Great success for the bite sized film festival on the Liffey with iffy 4!

November 29, 2019 10:12 am

The bi-annual short film festival iffy, enjoyed a sold out event last Saturday night at the Pearse theatre in Dublin. Their 5th edition is already set for July 13th 2020 with submissions opening again on March 20th 2020

Filmmakers, film fans and other curious attendees mingled in the charming venue to enjoy mulled wine and hot chocolate before a screening of ten stunning short films. 

The programme included eight films from Ireland and two international films with six of the shorts screened written and directed by women. Although the curators are clear to point out that a theme for the programme is never expressly chosen, this edition’s line up was very unique; touching on comedy, dance, theatre and horror all with an experimental twist.

Festival director Duncan McKenna had this to say about the festivals latest edition:

iffy 4 was a resounding success. On the sellout night, there was a great vibe, good chats and 10 fantastic short films. For that we thank the volunteers, our sponsor Dept, and of course the filmmakers. We look forward to the next edition of iffy, and what that will become

Duncan Mckenna – Festival Director

The winner of the “little iffy” award this year was “Legacy” an experimental film by Derry-based writer and filmmaker Michael Barwise. Described as a journey into the collective gut of cats and Northern Ireland while exploring the lasting impact of violence and the domestication of trauma, the film was produced in association with Channel 4’s Random Acts and premiered on Film 4 as part of The Troubles on Film Season in September.

Michael Barwise, Director of Legacy

This festival was a pleasure to attend. The organisers were lovely to deal with and they brought a cohesion to the audience experience with their enthusiasm and respect for film. Met some interesting professionals at the relaxed reception. Looking forward to the next one – I’ll be going for the pure enjoyment whether I have a film showing or not.

Anne Marie Kelly, Director, Writer, Actor

The fifth iffy will take place on July 13th 2020.  The team are very excited to see what films come their way, and what sort of show that will create. Submissions will be open from  March 20th on Filmfreeway.

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