by Admin · June 28, 2011
This February Dublin city is hosting the Jameson International Film Festival from the 18th until the 28th. Known as Ireland’s premiere feature film festival, it promises to offer visitors an extensive program of one hundred and thirty films. Both national and international talent will be showcased during the festival’s run with red carpet gala screenings adding some glitz and glamour to the event. In addition the festival will be hosting a number of events alongside the film showings. Visitors will be able to take part in industry master classes, attend interviews with key industry figures as well as hearing about the latest issues in the panel discussions.
The festival originally came to Dublin city in 2003 and since then has become a celebration of film as an art form. Attended by a large number of, directors, actors, screenwriters, and other film industry professionals it really is a unique experience for anyone interested in film. A number of film greats have been shown at the festival over the years, with many high profile individuals joining in the celebration. Those getting involved since the festival begun have included Daniel Day Lewis, Colin Firth, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, and Colin Farrell amongst many others.
Films are presented in a number of different venues across Dublin City centre, including a number of impressive venues. If you like the experience of the big screen then you will be pleased to know that cinemas such as The Savoy and the Lighthouse Cinema will also be screening films. For a vast majority of the films being shown the festival will be the first time they are shown in Ireland. For some the festival will be the only place in Ireland where the films can actually be viewed. Whilst films will be shown from across the globe, The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival places great emphasis on the showcasing the best of Irish Film talent.
A wide range of films from documentary to grand feature films created by home grown industry professionals will be shown. Dublin City is easy to reach by car, being serviced by some of the country’s main motorways. The M50 circles the south, west and North of the city and connects to a number of the national primary routes. The airport is nearby and offers a number of options for car rental should you need to pick up a car to complete your trip. Accommodation in Dublin is plentiful but it is advisable to book in advance as the festival is expected to attract many out of town visitors.
If you have not been to Dublin City before there is a great deal to see and do aside from the Festival. For shopping, dining and nightlife there is a wealth of options to suit all tastes and budgets. If you like film or just want to soak up the atmosphere of the festival then Dublin City is the place to be this February.
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