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Waterford Film Festival

Waterford film festival concentrates on short films with a very diverse programme of screenings, ranging from drama, comedy, documentaries and animation to experimental and student work.

In keeping with its timing, close to Halloween, this year’s festival opens with a screening of The Boogeyman, an Irish made short film based on a Stephen King story. Closing this year festival is a low budget independent American/Irish production called Manband, a comedy film about two music promoters hoping to find the next big thing in pop music which was shot on location in Los Angeles California by debut director Dermott Petty.

There are four shorts programmes, each each with between five and nine shorts, scheduled so that you can see all the films or just dip into a single programme.

For a second year in a row the Waterford Film Festival is holding a short screenplay competition, with twenty finalists vying to take the prize at an awards ceremony on Sunday the 7th of November.

There is a strong emphasis on young film makers, and Irish film makers in particular, mainly through the series of awards on offer for Best Feature Film, Best Feature Documentary and The Waterford City Council Award for Best Overall Short Film.

Waterford is a city that enjoys a good time and is good at festivals, so you can expect local pubs and hotels to rise to the occasion and have special events and deals available thoughout the weekend.

Waterford Film Festival Information and Location Map

All screenings take place in the Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery Waterford. Full programme details are available at the festival website.

 

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