Throughout its long history, Arena has attracted the world’s greatest musical stars, from The Sex Pistols to Sonny Rollins, Tammy Wynette to Van Morrison, Amy Winehouse to John Lee Hooker.

As part of our tribute to Arena and Anthony Wall, Dingle International Film Festival is dedicating the screen in McCarthy’s Bar, our Festival Hub & Club, to twelve hours of classic performance captured by Arena’s cameras and recorders over the last 40 years.

Anthony Wall has curated this incredible programme of music in film from the Arena archives especially for our festival. We are deeply honoured to present this 12 hours of footage which will run over 3 nights in our Festival Club situated in McCarthy’s Bar, one of Ireland’s most loved gig spaces. We have welcomed Anthony to Dingle pretty much from the start and he has been here with us just about every year, presenting such wonderful works as:  Dylan in The Madhouse, Bob Dylan: The Other Side Side of The Mirror, The Hunt For Moby-Dick, The Peter Sellers Story – As He Filmed It, The Agony & The Ecstasy of Phil Spector, Harold Pinter: A Celebration, Arena: Produced By George Martin, Amy Winehouse: The Day She Came To Dingle, Magical Mystery Tour Revisited; Arena: Whatever Happened to Spitting Image, Arena: Nic Roeg: It’s About Time, Arena: Night and Day and Bob Dylan’s Trouble No More. We are thrilled to welcome yet again our true friend, the maker of cutting edge films, 3 time BAFTA winner, Anthony Wall to the Festival.

The first presentation will run from 9.30pm to 12.30am on Thursday 21st March.  It begins with World Beat Classics, a 75 minute collection of the very best in world music from Arena and its spin off series, Rhythms of the World.

The film features Celia Cruz, the Queen of Salsa, on the stage of Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theatre; Pakistan’s Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the Pavarotti of Qwaali at an all Asian festival in Birmingham; Salif Keita from Mali and Bob Marley.

90 minutes of rock and soul follows, stars include Chrissie Hynde, Jerry Lee Lewis and Shane MacGowan with Pete Doherty.

Part Three will be common to all three nights, a chilled session with Paul McCartney, Van Morrison with Bob Dylan and John Lee Hooker among many others.

The second night, Friday 22nd March, begins with Arena’s multi award winning American Epic Sessions, Part One.  The film recreates the conditions of the earliest recording of American roots music. Under the supervision of Jack White and T Bone Burnette, today’s stars queued up to test their mettle against the unforgiving discipline of the Western Electric Lathe.

Reconstructed for the film, the original recording machine built in the 1920’s allows for one take only, no more than three and a half minutes, no edits, no retakes – just one take cut on a side of wax and that’s it.

Performers include Jack White and his band, hip hop superstar, Nas; contemporary rockabilly giants, Alabama Shakes; country chanteuse, Ashley Monroe and Elton John who writes a song with Bernie Taupin especially for the session.

More rock and soul follows, stars include Marvin Gaye, The Specials and the high priest of Hip Hop – Afrika Bambaata.

The third night, Saturday 23rd, begins with American Epic Sessions Part Two featuring Beck, Steve Martin and Edie Brickel and top of the bill, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, who, like Elton, write a song for the film,  He’s The Only Man Wilder Than Me.  They sing it to each other.

Rock and soul features James Brown, The Rolling Stones, Ike and Tina Turner and the great names of New Orleans R & B.

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Throughout its long history, Arena has attracted the world’s greatest musical stars, from The Sex Pistols to Sonny Rollins, Tammy Wynette to Van Morrison, Amy Winehouse to John Lee Hooker.

As part of our tribute to Arena and Anthony Wall, Dingle International Film Festival is dedicating the screen in McCarthy’s Bar, our Festival Hub & Club, to twelve hours of classic performance captured by Arena’s cameras and recorders over the last 40 years.

Anthony Wall has curated this incredible programme of music in film from the Arena archives especially for our festival. We are deeply honoured to present this 12 hours of footage which will run over 3 nights in our Festival Club situated in McCarthy’s Bar, one of Ireland’s most loved gig spaces. We have welcomed Anthony to Dingle pretty much from the start and he has been here with us just about every year, presenting such wonderful works as:  Dylan in The Madhouse, Bob Dylan: The Other Side Side of The Mirror, The Hunt For Moby-Dick, The Peter Sellers Story – As He Filmed It, The Agony & The Ecstasy of Phil Spector, Harold Pinter: A Celebration, Arena: Produced By George Martin, Amy Winehouse: The Day She Came To Dingle, Magical Mystery Tour Revisited; Arena: Whatever Happened to Spitting Image, Arena: Nic Roeg: It’s About Time, Arena: Night and Day and Bob Dylan’s Trouble No More. We are thrilled to welcome yet again our true friend, the maker of cutting edge films, 3 time BAFTA winner, Anthony Wall to the Festival.

The first presentation will run from 9.30pm to 12.30am on Thursday 21st March.  It begins with World Beat Classics, a 75 minute collection of the very best in world music from Arena and its spin off series, Rhythms of the World.

The film features Celia Cruz, the Queen of Salsa, on the stage of Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theatre; Pakistan’s Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the Pavarotti of Qwaali at an all Asian festival in Birmingham; Salif Keita from Mali and Bob Marley.

90 minutes of rock and soul follows, stars include Chrissie Hynde, Jerry Lee Lewis and Shane MacGowan with Pete Doherty.

Part Three will be common to all three nights, a chilled session with Paul McCartney, Van Morrison with Bob Dylan and John Lee Hooker among many others.

The second night, Friday 22nd March, begins with Arena’s multi award winning American Epic Sessions, Part One.  The film recreates the conditions of the earliest recording of American roots music. Under the supervision of Jack White and T Bone Burnette, today’s stars queued up to test their mettle against the unforgiving discipline of the Western Electric Lathe.

Reconstructed for the film, the original recording machine built in the 1920’s allows for one take only, no more than three and a half minutes, no edits, no retakes – just one take cut on a side of wax and that’s it.

Performers include Jack White and his band, hip hop superstar, Nas; contemporary rockabilly giants, Alabama Shakes; country chanteuse, Ashley Monroe and Elton John who writes a song with Bernie Taupin especially for the session.

More rock and soul follows, stars include Marvin Gaye, The Specials and the high priest of Hip Hop – Afrika Bambaata.

The third night, Saturday 23rd, begins with American Epic Sessions Part Two featuring Beck, Steve Martin and Edie Brickel and top of the bill, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, who, like Elton, write a song for the film,  He’s The Only Man Wilder Than Me.  They sing it to each other.

Rock and soul features James Brown, The Rolling Stones, Ike and Tina Turner and the great names of New Orleans R & B.

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Movie Memories
Movie Memories is a Creative Ireland/ UCC funded project that records cinema-going memories of those living in small towns, villages and rural areas of Cork/Kerry County from the 1940s to the present.

Dingle welcomes Movie Memories!
This is your opportunity to tell your stories from The Phoenix Cinema. Were you there on Friday July 13th for the opening weekend of films Kramer Vs. Kramer & The Empire Strikes Back?

Do you remember escaping to Technicolor worlds of romance and the exotic? Or riding the range with cowboys? Do you recall afternoons in the dark, quaking at the sight of monsters or swooning as the leading man enveloped his amour in a passionate embrace? Perhaps your memories are of a journey into space or excursions to Hobbiton?

“Movie Memories” seeks to preserve and celebrate the important contribution made by rural cinemas to community life and community spirit; the diverse experiences of moviegoers from all ages; and the shifts in patterns of distribution, exhibition and reception over the generations. It also seeks to involve communities and to bring to light the innovative efforts made to rejuvenate film culture, and the arts more generally, in rural areas.

We invite you to step into the memory booth and share with us your abiding memories of cinema-going.

Project Leaders: Gwenda Young, Dan O’Connell, Film and Screen Media, University College Cork.

Throughout its long history, Arena has attracted the world’s greatest musical stars, from The Sex Pistols to Sonny Rollins, Tammy Wynette to Van Morrison, Amy Winehouse to John Lee Hooker.

As part of our tribute to Arena and Anthony Wall, Dingle International Film Festival is dedicating the screen in McCarthy’s Bar, our Festival Hub & Club, to twelve hours of classic performance captured by Arena’s cameras and recorders over the last 40 years.

Anthony Wall has curated this incredible programme of music in film from the Arena archives especially for our festival. We are deeply honoured to present this 12 hours of footage which will run over 3 nights in our Festival Club situated in McCarthy’s Bar, one of Ireland’s most loved gig spaces. We have welcomed Anthony to Dingle pretty much from the start and he has been here with us just about every year, presenting such wonderful works as:  Dylan in The Madhouse, Bob Dylan: The Other Side Side of The Mirror, The Hunt For Moby-Dick, The Peter Sellers Story – As He Filmed It, The Agony & The Ecstasy of Phil Spector, Harold Pinter: A Celebration, Arena: Produced By George Martin, Amy Winehouse: The Day She Came To Dingle, Magical Mystery Tour Revisited; Arena: Whatever Happened to Spitting Image, Arena: Nic Roeg: It’s About Time, Arena: Night and Day and Bob Dylan’s Trouble No More. We are thrilled to welcome yet again our true friend, the maker of cutting edge films, 3 time BAFTA winner, Anthony Wall to the Festival.

The first presentation will run from 9.30pm to 12.30am on Thursday 21st March.  It begins with World Beat Classics, a 75 minute collection of the very best in world music from Arena and its spin off series, Rhythms of the World.

The film features Celia Cruz, the Queen of Salsa, on the stage of Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theatre; Pakistan’s Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the Pavarotti of Qwaali at an all Asian festival in Birmingham; Salif Keita from Mali and Bob Marley.

90 minutes of rock and soul follows, stars include Chrissie Hynde, Jerry Lee Lewis and Shane MacGowan with Pete Doherty.

Part Three will be common to all three nights, a chilled session with Paul McCartney, Van Morrison with Bob Dylan and John Lee Hooker among many others.

The second night, Friday 22nd March, begins with Arena’s multi award winning American Epic Sessions, Part One.  The film recreates the conditions of the earliest recording of American roots music. Under the supervision of Jack White and T Bone Burnette, today’s stars queued up to test their mettle against the unforgiving discipline of the Western Electric Lathe.

Reconstructed for the film, the original recording machine built in the 1920’s allows for one take only, no more than three and a half minutes, no edits, no retakes – just one take cut on a side of wax and that’s it.

Performers include Jack White and his band, hip hop superstar, Nas; contemporary rockabilly giants, Alabama Shakes; country chanteuse, Ashley Monroe and Elton John who writes a song with Bernie Taupin especially for the session.

More rock and soul follows, stars include Marvin Gaye, The Specials and the high priest of Hip Hop – Afrika Bambaata.

The third night, Saturday 23rd, begins with American Epic Sessions Part Two featuring Beck, Steve Martin and Edie Brickel and top of the bill, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, who, like Elton, write a song for the film,  He’s The Only Man Wilder Than Me.  They sing it to each other.

Rock and soul features James Brown, The Rolling Stones, Ike and Tina Turner and the great names of New Orleans R & B.

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Writer and Director Kirk Jones
Chair:Ros Hubbard

Kirk Jones attended Newport Film School in 1985, specialising indirecting comedy, drama and TV commercials.

After directing award winning TV Commercials in the UK, Europe and US he wrote his first feature film for which he was nominated for a BAFTA. ‘Proportionate to budget’, WAKING NED DEVINE was one of the highest grossing films in the world in 1999 and won awards throughout the US and Europe.

In 2004 he directed his second feature NANNY MCPHEE for Working Title and Universal Pictures. Starring Emma Thompson and Colin Firth, it was a top ten highest grossing film in the UK that year.

2010 saw the release of Kirk’s third feature film, which he wrote and directed. EVERYBODY’S FINE starred Robert DeNiro, Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale and Sam Rockwell and was produced by Miramax.

In 2012 Kirk directed Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Rock, Anna Kendrick in the Romantic Comedy WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ARE EXPECTING through Lionsgate films.

In 2015 he directed the sequel to MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 produced by Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Gary Goetzman, Paul Brooks, Nia Vardalos.

Kirk’s next project will see a second collaboration with Robert DeNiro; an original idea and screenplay, which he will direct in the summer of 2019.

Kirk is a member of The Directors Guild Of America, BAFTA and in 2013 was invited to become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

He is chairman of the Mark Milsome Foundation which he helped set up in memory of his friend who was a cameraman and was killed on set in Ghana in 2017. The Foundation provides two scholarships to help young people in the film industry and aims to increase the awareness of Health and Safety.

 

Patrick Doyle
Patrick Doyle is a classically trained composer. He graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in 1975, where he was made a Fellow in 2001.

After many years composing for theatre, radio and television, Patrick joined the Renaissance Theatre Company as composer and musical director in 1987. In 1989 director Sir Kenneth Branagh commissioned Patrick to compose the score for feature film ‘Henry V’, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, and they have subsequently collaborated on numerous pictures, including ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, ‘Hamlet’,‘As You Like It’ and Walt Disney’s live action version of ‘Cinderella’. Patrick and Branagh’s collaboration within theatre and film has continued to this day with Patrick composing for 2017 Twentieth Century Fox feature ‘Murder On The Orient Express’, marking their twelfth film collaboration, for which he received an ASCAP ‘Top Film Award’.

Patrick has been commissioned to score over 50 international feature films, including ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ and ‘Brave’ for Disney/Pixar; ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’, ‘Gosford Park’, ‘Sense and Sensibility’, ‘Indochine’, ‘Carlito’s Way’ and ‘A Little Princess’. His work has led to collaborations with some of the most acclaimed directors in the world, such as Regis Wargnier, Brian De Palma, Alfonso Cuaròn, Ang Lee, Chen Kaige, Mike Newell and Robert Altman.

He has received two Oscar, two Golden Globe, one BAFTA and two Cesar nominations, as well as winning the 1989 Ivor Novello Award for Best Film Theme for ‘Henry V’. He has also been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award from The World Soundtrack Awards and Scottish BAFTA, the Henry Mancini Award from ASCAP and the PRS Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Music.

In 2016 Patrick completed scores for the remake of Scottish classic ‘Whisky Galore!’ and Amma Asante’s ‘A United Kingdom’, starring Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo. In 2018 Patrick completed the score for ‘Sgt Stubby: An American Hero’ and Twentieth Century Fox’s ‘Murder On The Orient Express’. Most recently, Patrick composed the original score for ‘All Is True’, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh for Sony Picture Classics.

Sarah Glennane

Sarah Glennane is CEO of the Screen Composers Guild of Ireland, the representative body for Irish and Irish based composers of original music for Film/TV/Advertising and Games. In 2017 Sarah authored the IMRO/MCPS report Music for Screen in Ireland, which was instrumental in the formation of the SCGI.

Sarah also has worked as an independent music supervisor,  on feature film and TV productions, she is passionate about creative music supervision and the role music plays in the development of narrative and depth in audiovisual productions. Sarah has delivered module’s on music for film and the business of music for film, as guest lecturer at Dublin’s Pulse College; Scoring for Film and Visual Media (MA) and Film Base; Film Production (MA). She has participated on industry panels for IMRO, Screen Training Ireland and other music and audiovisual industry events. Sarah’s background is in music management and arts marketing. She has worked with many notable Irish musicians over her career in the performance music industry.

Chair: Aodh Ó Coileáin.
One of Aodh’s first jobs was in the Dingle Phoenix Cinema – he was an usher on opening night and doubled as tuck shop attendant. Ó Coileáin has made documentary films on four continents; his latest CUMAR an exploration of confluence will screen this summer. Aodh teaches Media at NUI Galway and is Chair of an Taibhdhearc (an Tive-Yark) Ireland’s National Irish Language Theatre, established in 1928.

Niall McCann
Filmography: 2018 THE SCIENCE OF GHOSTS; 2016 Lost in France; 2012 Art Will Save the World (Screened at Dingle IFF 2013); 2012 An Exile’s Home in the Bronx.

Niall McCann is an Irish writer, director and documentarian. We had Niall in Dingle back in 2013 with his film Art Will Save The World. He brings The Science of Ghosts to this years Festival.

Jill Beardsworth
Filmography: 2018 When All is Ruin Once Again; 2013 Analogue People in a Digital Age; 2011 Apples of the Golan (Screened at Dingle IFF in 2013); 2010 Circus Man; 2006 Children of Allah.

Jill Beardsworth is one half of TWOPAIR Films, documentary filmmakers in the West of Ireland. No stranger to the Festival, Jill brought the TWOPAIR film Apples of the Golan to the Festival in 2013 and this year she brings When All Is Ruin Once Again.

Treasa O’Brien
Filmography: 2018 Town of Strangers; 2016 The Blow in; Noor at Mytilini Port; 2015 Eat Your Children; 2010 N25 Filmmaker, Artist, Activist.

Treasa is the founder of Stinging Hornet Films, under which she produces her own films, some co-productions and collaborative projects. This year she brings Town of Strangers to the Festival.

Cathal Ó Cuaig
Filmography: 2019 Slán leis an gCeol – Farewell to Music; 2009 Ag Lorg Che (TG4); 2013 Síle & Grá Mo Chroí (TG4); 2014 four part documentary series Deirfiúracha na hEolaíochta (RTE) in 2007, Cathal Ó Cuaig began with Sónta Films, producing the documentary Sa mBaile san Ind for TG4, filmed in Ireland & India.

In 2012 he was selected to attend Archidoc, a training program for film directors run by La Fémis, Paris (National French Film School). Winner of the first Físín prize in 2010 with An Cluiche, we are delighted to welcome him back with Slán leis an gCeol – Farewell to Music.

Brian Lally
Filmography: 2018 The Curious Works of Roger Doyle; 1996 Boys and Men; 2009 8.5 Hours; 2016 Alternative Model.

Brian Lally is a screenwriter and filmmaker from Dublin. He has written a wide range of screenplays, several of which have been optioned and produced. Between 2006 and 2017, he directed and produced almost 300 corporate video productions via his own production company Instigator Films. Brian currently has several feature drama and feature documentary projects in development.

Director/Writer: Kirk Jones
Producers: Richard Holmes, Glynis Murray
Casting Directors: John Hubbard, Ros Hubbard
Starring: Ian Bannen, David Kelly, Fionnula Flanagan, Susan Lynch, James Nesbitt

When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow towns folk attempt to claim the money.

The festival is delighted to welcome director and writer Kirk Jones to Dingle to present this special screening of the hugely successful Waking Ned Devine. This is Kirk’s first feature film for which he was nominated for a BAFTA. ‘Proportionate to budget’, Waking Ned Devine was one of the highest grossing films in the world in 1999 and won awards throughout the US and Europe.

“As the twin revelations of a wonderfully unexpected pay-off prove, in the end there’s no substitute for wit, invention and real, priceless humour”. Empire Magazine

Kirk Jones will attend the screening.

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Dingle IFF are programming their 9th Físín event in 2019.  Físín is an open submission process promoting Irish language in film.  Each year, Dingle IFF call for submissions to Físín where script writers can submit a script/idea for a short film in the Irish language.

This year’s 5 finalists will pitch their script live here on the day. You can see the 2018 winner premiered at the closing of the festival in The Phoenix cinema on Sunday 24th March at 7pm

The Finalists are:

Caoimhín Coffey
Niamh Lawlor
Anton Beag Ó Colla
David Keeling
Maggie Breen

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Dingle International Film Festival in partnership with MExIndex is delighted to present a screening of visual arts moving images in a cinema context selected by curator Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll from the 2019 Open Call submission.

This curated screening brings together a selection of seven works by visual artists and filmmakers born or living in Ireland. It aims to showcase the rich variety of the genre and highlight the use of various artistic techniques and methods and their transfer ability onto a cinematic screen.

Titled Snapshots, the selection offers a glimpse into issues that are both specific to the island and of universal value. It looks at themes as diverse as: domesticity, loneliness and loss, our place in time and history. What brings them together is a unique artistic viewpoint and arresting visual qualities. Snapshots is also a representation of the talent and diversity within the field of visual arts moving image in Ireland.

Snapshots features works by Owen Boss, Patrick Corcoran, Elena Horgan, Vera McEvoy, Áine Phillips, Megan Robinson, and a collaboration between Cóilín O’Connell, Michelle Doyle, and Eva Richardson McCrea.

Cracks
Megan Robinson
5.24mins2018
Cracks is a glimpse into an unknown place and time; a woman evidently stuck in the past. Passing between reality and a dream like state the disjointed nature of this film creates an unsettling feeling and snapshot into this woman’s existence. Starring artist Caitríona Ní Threasaigh, she brings us on a frenzied journey down into the cracks.

Yoga For the Eyes
Cóilín O’Connell, Michelle Doyle, Eva Richardson McCrea.
24mins 2018
What IS Yoga for the Eyes you may ask? In association with The Digital Druids, Yoga for the Eyes promises to awaken you to a whole new paradigm of health, wealth, happiness, success, prosperity and possibility. Yoga for Eyes is the promise that you can become something more -that there is a better way to live.

Buttered Up
Áine Phillips
6.42mins 2017
Buttered Up tells the story of a performance artist who embarks on an improbable journey to explore the mysterious underworld of domesticity. She uses a practical method of escapology, quantities of butter and a complete suspension of disbelief to undergo an unusual metamorphosis. Buttered Up developed out of a live performance at the Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh in 2016.

Shine
Vera McEvoy
10.29mins 2012
Filmed on location in King House Boyle while on the art@work Artists’ Residency Programme 2012, funded by Roscommon County Council Arts Office. This video is informed by the daily routines of the staff, those who care for the building, its collections and objects, recognising how they move its cultural succession into the future. Their deep understanding of the building, and a love of the place, is almost an embodied understanding of the house.

Skin Hunger
Elena Horgan
5.01mins 2018
Skin Hunger is an experimental short exploring touch and intimacy in modern society. As we have become increasingly focused on communication and connection digitally, we are neglecting our primal need for physical human contact. “Skin Hunger” is a term used by psychologists for the desire for physical contact with another person.

Falling Out of Standing
Owen Boss
9.45mins 2016
These Rooms, a collaboration between ANU and CoisCéim Dance Theatre, cross pollinated visual art, theatre and dance resulting in an immersive live performance. This live performance thrust audiences into the traumatic events of the North King Street Massacre exploring the 1916 Rising through the eyes of civilians at the moment when the Rising invaded their homes. It intersects the residues of the performance of 2016 calling into question the ability to ever truly commemorate or represent a real traumatic historical event.

4 DTI
Patrick Corcoran
6.06mins 2017
The film hints at a return to beliefs and practices of a bygone age. 4 DTI deals with the themes of childhood, memory, loss and the ‘presence of absence’. Whilst there is a narrative running throughout the film, it is masked with symbolism, archetypes and ritual.

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