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Events Diary for October 2016 Key: Awards Training Festival Deadline Event
21st September - 2nd October 2016 Raindance Film Festival 2016 
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The Raindance Film Festival is the largest and most important independent film festival in the UK. They showcase features, shorts, web series and music videos by filmmakers from the UK and around the world to an audience of film executives and buyers, journalists, film fans and filmmakers. Along with screenings, there are seminars, workshops and parties to allow everyone the chance to share your passion for film.

30th September - 2nd October 2016 2016 Fingal Film Festival 
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Fingal Film Festival is a platform for emerging Independent Film Makers nationally and internationally. Submissions NOW open for 2016.

30th September - 2nd October 2016 2nd Annual Irish American Movie Hooley 
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We are out to discover the next John Ford, Ed Burns, Preston Sturges, John Huston, or John Patrick Shanley, i.e.; Irish American filmmakers who epitomize Irish American pride, bravado, and legendary storytelling.

September 21st - October 12th, 2016 Filmbase - The Actors’ Intensive Voice Class with Maria Tecce 
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This 4-week intensive voice workshop series is geared towards both professional and non-professional actors/performers. If you use your voice for a living, present or perform on a regular basis, or just want to strengthen your voice, this is the course for you.

1st - 2nd October 2016 Boxed Off Festival 2016 
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Boxed Off Festival will return for it's second year at Fairyhouse Racecourse with an even bigger lineup, better production, more stages and a focus on light based visual art installations.

October 1st, 2016 Final Submission Deadline - ADIFF 
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Its core elements include a select programme of the most exciting international cinema currently on offer, the best new Irish cinema, a retrospective of much loved and forgotten classics, a focus on screenwriting and unique access to a plethora of international filmmaking talent including actors, writers and directors and behind the scenes talent.

October 3rd-November 28th Filmbase - Intro to Acting for TV & Film 
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This rigorous film-acting course is aimed at aspiring and beginners level actors, as well as theatrically trained actors, wanting to make the transition from stage to screen.

October 3rd, 2016 RED ROCK Writers Academy II 
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The RED ROCK Writers Academy II is funded by Screen Training Ireland and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. The aim of the Academy is to discover another next generation of Irish Writers for television, initially by going through an intensive course on writing for RED ROCK and then completing a shadow/trial script. 8 students will be selected for the Academy. On completion of the programme, successful students may be commissioned to write future episodes of the show. Duration: 3-7 October: 1 Story Day - week 10-13 October: Part time/writing weeks - 17 Oct-29 Nov: Final session and course review from Mon 30 Nov-Fri 2 Dec.

6th - 11th October 2016 Pariscience International Science Film Festival 2016 
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Pariscience is a film festival which crosses science with cinema to shed light on the evolution of the various scientific disciplines and their impact on society. Each year, the festival showcases the very best of French and international science-themed films. Many of the films had never been shown on French television.

The festival runs for 6 days in early October and is held at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. It is organised by the Association Science & Télévision (AST), a collective of independent production companies working to promote science on television and developing relationships between the audiovisual sector and the scientific world.

6th - 9th October 2016 Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival 
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We are an independent festival dedicated to bring together established musicians and filmmakers in a forum to celebrate the short films. Musicians who can provide great music and work together with filmmakers, we provide a platform for independent music artists and film score composers to create exposures for themselves through live performances, networking with filmmakers and sales or free giveaway of their materials. Festival dates 06-09 October 2016.

6th - 9th October 2016 In The Writers Room with Matthew Carnahan 
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Filmbase and Screen Training Ireland are pleased to launch In The Writers Room with Matthew Carnahan Creator/Showrunner of Emmy award-winning Showtime series HOUSE OF LIES. This unique course aims to provide Irish writers with an introduction to the current US Television landscape. It will feature: an overview of what Networks are currently developing and buying, what the Network brands stand for and how this influences commissions, break down of the US business model for writer, exploring the workings of Pilot Season, Staffing Season, Development Season and Buying Season.

7th-9th October 2016 Seattle Irish Reels Film Festival 2016 
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The Irish Reels Film Festival is dedicated to bringing the best of contemporary Irish film to US audiences, providing a platform for Irish filmmakers to showcase their independently-produced feature films, documentaries, short films and animation.

Friday October 7th 2016 Submission Deadline - Reel Art Scheme 
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Reel Art is an Arts Council scheme designed to provide film artists with a unique opportunity to make highly creative, imaginative and experimental documentaries on an artistic theme. Operated in association with Filmbase and the Dublin International Film Festival, Reel Art will support two films with a grant of €70–80,000 per project.

Friday October 7th 2016 Submission Deadline - Reel Art Scheme 
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Reel Art is an Arts Council scheme designed to provide film artists with a unique opportunity to make highly creative, imaginative and experimental documentaries on an artistic theme. Operated in association with Filmbase and the Dublin International Film Festival, Reel Art will support two films with a grant of €70–80,000 per project.

9th-16th October 2016 Indie Cork 2016 
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Great films, special experiences and some fun along the journey – exactly what festivals do best! We champion independent productions from Cork, from Ireland and from across the world. Great films continue to be made, films that often don’t get to cinemas or to TV. We believe that festivals are ideal places for such productions, that the network of festivals is an important alternative distribution and exhibition circuit. We know that Cork audiences welcome independent films and we are committed to screening them.

October 10th-December 8th Filmbase - Writing for TV Drama with Eilish Kent 
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Writing Television Drama is a course aimed at writers who are interested in learning more about the fundamental skills of crafting good television drama in all its forms.

12th - 16th October 2016 OFFline Film Festival 2016 
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We're thrilled to announce that the Best Irish Short at this year's OFFline will automatically get distributed to all official film clubs across Ireland. This great prize is presented in association with access CINEMA, the representative organisation for film clubs in Ireland - representing over 80 clubs across the nation.

12th-16th October, 2016 OFFlineFilmFest 
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OFFline Film Festival welcomes a mix of international and Irish visitors to the autumnal beauty of the Irish midlands to view, discuss and share their love for all things film through an exciting programme of events. Premade shorts compete for screening slots and filmmakers who are selected are welcomed as guests of the Festival. Feature films are curated by the festival team and screenings are accompanied by visiting Filmmakers for Q&A sessions. Workshops on all aspects of the craft take place over the course of the Festival weekend. OFFline also has strong youth elements for both primary and secondary school students as well as screenings for Special Needs Students. Last - but definitely not least - is the 57 Hour Film-making Challenge which sees teams from all over Ireland and abroad churn out mini-masterpieces over the course of a few days. It's all good fun and brings this great festival to a frenetic, energetic climax on the closing Sunday!

13th - 22nd October 2016 International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City 2016 
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The International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City (DocsDF) is a private non-profit organization founded in 2006 when in Mexico there were forums exhibition devoted exclusively to the genre of nonfiction.

13th-27th October, 2016 Chicago International Film Festival 
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Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is a year-round non-profit cultural and educational organization dedicated to fostering better communication between people of diverse cultures through the art of film and the moving image. We serve Chicago’s diverse and under-served citizenry by providing access to world-class cinema. We aim to enrich Chicago’s cultural environment by presenting film in contexts that encourage discussion and debate.


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