Wicklow Film Festival 2017 - September 8 to 10

Wicklow Film Festival 2017 - September 8 to 10

Mermaid Arts Centre puts social justice on the big screen with a festival of Irish and international films that shine a light on both inequality and our ability to triumph over the challenges of the modern world.

Taking place between Friday 8th and Sunday 10th September 2017, each of the seven films programmed in this, the second Wicklow Film Festival, will be accompanied by post-screening discussions lead by film makers and social commentators.

This year's festival is a collaboration between Mermaid and Outpost Studios, a Wicklow-based visual artist’s studio workspace. As an artist and member of Outpost Studios, Raine Hozier Byrne led the selection of films along with her son, writer/director Jon Hozier Byrne and visual artist Eleanor Philips.

This year the screenings will feature some daring deconstructions of gender inequality, racism, and poverty.

Each film will be accompanied by engaging post-film discussions with filmmakers, experts, and activists.


FILM FESTIVAL LINE-UP

Friday 8 September
12.00 MACHINES
Post-film discussion with speakers including Caelainn Hogan, Writer for the New York Times.
 
19.00 SANCTUARY
Post-film discussion with Director Len Collin & Screenwriter Christian O’Reilly.
 
Saturday 9 September
13.00 TWICE SHY
Post-film discussion with speakers including Anna Cosgrave, Founder of Repeal Project
 
16.00 DO NOT RESIST
Post-film discussion with speakers: Prof. Diane Negra, Head of UCD Film Department & Gavan Reilly, Politicial Correspondent
 
19.00 PILGRIMAGE
Post-film discussion with Director Brendan Muldowney & Screenwriter Jamie Hannigan.
 
Sunday 10 September
13.00 EAT YOUR CHILDREN
Post-film discussion with speakers including Director Treasa O’Brien.
 
16.00 THE CRYING GAME
Post-film discussion with speakers including Filmmaker Paddy Breathnach.


For additional details visit

Wicklow Film Festival 2017 Website