FILM fans and tech-heads alike are in for a treat as both worlds collide in the upcoming Dublin Web Fest – Ireland’s only web series and online content festival – which runs from November 24-26 at Generator, Smithfield.
With electronic devices being increasingly used as the primary way to access media, the Dublin Web Fest is a timely festival that is likely to suit many people in our ‘time-poor’ society.
Festival organisers have lined up a diverse range of content, with screenings of short films, web series, music videos and even virtual reality, all made possible by the versatility of web content.
Supported by Dublin City Council, Dublin.ie and the French Embassy in Ireland, some of the festival’s many highlights include the following…
Cazzie David (daughter of Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Larry David) presents her new web series, Eighty Sixed, described as a comic and insightful look into millennials and their digital-era neuroses;
The world festival premiere Screening of Stand Down – a silent short film starring Billy Bob Thornton set to a searing rock’n’roll song of the same name;
A workshop with Irish editor Tony Kearns (Cardboard Gangsters, Black Mirror and music videos for The Prodigy, Radiohead and The Chemical Brothers, to name but a few), with tech enthusiasts able to watch short films via their mobile phones with virtual reality goggles;
Awards night comedy with Lisa Carey ( Laughter Lounge/Electric Picnic Edinburgh Fringe; and
Special guests, including actor/writer/director Phaldut Sharma (The Office, EastEnders, Gavin & Stacey, Gravity, and Children of Men), who comes to Dublin to present his series, I Gotta Be Me – a comedy/documentary series about a present-day Rat Pack impersonator group, which takes a comic look at the entertainment industry.
For further information on all these and other festival highlights, see dublinwebfest.com.