This event is presented in partnership with the French Embassy in Ireland @FranceinIreland

The one-day workshop is an introduction to virtual reality and an initiation to Wonda VR. Attendees will be presented with the essential elements of VR and interactivity within a 360° environment. Based on a given workflow, participants will learn how to write, shoot and edit their own immersive experiences with Wonda VR.

10 am – 12 am

  • Introduction to VR and Wonda VR
  • A brief definition of VR
  • Filming for VR
  • The essential ingredients to presence in VR
  • Interactive storytelling for immersive experiences
  • Introduction to Wonda VR
  • 12 am – 1 pm – LUNCH / BRAINSTORMING

1 pm – 6 pm

  • Film and create a Wonda VR experience
  • Creative briefing & brainstorming
  • Writing and Interactive storytelling
  • Filming > 1 scene with a 360° camera > Place outside the festival (2 pm – 4 pm)
  • Edit & Create your Wonda VR App > One scene, one title and one Voice over (4 pm – 6 pm)



Angela’s Christmas
Director: Damien O’Connor
Funny and irreverent, Angela’s Christmas is a touching and poignant story about the power of family and the innocent desire of a child to ensure everyone is warm, safe and loved at Christmas time.

Come and experience Christmas in Dingle with our Christmas tree in St. James’ and Santa making a special early appearance with toys from Disney!

Short Films that will also be shown include: Give Up Yer Aul Sins, Granny O’Grimm and Doc McStuffins

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1h 36mins/2018/Ireland/Colour/Digital
Director: Lance Daly
Writers: P.J. Dillon, Pierce Ryan, Eugene O’ Brien, Lance Daly
Starring: Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville, Stephen Rae

Director Lance Daly  and actor Barry Keoghan will introduce film.

Feeney (James Frecheville) is an Irish ranger who has been fighting abroad for the British army. After turning deserter, he returns home to Ireland during the famine.

When he discovers what has happened to his family, Feeney swears vengeance and goes on a murderous rampage. His old British Army comrade Hannah (Hugo Weaving) is dispatched to try and put an end to Feeney’s uprising.

Drink reception sponsored by Dingle Distillery


Director: Dónal Ó’ Céilleachair

Executive Producer: Anú Pictures, Phoenix Film
Producers: Martina Durac and Dónal Ó’ Céilleachair

Starring: Breanndán ó Beagaloich, Glen Hansard, Liam Holden, Brendan-Pháid ó Muircheartaigh and poet Domhnall Mac Síthigh.

An epic 2,500 km modern day celtic odyssey, The Camino Voyage/Iomramh an Chamino is directed by Dónal Ó Céilleachair. Five men demonstrate the courage, endurance and friendship required to complete the historic voyage.

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Director/Writer: Frank Berry
Producers: Donna Eperon, Tristan Orpen Lynch, Aoife O’Sullivan
Starring: Dafhyd Flynn, Lalor Roddy & Moe Dunford

After agreeing to hold a bag of drugs for his friend’s older brother, Michael Healy is sentenced to three months in prison. Unaffiliated on the inside, the impressionable teen is attacked and robbed. As Michael’s life begins to change dramatically, his grandfather Francis gets an intimidating visit from local drug dealers looking for the money Michael has lost. Upon release Michael, now institutionalised into criminality, is forced to put into practice what he has learnt in prison when the dealers pay Francis another visit.

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Let’s have fun with DJ Rob C and DJ Paudi Cronin – Funk, Soul, House, Disco on Friday Night at the Nellie Fred’s.

This small intimate venue is available to Musicians/ Dj’s to put on gigs to promote both new and established acts from around the world.

For more info on the location go to Nellie Fred’s.

Director: Jennifer Lebeau
Starring: Bob Dylan, Mary Elizabeth Bridges, Michael Shannon, Tim Drummond

Arena is proud to present Bob Dylan’s Trouble No More. In 1979, Dylan declared to the world that he had become a born-again Christian. His fans were baffled and not for the first time. He toured relentlessly, performing only songs that expressed his Christian message. One of the gigs was filmed but never shown. Forty years later, the film was brought out of the vaults. There was a suggestion that it might merit a documentary. Dylan objected and recommended the commissioning of sermons to be preached between the songs instead. New York writer, Luc Sante was commissioned to compose them; Oscar nominated Michael Shannon was cast as the preacher and Jennifer LeBeau was invited to direct. The result is a gospel service—Dylan style. Once again, he’s come up with something that isn’t like anything else; but Dylan just isn’t like anyone else.

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Writer/Director: Aoife McArdle
Producer: Andrew Freedman
Starring: Ann Skelly, Ryan Lincoln, Conall Keating

Candice, a 17-year-old who longs to escape the boredom of her seaside town, only finds solace in her vivid imagination. When a boy she dreams about turns up in real life, she becomes increasingly entangled with a dangerous local gang.

Filmed under the Irish Film Board’s Catalyst scheme, Aoife McArdle’s stylish debut feature centres around a small Irish seaside community.

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Toronto International Film Festival 2017
Nominated for Audience Award Glasgow Film Festival 2018
Nominated for Crystal Bear award Berlin International Film Festival 2018
Discovery Award Nominee: Ryan Lincoln (Actor)

144mins/2017/Ireland-USA/Black & White/Digital
Director/Writer: Pat Collins
Starring: Michael O’Chonfhlaola, Macdara Ó Fátharta, Jaren Cerf
Acclaimed filmmaker Pat Collins brings the dramatic life story of legendary seannós singer Joe Heaney to the screen in The Song of Granite, an audacious exploration of the man and his music. With an approach that marries traditional narrative episodes with documentary footage, the film will celebrate the music Joe Heaney created while painting an unflinching portrait of Heaney, the man.

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“Song of Granite had the effect of making me weep for a deep part of our culture that I barely know. There can be no higher praise. An absolute masterpiece.”Jason Coyle, Scannain

“The film’s monochromatic images are so beautiful they’re almost as soul-nourishing as the transporting vocals and otherworldly reels the soundtrack envelopes us in” Bob Strauss – Los Angelas Daily News

The Rebeccas: Episodes 1,2,3,4
Director: Michael Chwastiak
Writer: Bex Carney
Producer: Circus Orange Inc
Two women, from another time, find whimsical subjects to occupy every moment. Occasionally, danger crosses their pathway. Sometimes mischief is involved. Other times, it’s simply a conversation over tea.

Early Days: “The Audition” & “Spice Girls”
Director: Harry Sherriff
Writer: Jim Harkness and Harry Sherriff
Producer: Marie Hazelwood
Two struggling creatives daydream about their future careers whilst, worrying if they have what it takes. Harry & Jim are ambitious actors ready to take on the industry but life & strange situations have a habit of getting in their way

Le Myriapode
Director/Writer/Producer: Matthieu Di Paolo
Benoni, Chloe and Fred are in their thirties, struggling with friendship, love and sex. Le Myriapode follows their daily life, through their greatest moments of discomfort and solitude.

Ash Airways: “Nick and Remy”, “Remy” & “Tina”
Director: Mikael Thiery
Writer: Federico Mazzei
Producers: Mikael Thiery & Federico Mazzei
Last minute holidays deal? Bloody excess baggage fees? Cheap customer service? Break on through to the wire side of this low cost Airline from Ireland.

Listen to the Experts: Episodes 1 & 3
Director/Writer: Michael Healy
Producer: Karen Healy
The product of years of scientific research, The Institute of the Marital Sciences offers indisputable evidence that gay marriage will result in terrifying changes to the lunar-geomagnetic profiles of the tiny, wee children.

Mona Lisa’s Cowboy
Director/Writer: Atsushi Ogata
Producer: Sian Evans
Living abroad can be a curse or a blessing. Playfully reflecting on misunderstandings, surprise encounters and the vagaries of an expat life, Mona Lisa Cowboy tells the universal story of wanderers.

Shalom Kabul
22mins/2014/UK/Colour/16mm (screening on digital)
Director: Jack Jewers
Writer: Michael J Flexer
Producers: Jack Jewers, Sarah L Mann
For centuries, a Jewish population thrived in Afghanistan. By the year 2000, there were only two left. They lived together in a derelict corner of Kabul, surrounded by the Taliban. And they couldn’t stand each other.

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