OFFline Film Festival debut for ‘Mini Movies’ by Offaly students

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OFFline Film Festival debut for ‘Mini Movies’ by Offaly students

Students from Kinnitty NS, Shinrone NS and St Brendan’s Community School will see the premiere of their very own “Mini Movies” as part of OFFline Film Festival on Friday, October 14 at 12 noon in Birr Theatre.

In its 6th year, the workshops have seen close to 500 students around Birr creating and premiering their short films as part of the annual festival

Filmmaker Terence White who ran the respective workshops at the beginning of the school term spoke highly of the participation and creativity of students in each session. Terence trained as an actor at the Gaiety School of Acting and as a theatre director with Druid Theatre Company. After eight years directing theatre he made the transition into film-making. He has made numerous drama and factual short films.

The ‘Mini Movies’ are shorts written, acted, directed and filmed by the students themselves. Such a production involves students coming up with a storyline, picking characters, arranging dialogue and creating scenes. Following the launch the movies clips will be available to watch on YouTube.

‘Mini Movies’ will be screened on Friday, October 14 at 12 noon in Birr Theatre, followed by a selection of screenings. Entry is free, however booking is essential. The Mini Movies project is coordinated by Offaly County Council Arts Office and supported by the Arts Council in association with OFFline Film Festival. For more information on the launch or for booking please contact 057 9122911 or for the full  OFFline programme see www.offlinefilmfestival.com