A busy weekend for film lovers in Dublin this weekend as both the Fingal Film Festival and the IFI Stranger than Fiction are on in the city. I’m lucky to have films I cut in both.
At 4pm today in Fingal we have a screening of Sarah McCann’s One Ocean No Limits
One Ocean: No Limits is the first Irish documentary on the subject of the extreme sport of ocean rowing, follows a young Irish novice rower through the highs and lows of rowing unassisted as part of a crew of six across the vast Atlantic Ocean from Morocco to Barbados.
The film is nominated for an award in the festival as best feature documentary.
The Fingal Film Festival is now in its third year and they have a pretty impressive line-up this year. Mind you its almost impossible to find the schedule of films on their website and when you do find it you have to squint at it as its basically a jpeg. It’s very frustrating when you’re trying to figure out when your film is actually on. Hopefully they will sort it out for next year
The IFI Stranger than Fiction Festival kicked off last night. The festival is Irelands premier documentary film festival and programmer Ross Whitaker has once again gathered together a stellar line up of documentaries from around the world.
Tomorrow afternoon we have the screening of the new IFB Reality Bites shorts and among those we have the world premiere of Ben Jones documentary ‘Under Open Skies’ which I had the pleasure of cutting. The doc is a nostalgic look at Irelands abandoned outdoor handball alleys and I cannot wait to see it on the big screen where I think it’ll be mightily impressive.
Sunday in the festival also see the World Premiere of Showrunners at 8 but i’ll probably post about that over the weekend.