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Irish Short Film Round Up
29 Apr 2011 :
'Stand Up'
The New Hope International Film Festival in Pennsylvania which runs from July 8th to 17th 2011, has chosen Sligo short film ‘…for peace comes dropping slow’ for official selection. The film, conceived and directed by Sligo based artist Lisa Vandegrift Davala, was shot at a number of Sligo locations during the summer of 2010. In more short film news, ‘Stand Up’, directed by Aoife Kelleher and Anna Rodgers that examines homophobic bullying has received over 420,000 Youtube hits since its release on the platform on April 1st.

‘…for peace comes dropping slow’ to screen at New Hope International Film Festival

Having already received a nomination in the Best Irish Short category at the Foyle International Film Festival in Derryand, Lisa Vandegrift Davala’s ‘…for peace comes dropping slow’ has been chosen for official selection at The New Hope International Film Festival which will run this coming July. The film, which invited artists from all over Ireland to Sligo for two months in 2010, explore the message in WB Yeats’ poem ‘The Lake Isle Inishfree’ with footage shot around the area by Cian de Buitlar (I Went Down).

Made with the support of Yeatsian Legacy Project and the Peace III programme, the film was edited by Tony Kearns (Citadel) with a soundtrack produced by Seamie O’Dowd and Darren Carr as stills photographer.

The New Hope International Film Festival was founded by D. F. Whipple in 2009. The event looks to discover and nurtur independent filmmakers and give a voice to deserving professionals who've been overlooked by established forums. For a full list of projects screening at the event visit www.newhopefilmfestival.com

’Stand Up’ Chalks Up Over 423,000 Youtube Hits

A new Irish short, ‘Stand Up’, directed by Aoife Kelleher (Growing Up Gay) and Anna Rodgers (Today is Better than Two Tomorrows) that examines homophobic bullying has received over 420,000 Youtube hits since its release on the platform on April 1st.

The short is produced by Zlata Filipovic and was shot on RED by Ciaran Tanham (Horses) on the 19th and 20th of March of this year in St Andrew's College, Booterstown, Co Dublin and on location in Blackrock. The cast members came from various drama schools in Dublin and Kildare. The short’s sound was carried out by Kieran Horgan (The Honeymooners).

The short was produced in collaboration with Belong To an organisation that supports young LGBT people in Ireland. 'Stand Up' has already been translated in Turkish, Greek, has been shared across the world. It is furthermore being used by LGBT organisations in countries where homosexuality is still very much taboo (in the Balkans, for example). To watch the short click here

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