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Young Wicklow Filmmakers Will Showcase At Film Fest
30 Aug 2007 :
The 2007 Wicked Wicklow Young Filmmakers Festival takes place this Friday 31st August and Saturday 1st September in the Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely.
The fledgling festival, now in its second year, was established, developed and funded by Wicklow County Arts Office, County Wicklow Film Commission and Wicklow Rural Partnership. It will showcase the work of a countywide film-training programme for young people, developed by Wicklow Rural Partnership, as well the work of young and emerging filmmakers.

The festival will open with Damien O’Donnell’s award-winning short '35 A Side', followed by Stephen St. Ledger and James Mather’s short 'Prey Alone' and will continue with films created by participants in Wicklow Rural Partnership Film Training initiative run earlier this summer. Tutors were local filmmaker Terence White and Wexford artist Michael Fortune.

The young people on the programme learned to act, write, shoot direct and edit their own films under the guidance of the professional tutors.

The second evening of the Festival will feature Andrew Legge’s award-winning silent movie ‘The Unusual Inventions of Henry Cavendish’. Set in 1890’s the film is accompanied by a live piano performance. In 2005 this short won the Ardmore Award for Best Short at the Kerry Film Festival. Legge will be on hand for a Q and A on the night.

Also on September 1st, shorts by young and emerging filmmakers funded by who applied to Wicklow County Arts Office and County Wicklow Film Commission bursary opportunities will be screened. The films will be judged in two age categories: 22-25 years, with a top prize of €1000 and 18-21year, with a prize of €750.

"The bursaries represent a substantial injection of development funding for filmmaking in the county," said County Wicklow Film Commissioner Vibeke Dijkman. "Both Wicklow County Arts Office and County Wicklow Film Commission hope that this Festival will continue to grow and create new supports and platforms for film in the county."

Tickets are available for €5 from the Courthouse Arts Centre or by paying at the door.

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