The Bleeding Pig Film Festival is back for its third edition from Monday 9th to Wednesday 11th September in its usual venue Keelings Pub of Donabate and there are some exciting new changes afoot this year.
The film festival is facilitated and supported by Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival, and managed and programmed by Emma Fagan who runs “Fillum” a company which promotes Irish independent film-makers. Emma has commented that her aim for the film festival is “to bring independent cinema to the local community of Donabate and surrounding areas and to facilitate open discussion between film-makers and audiences”.
This year’s film schedule will feature two nights of short films, many of which are award-winning and for the first time, the festival will present a feature film which will screen on Wednesday night.
As in previous years, there is a diverse range of themes, mostly from Ireland but with a taste of The Netherlands, Spain and the USA. The narratives touch on some serious issues and dark drama while balancing this with edge of the seat thrills, animation and comedy.
The festival has teamed up with Bath Film in the UK and has awarded 60% of the films on the programme the F-Rating. This rating applies to any film which is written and/or directed by a woman. Tuesday night’s screening will be solely dedicated to F-rated films.
The festival will launch with an Opening Night reception (invite only) at 6.45pm on Monday 10th September. Doors open each night at 7.20pm with screenings kicking off at 7.30pm sharp. Each screening will be followed by an informal Q&A with the film-makers.
All screenings are free.
The Bleeding Pig Film Festival would like to thank Keelings Pub for the kind support in providing their venue for the screening and Wiley Design for the logo.
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