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Junior Galway Film Fleadh 16th - 19th November 2011

17th JGFF Day by Day Guide

Date Time Event Page Wed 16th 10.15 THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ADÈLE BLANC-SEC 3 10.30 Acting for the Screen WORKSHOP 13 12.30 ARRIETTY 4 14.15 GEARRSCANNÁIN 5 Thur 17th 10.30 NeukÖlln Unlimited 6 10.30 STOP MOTION Animation Workshop 13 12.30 BALLYMUN LULLABY 7 14.00 Script Competition FINALS 7 14.00 WASTE LAND 8 Fri 18th 10.00 HAMLET WORKSHOP - FOR LEAVING CERTiFICATE 2012 9 11.45 JUNIOR FILMMAKERS SHORTS Programme 10 14.00 YOUNG FILMMAKERS Shorts Programme 11 20.00 LOUDER THAN A BOMB 12 Sat 19th 10.30 STOP MOTION Animation Workshop 13 12.00 SURPRISE ANIMATION FEATURE + SHORTS 12 12.00 FROM PAGE TO SCREEN DISCUSSION 13 13.00 THE HOT HOUSE SHORT FILM - PANEL DISCUSSION 12 14.00 iRADIO BROADCASTING SKILLS WORKSHOP 13 14.15 MANGA ANIMATION WORKSHOP 13 Screenings €5.50. Shorts Programmes/Discussion €3.00. Workshops €12.50.

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Town Hall Theatre 10.15 Wednesday 16th November 2011

The Extraordinary Adventures of

Adèle Blanc-Sec

France 2011 Adventure/World Cinema Director Luc Besson Cast Louise Bourgoin, Mathieu Amalric, Gilles Lellouche French language with English subtitles


107 mins

“Amelie meets Indiana Jones” Empire Magazine If you like this, you may also like Arrietty and our From Page To Screen Discussion

Legendary Director Luc Besson’s latest film is a thrilling, humourous and action-packed adaptation of Jacques Tardi’s classic comic-book series. The year is 1912. Adèle Blanc-Sec, an intrepid young reporter, will go to any lengths to achieve her aims, including sailing to Egypt to tackle mummies of all shapes and sizes. Meanwhile, in Paris, it’s panic stations! A 136 million-year old pterodactyl egg on a shelf in the natural history museum has mysteriously hatched, and the bird subjects the city to a reign of terror from the skies. But nothing fazes Adèle Blanc-Sec, whose adventures reveal many more extraordinary surprises... Key Study Areas French Language, Comic Book Adaptation, World Cinema, Cultural Studies. Study Notes will be available for students/teachers on the day. With the support of the The French Embassy in Ireland.


Town Hall Theatre 12.30 Wednesday 16th November 2011



Japan 2011 Animation Director Hiromasa Yonebayashi Cast Saoirse Ronan, Tom Holland, Mark Strong English language version

94 mins

Studio Ghibli’s new animated feature Arrietty is an adaptation of Mary Norton’s much-loved children’s classic The Borrowers.

This stunning Japanese animation tells the story of Arrietty, a miniscule young girl who lives under the floorboards of an old house with her equally tiny father and mother. However, their peaceful existence in interrupted when the curious 14 year old allows herself to be seen, by Sho, a 12 year old human boy. The two get to know each other, and an unlikely friendship soon blossoms, but the friendship is discovered by Haru, the housekeeper, who becomes aware of the borrowers’ existence. What will become of them now? Key Study Areas Literary Adaptation, Animation, Art. If you like this, you may also like The Exteaordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec and our From Page To Screen Discussion


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Amharclann na Cathrach 14.15 Dé Céadaoin 16ú Samhain

Gearrscannáin Irish language with English subtitles


80 nóimead

Rogha de ghearrscannáin chomhaimseartha ina bhfuil an Ghaeilge á húsáid mar theanga bheo, bhríomhar, atá an-oiriúnach chun téamaí agus mórcheisteanna a bhaineann do dhaoine óga a phlé.

Ab initio stiúrthóir Marion Ní Loingsigh | 23 nóiméad Sa scéal álainn seo faoi theacht in aois, filleann Fionnuala ar an mbaile tar éis di an Coláiste a fhágáil agus bliain a chaitheamh ag taisteal. Tosaíonn sí ag múineadh grúpa ilchineálach daoine óga, agus bíonn uirthi féachaint ar a háit féin sa domhan dá bharr.

Ab Initio

An Rinceoir stiúrthóir Elaine Gallagher | 4 nóiméad Léirítear an ghrá atá ag cailín óg do rince Gaelach agus í ag glacadh páirt i gcomórtas feise. E Elaie Gallagher’s short AN RINCEOIR demonstrates a young girls grá for Irish Films.

Asal stiúrthóir Tom Sullivan | 11 nóiméad Cuireann Fionn, iascaire óg, gach rud i mbaol chun teacht i gcabhair ar chara. Buaiteoir Ghradam Tiernan McBride don Ghearrscannán is Fearr

An Buille stiúrthóir Marion Ní Loingsigh | 23 nóiméad

An Rinceoir

Tá Éamaonn ag seachaint a mhac Neidín mar gheall ar bhrú airgid agus brú oibre, sa scannán seo atá bunaithe ar bhunshaothar de chuid Liam Ó Flaithearta. Lá amháin, áfach, bíonn iallach orthu an lá a chaitheamh le chéile. Tarlaíonn teagmháil fhisiciúil ghairid, a bhíonn mórthionchar aici orthu beirt. Cé nach gcuireann ceachtar acu in iúl go soiléir é, airíonn siad go bhfuil fás tagtha ar a gcaidreamh mar gheall ar an méid a thit amach, agus go bhfuil deis acu an caidreamh sin a thabhairt slán.

An Buille

An Ghaeilge - Give It a Go stiúrthóir C Sayers/Coláiste Pobail na Gaillimhe | 5 nóiméad Clár faisnéise gairid a dhíríonn ar dhaoine a raibh tionchar acu in úsáid na Gaeilge, ag léiriú go bhfuil an Ghaeilge beo agus go bhfuil sí á húsáid.

Foras na Gaeilge Gearrscannán déanta le Scoil Chuimsitheach Chiaráin, An Cheathrú Rua, Co. na Gaillimhe), le tacaíocht ó Fhoras na Gaeilge

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Town Hall Theatre 10.30 Thursday 17th November 2011

Neukölln Unlimited Germany 2010 Directors Agostino Imondi & Dietmar Ratsch German language with English subtitles



96 mins

“An extraordinary movie about the simple life of an extraordinary family”

Lial, Hassan and Maradona Akkouch are talented street dancers and musicians who live in Berlin’s Neukölln district. Becoming increasingly well known, they also live in fear of deportation to Lebanon as their residency status is still unresolved, although they have lived in Germany for 18 years. Lial and Hassan decide to use their talents to support the family but Maradona gets increasingly in trouble, putting himself even more at risk. This is a wonderful and hard-hitting documentary about a family’s struggle for the right to stay in Berlin, Germany. Key Study Areas German language, Social and Civic Studies, Music, Dance. Study Notes will be available for students/teachers on the day. In co-operation with the Goethe-Institut Irland. In collaboration with IFI Education. This film will be introdoced by the Education Officer of the IFI. 6

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Town Hall Theatre 12.30 Thursday 17th November 2011

Ballymun Lullaby Ireland Director Frank Berry




70 mins

“A gentle and heart warming documentary that is as much about the local community as it is about music”.

Music teacher Ron Cooney has been working in the Republic of Ireland’s only high-rise housing estate for 15 years. During this time he has seen the area undergo a dramatic transformation, including the demolition of six of its seven tower blocks. The young people of Ballymun have an extraordinary story to tell, and Ron spends a year of his life curating a collection of music that gives voice to their story. A dynamic, funny, and driven man, despite his own health problems, what Ron and his students have achieved is simply amazing. Key Study Areas Social and Civic Studies, Youth and Community Studies, Music/Choirs, Irish Cinema. Town Hall Studio 14.00 Thursday 17th November 2011

Script Competition Finals Come and join us for the Finals of the 2011 Junior Galway Film Fleadh Script Competition. See page 14 for full details of this exciting event! Bookings 091 562200 or


Town Hall Theatre 14.00 Thursday 17th November 2011

Waste Land


Brazil/UK 2010 Documentary Director Lucy Walker Co directed by Joao Jardim and Karen Harley English and Portuguese language with English subtitles

98 mins

“Waste Xxxxxx Land transcends the artist-documentary format with it’s concern for social and environmental issues”

Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores” – self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Director Lucy Walker offers a stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit. Moby scored soundtrack. Key Study Areas Art, Photography, Environment, South American Studies.


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Town Hall Theatre 10.00 Friday 18th November 2011

Leaving Certificate 2012

Hamlet Workshop


90 mins Hamlet is one of the most complex and fascinating characters in literature. At once brilliant, witty, intelligent and passionate Hamlet is also a man prone to fevered-obsessions, bouts of profound melancholy and maybe even madness. This results in Hamlet fixating on the nature of revenge, agonizing over the morality of such an act and ultimately procrastinating, with tragic results, in his quest to avenge his father’s death. The central complexity of the character and indeed the play itself has resulted in many differing interpretations of the play, on both stage and screen. This workshop will present selected scenes from two film versions of the play, which will be used to illustrate the way the text engages with key themes. The workshop will be an engaging and interactive discussion of these themes and the importance they play in adapting the Bard’s greatest work. Themes discussed will include Filial Obligation/Duty | Role of Women in Society | Revenge | Betrayal The Human Condition = Madness and Mortality (Hamlet/Yorick) | Death | Appearance vs Reality

Outreach Programme


Duration Film 90 mins followed by discussion

As part of the Junior Galway Film Fleadh’s aim to extend the festival to the wider County Galway area we are delighted to offer secondary schools the chance of having a screening of the feature film THE CROCODILES STRIKE BACK (Die Coolste Band ist Zuruck) – the follow up to 2009’s well received THE CROCODILES - in their school. In this new action packed adventure the gang are called to save a local factory from closure. The film (German with English subtitles) is suitable for those studying German from ages 13-15 years old. To book or for further information email or call 091 562 200. In co-operation with the Goethe-Institut Irland.

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Town Hall Theatre 11.45 Friday 18th November 2011

Junior Filmmakers Shorts


70 mins

The Junior Film Fleadh is proud to host a showcase of short films created by young people between the ages of 7-13 years old. These shorts have been made by schools, youth groups, summer camps and independently. The winning short (chosen by a jury of film professionals) will screen at the Galway Film Fleadh in July 2012. Little Black Donkey

Titles include: NEWS GONE WRONG (Trading Faces Film School, Galway) MOUSE (dir Hal Warner Clayton) THE FIRST ROSE (Scoil Eoin, Kerry) GO SONA SASTA (SN Inis Arcain, Cork) LITTLE BLACK DONKEY (Claddagh NS, Galway) IDIOT NINJA (Northwest Film School) YOU GOT POMPLESNITCHED (dir Nat Rowbotham) POMPLESNITCH: BOMBS 2 GO (dir Nat Rowbotham) JEDWARD LOST IN EGYPT (Northwest Film School) AREA 51: WHERE’S REX (dir B & J McKeon & Oisin Gogarty) THE ENTREPRENEURIAL FRIENDS (dir Isabelle Heuze) BATTLE FOR POWERADE (Northwest Film School) DUBLIN ZOO NUMBER 2 (dir Garry McHugh), COUNTDOWN (Peterswell NS, Limerick)


Idiot Ninja

Battle For Powerade


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Town Hall Theatre 14.00 Friday 18th November 2011

Young Filmmakers Shorts


95 mins

The Junior Film Fleadh is proud to host a showcase of short films created by young people between the ages of 13-18 years old. These shorts have been made by schools, youth groups, summer camps and independently. The winning short (chosen by a jury of film professionals) will screen at the Galway Film Fleadh in July 2012.

Titles include: MY TRIP TO INDIA (dir Arran Bradstock) AN GAEILGE GIVE IT A GO (Galway Community College) THE THICKNESS OF ICE (TY St Raphael’s College, Loughrea) SNACK ATTACK (dir Eoghan O’Mara) M.C.I. (St Brendan’s College, Bellmullet) GAIRMSCOIL NA bPAIRSACH (Ros Muc) CRAZY FROG (School Completion Project, Tuam) THE RAGDOLL (dirs Rachael McCluskey & Bridget Mary Wilson) WINDCHASERS (dir Eoin Collins, Outlands College) DELUSIONAL CRUELTY (dir Jack Doyle) THE SHINY SHOVEL GANG (TY St Coleman’s College) A LIFELESS LIFE (dir Pascale Kasirabo) LOVE EMILY (Northwest Film School) ALL CREATURES (dir Andrew Skillen) FAIRYTALES ANONYMOUS (Northwest Film School) THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE (A GFC Training Film 2011) ST MARY’S GRAVEYARD (TY Clifden Community School) FORAS NA GAEILGE SHORT (Scoil Chuimsitheach Chiaráin An Cheathrú Rua) with support from Foras na Gaeilge

My Trip To India

Snack Attack

A Lifeless Life

All Creatures

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Huston Film School 20.00 Friday 18th November 2011

Junior Galway Film Fleadh After Dark presents

Louder Than A Bomb

USA 2011 Documentary/World Cinema Director Greg Jacobs & Jon Siskel This screening will be followed by a live slam poetry performance


99 mins

LOUDER THAN A BOMB chronicles the stereotype-confounding stories of four teams as they prepare for and compete in the world’s largest youth poetry slam in Chicago. By turns hopeful and heartbreaking, the film captures the lives of these unforgettable young people, exploring the ways writing shapes their world. This is not poetry as we know it from school but rather language as a joyful release, using words which simultaneously dance with the grace of the ballet and explode from the stage with the force of an A-bomb. How and why they do it is the story at the heart of this inspiring film. Key Study Areas Poetry, Writing, Performance, Documentary, Sociology/Education, Cultural Studies.

Hothouse Short Film Panel in association with Fresh Film Festival 13.00 Saturday 19th November 2011. Town Hall Theatre. Age 14-18 yrs limited places. 45 mins Fresh Film Festival has worked with young Irish filmmakers for over 15 years. During the 2011 festival Fresh colaborated closely with a group of young experienced filmmakers forming the ‘Hothouse Group’ which has now received funding from the Arts Council to make a 10 minute short. The group is made up of 12 young filmmakers, all assigned specific roles who are currently working on this short. The Junior Galway Film Fleadh is proud to host a panel discussion featuring members from the Hothouse Group who will give an insight into their experiences as young Irish Filmmakers and offer tips and advice for budding young filmmakers. Town Hall Theatre 12.00 Saturday 19th November 2011

Suprise Children’s Animated Film


Who doesn’t like surprises? We certainly do. This year the Junior Galway Film Fleadh have a very special treat in store for our younger audiences (and any surprise-loving parents) as we present a screening of a secret new children’s animation film. Details will be revealed over the coming weeks, so stay tuned to Facebook and Twitter for clues! 12

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Junior Galway Film Fleadh 16th - 19th November 2011

Workshops All Workshops must be booked in advance 091 562200 or

Acting for the Screen with Linda Bhreathnach (Ros na Rún) 10.30 – 13.00 Wednesday 16th November. Town Hall Theatre. Age 13+ limited places The class will be constructed with the aim of helping the young actor obtain greater confidence in their acting abilities. Beginning with a warm up and then various different games, students will be broken into groups and will each devise their own scene which they will perform for the rest of the class. This will be followed by constructive and interactive criticism.

Stop Motion Animation Workshop with Edith Pieperhoff 10.30 – 13.00 Thursday 17th November. Town Hall Theatre. Age 9+ limited places or 10.30 – 13.00 Saturday 19th November. Town Hall Theatre. Age 9+ limited places This workshop will introduce children to the art of animation. They can learn to create their own super hero or evil villain and direct a short sketch staring their own creations. The course is supervised by experienced workshop facilitators. Materials will be provided, just bring your creativity.

From Page to Screen How novels and comic books inspire the movies with Liam Burke 12.00 – 13.00 Saturday 19th November. Huston Film School. Age 12+ limited places Where does a movie begin its journey to the screen? For many films – including blockbusters Twilight and Harry Potter and Junior Film Fleadh highlights The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec and Arrietty – this journey begins in another medium. These movies are adaptations: films that are based on a pre-existing source such as novels, plays and comic books. However, as this talk will explore, film adaptations are nothing new; with a variety of sources inspiring cinema’s most popular characters, scenarios and fantastic stories.

iRadio Broadcasting Workshop with Dave O’Connor 14.00 – 15.30pm Saturday 19th November. Flirt FM, NUI Galway. Age 16+ limited places Gain invaluable insight into the workings of radio broadcasting with professional broascaster Dave O’Connor (iWakeUp). Areas covered include presentation skills, co-presenting and news reading.

Manga Comic Book Workshop with John Jennings 14.15 – 16.15 Saturday 19th November. Galway City Museum. Age 13+ limited places Join award winning artist John Jennings for his Manga Comic Book Workshop. John has had his Manga published in Magazines and he also had exhibitions and talks. He will help you to design your own Manga / Comic book character, the only limit is your imagination. Bring your own pens / pencils / paper. Special thanks to Galway City Museum. Bookings 091 562200 or


Junior Galway Film Fleadh 16th - 19th November 2011

Script Competition

Have you got the X-Factor for Storytelling? The Junior Galway Film Fleadh, in association with Galway Film Centre and SpunOut, (a leading national youth organisation) announce their forth annual story pitch competition for 13 – 18 years old. Interested in entering? Then write a short (500 word) idea for a story – a feature film, a short film, a documentary, a book or – even a video game! Draft your idea and practice in front of family and friends. Become comfortable performing the story outline. Because, should your idea be one of the 3 shortlisted, you will be invited to present it on the stage at the Town Hall Theatre to an assembled audience and jury on Thursday 17th November. Prize Sponsored by Galway Film Centre (see for details)

Closing date Wednesday 2nd November 2011 Post or email entries to: Junior Galway Film Fleadh Script Competition 36D Merchants Dock, Merchants Road, Galway Email Entry Forms From or from and

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17th Junior Galway Film Fleadh  
17th Junior Galway Film Fleadh  

Programme of the 17th Junior Galway Film Fleadh which runs from the 16th-19th November 2011