The 9th Fresh Film Festival, a festival of events and screenings dedicated to filmmaking for young people, has revealed its 2006 lineup. Running from the 27th of March to the 1st of April, highlights include award winning feature films, training workshops, a film forum and the Young Filmmaker of The Year Competition.
The festival kicks off on the 27th of March with a screening of the French animated feature ‘Kirikou and Sorceress’, adapted from a West African folktale by French director Michel Ocelot. Other feature film highlights include the 1952 classic ‘Jeux Interdits’, Joachim Masannek’s ‘The Wild Soccer Bunch’ (2003) and Peter Weir’s acclaimed feature ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’ (1975).
Training and development takes centre stage this year with a Special FX workshop, Flash animation, Stunts For Film, Digital Technologies and a session on Documentary film-making.
In addition, a special Film Classification Event and a Special Film Forum event will take place. The former has been organised by the Irish Film Censor’s Office and the Irish Film Institute. A surprise film will be screened for the young audience and they will be given the opportunity to rate it for classification for future public release, and the latter will see a range of industry representatives (from the IFI, Arts Council, filmmakers and former festival winners) participating in a discussion forum with the young festival audience.
Finally the festival will present Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Award, announced at the Glor Arts Centre in Ennis on Friday, 31st March. Screenings of feature films produced by young people from across Ireland will feature throughout the festival week, the finalists will be screened on the Friday night.
For bookings and further info about the festival visit www.freshfilmfestival.net