Here’s a quick rundown of our events today here in Schull. A highlight for many of us is the screening of the acclaimed Run & Jump (above). Post screening, there will be a Q&A with the writer Ailbhe Keoghan hosted by Carmel Winters.

Run & Jump directed by Steph Green stars Emmy-nominated Will Forte (Nebraska, 30 Rock) alongside Maxine Peake (Silk, Shameless) and Ed MacLiam (Holby City). More details below.

Please also come along to our day of forums and seminars taking place at our Plaza Cinema!

Today’s Programme

10.00-18.00 – Adelphi Cinema
2014 Film Submissions – U17 Programme and Programmes 16-22

10.00-12.00 – Plaza Cinema
Producers’ Forum
Chair: Gaby Smyth.
 Panel: Sandy Lieberson, Hilary Durman, John Kelleher and more. A chance to meet experienced producers from the film and television world, to raise topics for discussion and put questions to the panel.

12.15-13.30 – Plaza Cinema
Sound Seminar
With Rob Flanagan. 
An intoduction to basic sound recording techniques. Many of the films submitted to the festival have poor sound quality, as many filmmakers neglect this craft and do not understand how sound can be greatly improved using little more than the equipment they
already have.

13.30-14.45 – Plaza Cinema
Director of Photography Seminar
With Ian D Murphy.
This seminar introduces the role of the DoP, how he creates a team, how he organizes his crew, and his relationship to the director and other key crew members.

14.45-16.00 – Plaza Cinema
Assistant Director Seminar
With Mike Mallinson.
The role of the first assistant director is far more important than most people realise. He makes the schedules, breaks down the script, and is responsible for the day to day
running of the set, as well as directing the background action.

16.00-17.15 – Plaza Cinema
Animation Seminar
With David Quin.
 An introduction to the art of animation with a distinguished practitioner.

18.00-20.00 – Adelphi Cinema
Thank You Comrades
Director Jack Gold will screen his BBC Play for Today production “Thank You Comrades” which will be followed by a Q&A session hosted by Aidan Stanley.

20.00-22.00 – Adelphi Cinema
Run & Jump
The heart-warming film, which is Steph Green’s feature debut, follows the spirited and impossibly optimistic Vanetia (Peake) who is slowly rebuilding the life she loved following her husband’s (MacLiam) sudden personality-changing stroke. Forte plays a buttoned-up American neuropsychologist who arrives in Ireland to stay with the family to observe Vanetia’s husband. But his continued presence in the house sets the family on course for an emotional collision. 

Kerry-native Ailbhe Keogan is the author of the novel Molly & the Cyclops, published by Hag’s Head Press in 2006. Run & Jump is her first feature film script and was selected as one of twelve to take part in the Berlin Talent Campus Script Station at the 2010 Berlin Film Festival. The film shot in Kerry with Dingle, Slea Head Drive, Duinin Pier and the Three Sisters mountains all showcased on the big screen.

Full details are in our programme (LINK).