Delighted to say that the IFTA Short film nominations were announced last night and among them was a nod for The Last Days of Peter Bergmann. Coupled with last weeks nominations its been a pretty amazing week. Also among those nominations is a nod for Rubai which was directed by ‘Páidi Ó’Sé…‘ director Louise Ni Fhiannachta, so I was delighted for her as well.
As you may know Bergmann played at Sundance earlier this year and after one of the screenings director Ciaran Cassidy took part in a Q&A which was filmed and you can watch below.
Bergmann also played last week at the True/False festival in Michigan
In other festival news.
‘When Ali Came to Ireland’ played at the Toronto Irish Film Festival last weekend and went down a storm apparently
The Short Film ‘The Weather Report’ which was directed by my brother Paul and which I had the great pleasure of editing has been selected to have its world premiere at the upcoming Belfast Film Festival at the start of April which is great news.
The documentary ‘One Ocean:No Limits’ that I co-edited last year with filmmaker Sarah McCann screens this coming Sunday in San Francisco as the closing film of the Ocean Film Festival. It also has a few more festival screenings in the next few months before its screening on RTE later this year.
The US Version of ‘Men at Lunch’ which I did some work on also screened in San Fran this week as part of the Irish American crossroads festival
The aforementioned ‘Páidi Ó’Sé: Rí an Phároiste’ will screen as part of the Dingle Film Festival this St.Patricks day weekend. I’m planning on making it down for this years event for what should be a special screening. The film is showing at 8:00am on our national holiday right after the country’s earliest parade. There is also talk of an Irish breakfast happening before, after or during the screening. I’m hoping for all three options. ‘Bergmann’ is also playing at this festival.