IFI French Film Festival 2020

Reviews by Saoirse Mulvihill This year’s pandemic has taken a lot away from many people, and so seeing endeavours put into preserving some ounce of normality is as encouraging as it is heart-warming. For the past few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to virtually attend screenings from this year’s French Film Festival with the IFI,Continue reading “IFI French Film Festival 2020”

The 77th Venice Film Festival

Article by Mia Sherry Mandatory mask wearing. Temperature checks. Enforced social distancing. No, this wasn’t a hospital wing, this was the 77th Venice Film Festival, the first of its kind since the COVID-19 pandemic swept through Europe and effectively ended not just film festivals but the cinema-going experience et al.  I was in a uniqueContinue reading “The 77th Venice Film Festival”

Mark Cousins: Women Make Film

Article by Niamh Muldowney 29th of February 2020, the evening the first case of Covid-19 in Ireland would be announced. But, that morning, director Mark Cousins was in town to introduce his latest film, Women Make Film, at the Dublin International Film Festival. Two other film students from Trinity, Giorgiomaria Cornelio and Markéta Ní Eithir,Continue reading “Mark Cousins: Women Make Film”

The 32nd Galway Film Fleadh

Review by Gillian Doyle The 32nd year of the Galway Film Fleadh was undoubtedly a memorable one. Safety measures necessitated by Covid-19 could easily have led to the cancellation of the entire event, but instead the festival team, consisting of less than twenty people, pulled together and the fleadh ran online from July 7th toContinue reading “The 32nd Galway Film Fleadh”

DU Film Festival 2019

This years DU Film Festival was full of quality films, interesting talks and also a surprise last-minute speaker. Emily Thomas and Robyn Kilroy cover the goings on of the second and third day of the festival. Saturday (March 23rd)  Dublin University Film Festival’s second day certainly started with a bang. The committee had been informedContinue reading “DU Film Festival 2019”

The Film Scene- January 2019

Article by Robyn Kilroy The energy was high last Monday night in a tiny, old-worldy room in the infamous hipster bar/club Workmans for the third evening of The Film Scene. The Film Scene, started by second year Trinity College Film and English student Hannah-Kate Ní Shioradáin, has become a popular event for Dublin-based student filmmakersContinue reading “The Film Scene- January 2019”

The Film Scene- December 2018

Article by Hiram Harrington On a blustery December night, deep in the heart of Trinity’s exam season, student filmmakers of all years and experiences meet in a cosy side room in Workman’s to share their work. This is no average society event, nor is it a ritual screening of David Lynch’s entire filmography. This isContinue reading “The Film Scene- December 2018”

GAZE International LGBT Film Festival 2017

Sophia McDonald attends the launch of Ireland’s biggest LGBT film festival. GAZE International LGBT Film Festival Dublin hosted its launch event in Accenture located by Grand Canal Dock which celebrated the 25th anniversary of the festival and introduced the 2017 programme. GAZE has been celebrating LGBT stories and storytellers since its establishment in 1992.  FoundersContinue reading “GAZE International LGBT Film Festival 2017”