GMIT Film students' Graduate Screenings: Eye (14 June)
IFTA award winner Lelia Doolan to open GMIT Film Screenings
Date Article Written:
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Final-year students of the BA in Film & Television in GMIT will screen their work to an invited audience in the EYE cinema, Galway, on Thursday, 14th June, 11.30am. The programme includes a selection of short documentary and fiction films by 29 students covering a diverse and eclectic range of subject matter.
The screenings will be formally opened by former GMIT lecturer Lelia Doolan, winner of the George Morrison Feature Documentary IFTA for Bernadette; Notes on a Political Journey.
In the short film category,"Oddity"is a story about Alex, a young teenager who is just now ready to 'come out' to his parents whilst "Abjection" tells the story of a single mother in search of companionship. "The Betrayal" tells the story of a doomed friendship with sinister consequences.
In the documentary section of the programme "The Shed" explores why men don't talk face to face but shoulder to shoulder. In "Alone" the director reflects on the notion of personal loneliness. "Sacred" explores Fort Hill cemetery (Galway city), a resting ground for the dead and their relics which provides a sense of both sadness and beauty. Finally, as the world passes by rapidly and unremorseful "No.1" shows that there is a unique home with an absolute sense of silence, patience and grace.
"We were delighted that the documentary No. 1 has been selected in competition for 'Best Short Documentary' in this year's Galway Film Fleadh in July." says Celine Curtin, GMIT Film & TV Programme Chair.
"These screenings are seen as a public celebration of the work, time and effort put into the student projects during their graduate year."
"We are very hopeful that this year's graduates will be successful in securing work in their chosen field as despite the downturn in the economy the audiovisual industry continues to flourish."
For further information on GMIT's Film & Television degree programme, see: http://www.gmit.ie/humanities/dept-humanities-film-tv.html
A scene from the short film Oddity by GMIT Film & Television student Eoghan McEntee which will be screened alongside other GMIT student films and documentaries at their graduate screenings in the Eye Cinema, Galway City, on Wednesday 14 June, 11.30am.