowledge from their many years of experience.
We are a festival that will give you access to many hours of international screenings, so you can learn from the techniques other filmmakers of different cultures and backgrounds are using to tell their story.
We are a festival that offers guidance all year around and have an open door policy, should you require advice or assistance.
We are a festival that provides all services at an affordable cost, making every event accessible. Our Industry professionals give generously of their time and we choose not to profit from their generosity.
Since we first opened our doors we have given festival contributors access to some of the Industries most prolific names, both nationally and internationally, which has been well received by all who attended.
The Fingal Film Festival is another option for filmmakers who want a platform to have their voice heard. We form part of the festival landscape in Ireland, but continuously strive to be different, we have seven awards a year for best Feature Film, Best Documentary, best Animation , best student, best newcomer in fingal award , best short film, best international Film , best Irish language film, all of these awards will be driven by the submissions in 2014.