Waterford Film Festival

The 11th Waterford Film Festival will run between Fri 3 – Sun 5 November this year at Garter Lane Arts Centre.

The Waterford Film Festival was established in 2007 by local filmmaker Stephen Byrne. His objective was to bring something new to Waterford’s arts and cultural scene, promoting local, national filmmakers and writers, in particular independent film.

The festival continues to go from strength to strength as it received several hundred projects from filmmakers and writers from across the globe and submissions are up by 25% from last year. Films and scripts came in from Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, Scotland , Wales,  Canada, USA, Holland, France, Italy, Philippines, India and Australia. There is a fantastic mix of genres and stories which include thrillers, dramas, comedies and horrors. There is something in the programmes to suit everyone’s tastes. Each short film programme runs for about 100 minutes and in that time you will see up to 10 films.

The festival has two competitions; Best Short Film and Best Short Screenplay.  There are several awards in each category and they will be announced and presented on the last day of the festival. Part of the award for the screenplay competition is that  the winner will  have access to filming equipment and editing facilities with our partners at FilmLab.  It is the aim of this award to support writers to make his/her film and to have it filmed in Waterford.

The festival is funded by the Waterford City & County Council. Garter Lane Arts Centre will be hosting the event in their state of the art cinema in Dolby Surround Sound.

For more information please go to www.waterfordfilmfestival.net

Tickets can be purchased from Garter Lane Arts Centre at www.garterlane.ie



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