The Disappear Here Film Festival will be held in the town of Ballyliffin from Friday 22 September to Sunday 24 September 2017.
Across the weekend there will be a variety of events; film screenings, workshops, industry master classes and culminating in a live music concert by Ballyliffin band The Plea on Sunday 24th September.
The festival will open on Friday 22nd at 8pm in The Ballyliffin Hotel, with the Donegal premiere of one of the most talked about Irish movies of 2017, Emerald City. Two other feature films over the weekend, Penance, 8pm Saturday 23, and The Drummer and The Keeper, 8pm Sunday 24, are sure to attract large audience numbers. A selection of Cast and Crew will attend all of the mentioned headline feature films, with a Q&A session following each screening, allowing the audience the chance to hear directly from the actors and key personnel.
Festival director, Michael McLaughlin, commented on the high quality of submissions from across the board, and can guarantee a weekend of excellent entertainment on many levels. The programme will include short films, documentaries, music videos, animations and feature films, with entries coming from all over Ireland as well as from International filmmakers.
For such a small village, on the Inishowen Peninsula of Donegal, there have been many local achievements. With Nancy's Barn recently crowned World Chowder Champion and the imminent arrival of the Irish Open to Ballyliffin Golf Club in 2018, the Disappear Here Film Festival is another welcome addition to the community.
The festival is aimed at anyone that loves film, as well as those working or considering working within the industry in the future. They are aiming to offer something for children and adults alike, with an animation workshop led by Paul Kelly on Saturday 23, plus on Sunday 24, there will be a Casting and Audition Workshop led by Louise Kiely Casting, one of Ireland’s leading casting agents.
As a new film festival, Tanya McLaughlin, Festival Manager, mentions that what is important to the team at this time is ensuring they bring a high quality event that is well organised and entertaining for all that attend. The hope is that with a successful debut, this festival will become an annual event that can be added to the cultural calendar of Donegal and Ireland for years to come. Disappear Here Film Festival will be another opportunity for the people of Ireland to get together and celebrate the creative talent on offer through the medium of film.
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