27 September 2022 The Irish Film & Television Network
Cork Festival Seminars and Conferences
05 Oct 2000 :
The festival this year has arranged an exciting line up of seminars and Masterclasses aimed primarily at young filmmakers with the intention of assisting them in their film making careers. These are presented in partnership with Cork Film Centre.

In addition, with the support of Screen Training Ireland, the festival presents two training sessions:

Angry Kid: A Case Study
This case study will examine the original conception, the realisation of and the successful marketing of Aardman animation’s highly successful 'Angry Kid' shorts. Attendance is by application to Screen Training Ireland and is aimed at animators and animation companies.

The ambition of many if not most short filmmakers is to move to making a feature film and many of the alumni of the Cork Film Festival have gone on to make successful features. This two-day session is intended to serve as a kind of stepping-stone in the transition from the short to the long form, and will be presented by experienced directors and producers.

Stepping-Stones is aimed at directors and producers who have made one or two shorts and wish to proceed to feature filmmaking. Attendance is by application to Screen Training Ireland.

Documentary Masterclass
Wednesday 18th October, 2.00pm, The Cork Film Centre
Presented by Peter Wintonick
Peter Wintonick, one of the world’s premier documentary filmmakers who achieved international acclaim with 'Manufacturing Consent' and is attending the festival with his latest feature 'Cinema Verité', a history of that influential movement in documentary film making. Please note this session is limited to 25 people.

The Potential for Independent Animation in Ireland
Thursday 19th October, 11.00am, The Lecture Gallery, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery
A panel of independent animators discuss the variety of formats and distribution methods they have used. Panelists include representatives from Monster Animation, Cartoon Saloon, animators Naomi Wilson and Steve Woods, chaired by Kieran O'Connor, Cork Film Centre.

2 for 1
Thursday 19th October, 11.30am, Kino Cinema
One script, two directors, two very good films. The seminar will explore the creative possibilities of interpreting a given script. Also examined will be the results of working on the one hand with 35mm film and on the other with digital tape, later transferred to film. Presented in association with Igloo Films.

Digital Film Making
Friday 20th October, 11am, The Gate Cinema - Screen 6
Presented by Soho Images, Europe's leading laboratory and digital post production facility.

With the emergence of new digital techniques and the dramatic increase of data handling capabilities over the last few years, film making is moving into a new era. Soho Images; presentation on Digital Film Making outlines an alternative process to the traditional laboratory route. Presented by Nigel Horn, the seminar will focus on high resolution film scanning, image processing and subsequent re-recording back to film for an entire feature film! The aim is to inform and educate Producers, Directors, Cinematographers, Editors, Post Production Managers and Technical Supervisors on the latest in digital laboratory post production techniques. The seminar is open to professional filmmakers and students alike and serves as an opportunity to meet others and exchange ideas for future projects.

Keeping It Short
Friday 20th October, 2.00pm, The Lecture Gallery, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery
Panelists will include Audrey O'Reilly and Colette Cullen. For many, shorts are a step towards feature filmmaking. This panel discussion is aimed at those wishing to continue working in the 'short film genre'. The panel will consist of filmmakers and shorts programmers.

The Short Film schemes of Bord Scannan na hEireann
Friday 20th October, 4.00pm, Shandon Court Hotel
Bord Scannan na hEireann/the Irish Film Board will host a seminar on its various schemes - principally Short Cuts, Oscailt and Frameworks, but also recent initiatives, Short Shorts and Irish Flash.

The session will provide a platform for discussion on the nature of these schemes - their intentions and structures, the support system which surrounds them, the impact for those who participate, the distribution of finished films and the schemes in the economy of Irish short film making, etc.

A panel of filmmakers, distributors and funders will discuss these issues. Following the seminar, representatives from the Board, the festival promotion team and Network Ireland Television will be available for further, one-on-one discussions.

The seminar followed by an Irish Film Board reception in The Bodega, Cornmarket Street at 7pm.

‘Final Cut Pro’ Demonstration
Saturday 21st October, 11.00am, The Lecture Gallery, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery
Will Harris presents a demonstration on Apple Computers’ low-cost, high performance editing system.

"Basically, I now have the luxury of doing all my post-production at home, and save a fortune". Will Harris started working life on the radio in Cork at 13. By 22 he was studying TV & film production. It was a dislike of getting wet while shooting which drove him indoors to the editing suite. Spending six years on AVIDS, cutting mostly TV series and documentary, with the occasional film and drama, in the last 18 months he has moved into directing. Following the success of 'Decade of Dance', Ireland's first documentary on Club culture, Will is currently in post-production with 'You've Got Big Dreams, Baby', a film combining different genres, music video, documentary and video diary.

Focus on Film in Cork.
Saturday 21st October, 1.00pm, The Lecture Gallery, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery
Presented by Wildfire Films in association with Cork Corporation. We hope for a lively and stimulating debate, which will address issues affecting the future for filmmakers and film production in Cork.

Speakers will include Rod Stoneman, Bord Scannan na hEireann; Roger Greene, Irish Screen Commission, Mary Lyons, Screen Training Ireland; and Helen Guerin, Cork Film Centre; Mick Hannigan, Murphy’s Cork Film Festival.

Subtitling for Film/TV
Saturday 21st October, 3.00pm, The Lecture Gallery, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery
Presented by High Wire Creative Group
Are you a filmmaker, producer, director interested in making your film accessible to a wider/international audience? Have you considered subtitling your film into foreign languages? If you want to know more about the subtitling process then this is the seminar for you.

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