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Cardboard Gangsters to open Fingal


- Other films selected at the Irish festival include Gerard Walsh’s South, Risteard O'Domhnaill’s Atlantic and Xuban Intxausti’s In Dialogue

Cardboard Gangsters to open Fingal
Cardboard Gangsters by Mark O’Connor

The 2016 edition of the Fingal Film Festival (30 September – 2 October) will kick off with the Dublin premiere of Irish film Cardboard Gangsters [+see also:
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by Mark O’Connor. Other selections include Gerard Walsh’s South (Ireland), Risteard O'Domhnaill’s Atlantic (Ireland/Canada/Norway) and Xuban Intxausti’s In Dialogue, a Basque/Irish production made in Belfast as part of the Europa Transit framework. In homage to the 1916 Easter Rising centenary, the festival will also screen a few revolutionary themed films including Ken Loach’s The Wind That Shakes the Barley [+see also:
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interview: Ken Loach
interview: Rebecca O’Brien
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In addition, Irish related short films from emerging filmmakers will compete for the “Gaeilge is Fearr” award (Irish Language Award).

This year’s workshop series include an animation workshop from Stephen Fagan, Founder and Creative Director of Treehouse Republic. Supervising Sound Editor Niall Brady from Screen Scene will lead the Sound Design workshop with a case study of Lenny Abrahamson’s Room [+see also:
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. This session will also feature guest speaker Steve Fanagan from Ardmore Sound.

Dave Byrne, Creative Director of the Fingal Film Festival, said, “We are thrilled about the selection of films we have for our Irish and international audience this year. There are some spectacular films lined up.”

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