6-9 Dec. The sixth edition of the annual IrishFilmFesta takes place at Rome's Casa del Cinema in Villa Borghese from 6-9 December.
Showcasing features films, documentaries and short films, the programme includes acting masterclasses, conferences and public interviews with this year's special guests, Irish actors Stuart Graham and Fionnula Flanagan. Among the other Irish actors and directors attending are Una Kavanagh, Terry McMahon, Joe Mullins and Laurence McKeown.
The annual festival, which is supported by the Irish embassy to Italy, screens cutting-edge, contemporary Irish movies which are regularly toasted on the international circuit but tend to remain largely unknown to Italian audiences. There are ten short films in competition and there will be three screenings without subtitles.
Wanted in Rome publishes the festival programme below, for further details see the festival website.
Thursday 6 Dec.
17.30 Special screening LIFE AS AN INTERFACE (2012, L.McKeown) doc., 75’(O.V.). Director Laurence McKeown and Italian journalist Silvia Calamati will attend.
20.30 STELLA DAYS (2011, T.O’Sullivan) 90’ (IT. SUBT.)[before the film, short Rhinos, 17’]
Friday 7 Dec.
17.30 “Irish reading suggestions” Conference by Simona Pellis
19.00 Special screening THE BEGRUDGERS (2012, P. Doherty, web series) 30’(IT. SUB.)[Before the screening, conference by Andrea Malagamba: Tv and Web Series]
15.30 SAVING THE TITANIC (2012, M.Sweeney) doc., 90’(IT. SUB.)[before the film, short Jonny Boy, 8’]
17.30 MY BROTHERS (2010, P.Fraser) 90’(IT.SUB.)following: Acting in Film - Masterclass di Terry McMahon [before the film, short Angel 10’]
21.00 TIM ROBINSON: CONNEMARA (2011, P.Collins) doc., 57’(O.V.+ IT TRANSL.)[before the film, short The Crush, 15’]
Saturday 8 Dec.
19.00 THE SHORE (2012, T.George) 29’(O.V.) following: Shorts Competition - Programme 1
15.30 MILO (2012, B&R Boorsma) 90’(IT. SUB.) following: Q&A with main actor Stuart Graham [before the film, short The Boy in the Bubble, 8’]
18.00 Irish Classic SOME MOTHER’S SON (1996, T.George) 112’ (IT. SUB.)[before the film, short Riders to the Sea, 5’] following: Fionnula Flanagan - Public Interview
21.30 GRABBERS (2012, J. Wright) 93’( IT. SUB.)[before the film, short Baby Love, 10’: the director T.White will attend]
Sunday 9 Dec.
17.30 Special screening KEYS TO THE CITY (2012, Brennan, Cannon, Way) (O.V.)Actor Una Kavanagh will attend [before the film, short Even Gods, 18’]
15.30 PILGRIM HILL (2012, G.Barrett) 75’ (IT. SUB.)Following Q&A with main actor Joe Mullins [before the film, short The Girl with the Mechanical Maiden, 15’)
18.00 SHADOW DANCER (2012, J.Marsh) 100’(IT. SUB.)Actor Stuart Graham will present the film[before the film, short An Rinceoir/A Dancer, 4’]
20.30 THE SHORE (2012, T.George) 29’ (IT. SUB.) Following: Shorts - Programme 2
Winning Short Announcement – Festival closing.