masterclasses and other things at Galway Film Fleadh

Posted: July 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

ACTING MASTERCLASS

Zachary Quinto
€50 | Friday 12th July 2013 | 10a.m. – 1p.m. | Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway

The 25th Galway Film Fleadh, in association with Hubbard Casting and Screen Training Ireland, are delighted to announce that Zachery Quinto will be the subject of this year’s Actors Masterclass.

“I have an inherent understanding to his (Spock’s) nature, which is one of duality – the head versus the heart. That is certainly something I can relate to. As someone who has been considered pretty intellectual and wordy, I also have a deep well of emotional life. I understand what it means to be in constant relationship to both of those aspects of myself.”

The role of Spock required an actor capable of cultivating a strong emotional life that lies just under the surface, only exploding forth at times of great duress. Feeling emotions but only rarely emoting them is something counter-intuitive to most actors but Quinto absolutely nailed the balance in his big-screen breakthrough, garnering rave reviews for his portrayal and helping the film earn over $250 million internationally, making it the most successful film of the long-running Star Trek franchise.

The prolific actor has gone on to star in such popular TV shows as 24, Heroes and American Horror Story, as well as producing and starring in Margin Call. Now, fresh from reprising his role as Mr. Spock in Star Trek into Darkness, Quinto is preparing to make his long-anticipated return to the West of Ireland for the 25th Galway Film Fleadh.

The Actors Masterclass will be hosted by John Hubbard of Hubbard Casting and will provide an intensive interactive environment in the skills, methodology and aesthetics of film acting aimed at actors working or wanting to work more in film. The masterclass will cover such topics as:

Starting out as an actor
Dealing with casting directors
Securing an agent
Preparing for an audition
Working on set
Relationship with the director and many more.

Places are limited – please be advised that all applicants MUST be over 18 years of age and MUST submit a CV and headshot in order to be considered for a place.

The masterclass costs €50 and will take place on Friday the 12th of July from 10am – 1pm in the Radisson Hotel, Galway. To apply for a place, log onto http://www.screentrainingireland.ie with your CV and register your details. Please email your headshot and contact details to masterclasses@galwayfilmfleadh.com

For further information on all masterclasses and workshops, please contact Brónagh Keys at 091-562200 or email: masterclasses@galwayfilmfleadh.com

**Update**
The closing date for applications has been extended to 1pm Thursday the 4th of July 2013

Past Actors have included:
Amanda Plummer, Michael Fassbander, Jessica Lange, Jeremy Irons, Kathy Bates, Campbell Scott, Patricia Clarkson, John Lynch, Stanley Tucci, Pierce Brosnan, Aidan Quinn, Colm Meaney, Woody Harrelson and Gabriel Byrne

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SCREENWRITING MASTERCLASS

Screenwriting Masterclass

Daniel Waters

€50 | Thursday July 11th 2013 | 3p.m. – 6p.m. | Radisson Blu Hotel


 

The 25th Galway Film Fleadh, in association with the National Film School at I.A.D.T. is delighted to announce that Daniel Waters will be the subject of this year’s Screenwriters Masterclass.

 

‘People will look at the ashes of Westerburg and say, “Now there’s a school that self-destructed, not because society didn’t care, but because the school was society.” Now that’s deep.’- JD (Christian Slater),Heathers

 

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, raised in the wilds of Indiana, educated in Montreal, Daniel Waters came to Los Angeles in the 80’s where he did the de rigueur video-store-clerk-to-screenwriter transformation and burst onto the scene with Heathers, the seminal 1989 dark comedy that re-defined the Teen Film genre, for better or worse. From there, poor Daniel got swept up into the world of big-budget action films with varying success: The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990), Hudson Hawk(1991), the Catwoman-scented Batman Returns (1992), and Demolition Man (1993), which chillingly predicted Arnold Schwartzenegger’s political future.

 

According to Daniel, he got off the studio merry-go-round to write many dazzlingly brilliant and therefore unmade scripts before embarking on a directing career (Happy Campers 2000, Sex and Death 101 2008) that has brought joy to ‘tens and tens of people around the globe’.
Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters, now shooting in London, marks Daniel’s entree into the supernatural-young-adult-novel-adaptation world (He likes to come to genres as they are dying) and his first collaboration with Mark Waters, his commercially more successful younger brother.

 

The Screenwriters Masterclass will be facilitated by Mary Kate O Flanagan. Mary Kate works with writers and producers internationally, helping to shape and polish screenplays. She has designed and delivered training for screenwriters across Europe with her colleagues from USC since 2006. She is a lecturer at The National Film School at I.A.D.T. in Ireland and FAMU in Prague as well as a guest expert at The London Screenwriters Festival, MAIA, and lead tutor on the Midpoint and Storyworks script development programmes.

 

The masterclass costs €50 and will take place on Thursday the 11th of July from 3pm – 6pm in the Radisson Hotel, Galway. For further information or to apply for a place, contact Brónagh Keys at 091-562200 or email: masterclasses@galwayfilmfleadh.com

 

The closing date for applications is: 1pm Friday – the 5th of July 2013

 

The MA in Screenwriting at the National Film School, at IADT, has been delivering a prestigious and practical course for more than a decade. We are delighted to support this event with such a master of the craft.

 

Past Screenwriters have included:

Larry Karaszewski, Scott Alexander, Gill Dennis, Sir Ronald Harwood, Christopher Hampton, Martin Daniel, Terry George, Robert Towne, Paul Schrader and Paul Laverty

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DIRECTOR’S MASTERCLASS

Director's Masterclass

Julien Temple

€50 | Thursday 11th July 2013 | 3.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. | Radisson Blu Hotel

 


 

 

The 25th Galway Film Fleadh, in association with Screen Training Ireland, is delighted to announce that Julien Temple will be the subject of this year’s Directors Masterclass.

 

Born in London, England, in 1953, Julien Temple grew up with little interest in film until, when a student at Cambridge, he discovered the works of French anarchist director Jean Vigo. This, along with his interest in the early punk scene in London in 1976, led to his friendship with The Sex Pistols. It was this friendship that later resulted in the controversial documentary The Great Rock and Roll Swindle (1980), which tells the rise of the band from the viewpoint of their manager, Malcolm McLaren. Weaving together interviews, live music, animation and other spectacular footage, Swindle proved to be a critical success despite the controversy surrounding it. The documentary became a cult hit and helped launch Temple into a phenomenally successful career making music videos. He quickly became a wanted man among rock’s elite and in the 1980s, helped pioneer the use of the music video, directing projects for The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, David Bowie, Neil Young and Janet Jackson among others. His early work was (and still is) considered groundbreaking.

 

Temple worked on a variety of projects, Jazzin’ for Blue Jean (1984)The Comic Strip (1981)Absolute Beginners (1986), Earth Girls Are Easy(1988), and many others before returning to his punk roots with a new documentary about the Sex Pistols, The Filth and the Fury (2000), which was told from the band’s perspective. In 2006 he returned to the punk rock scene once again with Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten(2007), a documentary about his longtime friend and Clash frontman. One of his more recent projects came at the request of BBC Arts, which commissioned Temple to produce a documentary about the city of London. The film, This Is London (2012), reflects Temple’s reverence for his home city and shows how the city has changed and adapted since the early 20th century. It concludes with the metropolis preparing to welcome the Olympic Games. The film is a part of a series of city-based music documentaries Temple is directing.

 

The masterclass will be hosted by director Kieron J. Walsh and will cover such topics as:

The role of the director, what is the directors job, from script to screen, relationship with; producer, writer/story editors, director of photography, subjects, editor and composer. The processes of post-production; editing, juxtaposition and montage, construction of artificial time and space, use of music, analysis of selected scenes from the films and creation of authorship in editing.

 

The masterclass costs €50 and will take place on Thursday the 11th of July from 3.30pm – 6.30pm in the Radisson Hotel, Galway. To apply for a place, log onto www.screentrainingireland.ie with your CV and register your details. Please email your contact details tomasterclasses@galwayfilmfleadh.com

For further information on all masterclasses and workshops, please contact Brónagh Keys at 091-562200 or email:masterclasses@galwayfilmfleadh.com

 

**Update**

The closing date for applications has been extended to Thursday the 4th of July 2013

 

Past Directors have included:

Ventura Pons, David Mackenzie, Stephen Daldry, Alex Gibney, Volker Schloendorff, Nic Roeg, Luis Mandoki, Agnieszka Holland, Mira Nair, Abbas Kiarostami, Stephen Frears, Michael Winterbottom, Walter Salles and Anthony Minghella.

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CASTING WORKSHOP

Casting Workshop

 

€50 | Saturday July 13th, 2013 | 2 – 5p.m. | Radisson Blu Hotel


 

The 25th Galway Film Fleadh, in association with Hubbard Casting, are proud to present a casting workshop with Ros and John Hubbard.

 

Casting Director Ros Hubbard, who is from Dublin, set up Hubbard Casting with her husband John, who is from Norfolk, in 1976 and now works from their HQ in London and Dublin. Their children, Dan and Amy, have since joined them in the business and are very successful casters in their own right. Amy’s recent work includes The Hobbit, directed by Peter Jackson, The Selfish Giant, directed by Clio Bernard and currently shooting in Ireland Our Robot Overlords, directed by Jon Wright. Dan has recently completed Captain Phillips, directed by Paul Greengrass and is currently casting Downton Abbey and Suite Francaise directed by Saul Dibb.

 

In a career that has spanned over 30 years, the Hubbard outfit’s notable discoveries have included Orlando Bloom, whom they cast in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Kate Winslet and they currently have Aidan Turner and James Nesbitt starring in The Hobbit. In addition to presiding with Alan Parker over the epic Irish casting process for The Commitments, the many notable recent Hubbard Casting credits include Romeo and JulietThe Necessary Death of Charlie CountrymanWhole Lotta Sole, and Summer in February and John and Ros are currently casting Draculafor Irish director Gary Shore and NBC Universal. Ros has won many awards for her contribution to film, the last being when she and John were honoured for their work on The Commitments at the Oscar Wilde Awards in LA in 2011. Recently, in an effort to assist films getting made they have started to produce, they are currently producing The Hound Of Erin, directed by Gary Shore and One Square Mile, directed by Michael Caton-Jones but love and will continue to cast.

 

Places are limited – all successful applicants MUST bring an updated CV and headshot with them on the day, and have a monologue prepared and ready to perform (no longer than 1 minute). The Hubbards may choose to ‘spot pick’ performers as there may not be enough time for everyone to perform. Please note there is an age restriction on this workshop – applicants must be over 17 years of age and as old as they like!

 

The workshop costs €50 and will take place on Saturday the 13th of July from 2pm – 5pm in the Radisson Hotel, Galway. For further information or to apply for a place, contact Brónagh Keys at 091-562200 or emailmasterclasses@galwayfilmfleadh.com

The closing date for applications is: Friday – the 5th of July 2013

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CASTING WORKSHOP

€50 | Saturday July 13th, 2013 | 2 – 5p.m. | Radisson Blu Hotel

The 25th Galway Film Fleadh, in association with Hubbard Casting, are proud to present a casting workshop with Ros and John Hubbard.

Casting Director Ros Hubbard, who is from Dublin, set up Hubbard Casting with her husband John, who is from Norfolk, in 1976 and now works from their HQ in London and Dublin. Their children, Dan and Amy, have since joined them in the business and are very successful casters in their own right. Amy’s recent work includes The Hobbit, directed by Peter Jackson, The Selfish Giant, directed by Clio Bernard and currently shooting in Ireland Our Robot Overlords, directed by Jon Wright. Dan has recently completed Captain Phillips, directed by Paul Greengrass and is currently casting Downton Abbey and Suite Francaise directed by Saul Dibb.

In a career that has spanned over 30 years, the Hubbard outfit’s notable discoveries have included Orlando Bloom, whom they cast in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Kate Winslet and they currently have Aidan Turner and James Nesbitt starring in The Hobbit. In addition to presiding with Alan Parker over the epic Irish casting process for The Commitments, the many notable recent Hubbard Casting credits include Romeo and Juliet, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, Whole Lotta Sole, and Summer in February and John and Ros are currently casting Dracula for Irish director Gary Shore and NBC Universal. Ros has won many awards for her contribution to film, the last being when she and John were honoured for their work on The Commitments at the Oscar Wilde Awards in LA in 2011. Recently, in an effort to assist films getting made they have started to produce, they are currently producing The Hound Of Erin, directed by Gary Shore and One Square Mile, directed by Michael Caton-Jones but love and will continue to cast.

Places are limited – all successful applicants MUST bring an updated CV and headshot with them on the day, and have a monologue prepared and ready to perform (no longer than 1 minute). The Hubbards may choose to ‘spot pick’ performers as there may not be enough time for everyone to perform. Please note there is an age restriction on this workshop – applicants must be over 17 years of age and as old as they like!

The workshop costs €50 and will take place on Saturday the 13th of July from 2pm – 5pm in the Radisson Hotel, Galway. For further information or to apply for a place, contact Brónagh Keys at 091-562200 or email masterclasses@galwayfilmfleadh.com
The closing date for applications is: Friday – the 5th of July 2013

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CANON CINEMA EOS SYSTEM SEMINAR

Canon Cinema EOS System Seminar

Canon Cinema EOS Systems

€FREE | Saturday July 13th 2013 | 12.30p.m. – 1.30p.m. | Radisson Blu Hotel


 

The 25th Galway Film Fleadh, in association with Canon Ireland, is delighted to announce that Steve O’Reilly will present a seminar on the Canon Cinema EOS System.

 

Steve is a Director of Photography and has 18 years experience shooting and directing TV series, feature length documentaries and commercials. As an early adaptor to new technology, Steve shot the first Irish TV series to be entirely shot on EOS 5D Mark II. He has shot extensively on Cinema EOS since it’s first arrival in early 2012.

 

In this seminar, Steve will deliver an in-depth insight into his experience shooting with the cinema EOS System including: EOS C300, EOS C100, EOS 1DC and the EOS 5D Mark III as well as the very latest in Canon CINE-Lenses.

 

For more product information, please go to:

www.canon-europe.com/cinemaeos


The Masterclass will take place on Saturday the 13th of July from 12.30pm – 1.30pm in the Radisson Hotel, Galway. For further information or to book a place, contact Bronagh Keys at 091-562200 or email: masterclasses@galwayfilmfleadh.com

 

 

 

Places are limited so please book in advance.

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HORT FILM SCRIPT WORKSHOP

Short Film Script Workshop

OFFline Film Festival Tullamore

€20 | Saturday July 13th 2013 | 11a.m. – 1p.m. | Studio Space, Town Hall Theatre


 

OFFline Film Festival are hosting a Short Film Script Workshop from 11am to 1pm, Saturday 13th July at the Studio Space (Courthouse Square). 

 

Panelists include Oscar-nominated filmmaker Steph Green, film festival strategist Kathleen McInnis and award-winning Offaly screenwriter and playwright Eugene O’Brien. Filmmakers will receive expert advice on how to best prepare their scripts before venturing into production. Writers of all backgrounds welcome.

 

You do not need to bring a script with you, however, OFFline competitors in October are encouraged to submit their short film script to OFFline Filmmaking Competition before 5th July (a little early for October shooting but well worth the opportunity) for a chance to get feedback on their script by our panelists at this workshop.

 

Contact 085 238 9416 for details. Tickets are available using the online form on the OFFline website(towards bottom of page).

 

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FILM CRITICISM WORKSHOP

Film Criticism Workshop

Film Fund Luxembourg

€FREE (limited spaces, please arrive early) | Thursday July 11th 2013 | 4p.m. – 5.30p.m. | Studio Space, Town Hall Theatre


 

The 25th Galway Film Fleadh, in association with Film Fund Luxembourg, are proud to present a workshop on Film Criticism presented by Boyd van Hoeij. This workshop will cover several topics related to film writing and will help sharpen the audience’s critical perception. The workshop is open to all but should prove especially interesting for budding arts writers, film enthusiasts interested in analysis and discussion of film technique and those interested in reviews and criticism.

 

Topics covered include:

  • How to read reviews
  • How to “read” films
  • How to write about film for different audiences (blogs, newspapers, magazines)
  • A discussion of the use/existence of convincing arguments in arts criticism (is everything “just opinion” or is one opinion better than the other and if so, how and why?)

 

PLEASE NOTE!
As this is a free workshop and is taking place in one of our smaller venues (capacity 60 people), we strongly advise early attendance for this workshop. 

 

Biography:

Boyd van Hoeij is a freelance film writer and a Europe-based critic of U.S. trade magazine The Hollywood Reporter. He previously worked at trade paper Variety as a contributing critic and is currently also the film editor of queer magazine Winq (Netherlands) and its English-language twin, Mate (U.S./U.K.), and a regular contributor to Filmkrant (Netherlands), East (Italy) and indieWIRE (U.S.). His book 10/10, Dix réalisateurs – Dix ans de cinéma belge francophone, les années 2000, about contemporary Francophone Belgian cinema, came out in September 2010 (English title: 10/10, Ten directors, Ten Years of French-Language Belgian Cinema, The 2000s). He’s taught film criticism short courses at festivals in the U.S., Lithuania, Portugal and Luxembourg and has been a lecturer or panelist at festivals including Berlin, Cannes and Sydney.

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ZACHARY QUINTO TO HOST LIVE Q&A’S *UPDATED*

Zachary Quinto to Host Live Q&A’s *UPDATED*

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Update: 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Zachary Quinto will be arriving in Galway later than planned. The good news is that Zachary will be participating in an extended Star Trek Q+A, but separate from the film’s screening on Wednesday 9th July. Everyone who purchases a ticket for Star Trek on Wednesday at 12pm, will be admitted to an intimate and informal Q+A with the actor on Friday 12th July from 4-5pm in the Radisson Ballroom. Only those with a Star Trek ticket will be admitted. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.The screening of Margin Call with Q+A on Saturday 13th July at 2pm remains unaffected. 

Margin Call And Q&A With Zachary Quinto

Margin Call and Q&A with Zachary Quinto

It may have happened something like this… Margin Call depicts the last night of good times on Wall Street, as a deadly certainty travels up the executive ladder in an investment firm. Disastrous speculation in the mortgage markets is leading to the firm’s collapse.

Who can recall those days in the summer of 2008, during the Obama and McCain campaigns, when America seemed awash in prosperity, and the stock market was setting records. Then one firm after another was forced to declare bankruptcy.

 

A film that never casts stones but instead allows viewers to decide who may be redeemed, with Zachary Quinto, Kevin Spacey and Jeremy Irons successfully blurring the line between victim and villain, Margin Call is timely and compelling entertainment.

A Q&A session with actor/producer Zachary Quinto will follow the screening.

Running Time: 107 mins | Colour
Producers: Robert Ogden Barnum, Michael Benaroya, Neal Dobson, Joe Jenckes, Corey Moosa, Zachary Quinto
Script:   J.C. Chandor
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Zachary Quinto, Jeremy Irons, Simon Baker, Mary McDowell, Demi Moore, Stanley Tucci
Production: Before The Door Pictures, Benaroya Pictures
Print Source: Stealth Media Group

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The Galway Film Fleadh is proud to present an afternoon in the company of one of Ireland’s leading young actors, Saoirse Ronan, star of such films as AtonementThe Lovely BonesThe Host and Hanna. Hosted by Arena’s Sean Rocks, Saoirse will discuss her astounding rise from precociously talented childstar to one of Hollywood’s A-list and share her experiences with the audience.

 


 

 

HANNA


 

 

Award-winning director Joe Wright creates a boldly original suspense thriller with Hanna, starring Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan in the title role. 

 

Raised by her father (Eric Bana of Star Trek), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland, Hanna’s upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett). 

 

As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity.

Running Time: 111 mins | Colour

Producers: Marty Adelstein, Leslie Holleran, Scott Nemes

Script: Seth Lochhead, David Farr

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett, Vicky Kreips, Paris Arrowsmith, 
John Macmillan

Production: Focus Features, Holleran Company

Print Source: Universal Pictures, Ireland

By popular demand, actor Zachary Quinto will host two live Q&A sessions at this year’s event, as well as the Actors Masterclass. Following the screenings of Star Trek and Margin Call, a sobering feature which depicts the last days of Wall Street following the collapse of the markets and starring Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons and Demi Moore, Quinto will take questions from the audience.

 

 

The Star Trek screening will take place at the Town Hall Theatre on Wednesday 10th July at 12pm, with an extended Q&A with fans to follow on Friday 12th July at the Radisson ballroom. The Margin Call screening will also take place at the IMC in Screen 7 and will be followed by an audience Q&A with Quinto.

Tickets are available at www.tht.ie or on 091 569 777.

 

n Conversation With James Morris, Hosted By Lelia Doolan

In Conversation with James Morris, hosted by Lelia Doolan

The Galway Film Fleadh is delighted to present an afternoon of chat and Irish cinema as we pay tribute to former Irish Film Board Chair and founding member and CEO of Windmill Lane Pictures, James Morris.

 

Lelia Doolan will conduct an intimate ‘in-conversation’ session before the screening of In The Name of the Father, one of James’ favourite Irish films.

 

 

In the Name of the Father

This is the true story of the Guildford Four adapted from Gerry Conlon’s book Proved Innocent.

 

5 October 1974. Two young Irish men spent the night wandering the streets of London. On the same night five people were killed in explosions in two Guildford pubs. Gerry Conlon, Paul Hill, Carole Richardson and Paddy Armstrong were arrested and in the ensuing investigations Scotland Yard arrested Conlon’s aunt, Annie Maguire, her family and his father, Guiseppe Conlon.

 

In 1989, the Conlons’ legal counsel found evidence stating that the tramp that Gerry and Paul had talked to had in fact attested to their whereabouts, but this had been deliberately withheld from the defence. This was sufficient to re-open the case and have the convictions overturned.

 

One cannot say that this is a ‘feel good’ film, but neither is it depressing and dark. Rather surprisingly it is at times lightheaded and frankly funny. This mixed with the outstanding performances of the central characters, and the absolutely electric pacing, makes a wonderful hybrid of the political/prison drama.

 

 

Dir. Jim Sheridan | Ireland | 1993

Running Time: 133 mins | Colour
Producer: Jim Sheridan
Scrip: Terry George, Jim Sheridan
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Emma Thompson, John Lynch, Saffrom Burrows, Corin Redgrave, Gerard McSorley, Philip Davis
Production: Hell’s Kitchen Films, Universal Pictures
Print Source: Universal Pictures, Ireland

 

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