22 to 24 Sept
The 5th Wexford Documentary Film Festival takes place in the working fishing village of Kilmore Quay, County Wexford.
Screening of main programme is in the Stella Maris Centre; however this year sees the addition of some interesting off site venues. The film festival has been gaining strength and popularity by providing the opportunity to see award winning national and international documentary films and 2017 is no exception, The 2017 theme is ‘Community’ with a strong emphasis on screening films that explore social, political and environmental concerns.
We are delighted to announce that the festival has secured an Irish premier of ‘We The Workers’ by award winning Chinese director Huang Wenhai, who will attend the post screening discussion on Friday evening. Other films highlighting social issues in the community are ‘The Grown ups’ (Downs Syndrome) and ‘Shot in the dark’ (Visually Challenged) ‘Loco Parentis’ (alternative style parenting) also ‘Tongue cutters’ a film about fishing related issues. Artists and filmmakers have had the opportunity to submit work to be included in the festival, through the open call earlier in the year. The 3 minute film challenge on Sunday 24th Sept is a selection of short films from public submissions. There are a number of categories within the challenge that receive awards.
New additions this year: Short films will be shown in unexpected off site venues; We will have a great Film Installation by Els Dietvorst; Workshops: film making, Dick Donaghue: pocket film making, Terence White: Acting, Conor Madden. Students from Aberystwyth University, Wales will visit with their films.
Wexford Documentary Film Festival
Stella Maris Centre