Bleeding good film fest set for Donabate next week

by Sylvia Pownall

The Bleeding Pig Film Festival in Donabate is back for its third year, from Monday, September 10 to Wednesday 12.

The screenings are supported by the Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival and will take place at the usual venue – Keelings pub in Donabate.

The film fest is managed and programmed by Emma Fagan, who runs ‘Fillum’, a company which promotes Irish independent film-makers.

She told Dublin Gazette: “My aim for the festival is to bring independent cinema to the local community of Donabate and to facilitate open discussion between film makers and audiences.”

This year’s film schedule will feature two nights of short films, many of them award-winning, and for the first time the festival will present a feature film, Michael Inside, on Wednesday, September 12.

Writer and director Frank Berry will attend for a Q&A on the award-winning film about a young Dubliner’s terrifying experience being locked up in Mountjoy Prison.

The festival has awarded an F-rating to 70% of the films on the programme, meaning they are written and/or directed by a woman.

Doors open each night at 7.20pm, with screenings starting at 7.30pm sharp. All screenings are free.

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