Two shorts selected for Irish film festivals

TWO short films produced by DkIT Creative Media students have been selected for screening at film festivals in Dublin and Belfast this month.

TWO short films produced by DkIT Creative Media students have been selected for screening at film festivals in Dublin and Belfast this month.

The Hunchback of County Meath, directed and written by 4th year film student Kim Le Nguyen, was screened at the inaugural Fingal Film Festival on Thursday, March 22.

The film follows Bertie, a lonely, old man that is constantly harassed by the local boys until one day, when he gets his revenge in the most unexpected way.

The film was produced by Mairead Tobin and was part of their 3rd year final project module. Meanwhile, a 2nd year Video & Film student has been short-listed in the ‘Castaway’ Titanic Belfast competition.

The Pride of the Seas, a short film by DkIT student Joske Slabbers along with Gary Boyd, has been short listed for the competition, which is part of the Cinemagic International Film & Television Festival for young people.

All of the ten shortlisted films will be screened at a special showcase at Titanic Belfast on Thursday, March 29 from 2pm - 4pm, where the winning film will be announced.

Cinemagic patron, Oscar-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes - who has lent his support to the competition - will be in Belfast to attend the showcase and take part in a Q&A.

A synopsis of The Pride of the Seas runs as thus: “A young boy takes us on an imaginary sea journey fueled by his

For more information on the Cinemagic festival see www.cinemagic.org.uk