Thursday, March 25, 2010

Creating a Peaceful World - Essay Contest

My Role in Creating a Peaceful World

Young people from around the world are invited to enter the 2010 International Essay Contest for Young People organized by the Goi Peace Foundation and UNESCO.
The theme of the 2010 International Essay Contest for Young People is: "My role in creating a peaceful world”.

What is your vision of a peaceful and harmonious world?
What can you and the young people of the world do to realize that vision?

The deadline for entry is June 30, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

NOISE Flicks Festival

Meet Nicky Phelan, Director/Designer, Brown Bag Films at this year's NOISE Flicks Festival! Watch a screening of Brown Bag's Oscar-nominated short animation, Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty and ask Nicky Phelan about the making of the film and his experience in the film/animation industry! NOISE Flicks is on March 20th, 6pm at RUA RED, South Dublin Arts Centre. Call RUA RED at 01 451 5860 to book tickets!
Tickets are 5 euro. It is highly recommended to book tickets in advance. Watch films made by young aspiring filmmakers. This year's entries are fantastic! They include, a robbery getaway, unique brothers who argue quietly, a Taoiseach who takes his power too far, amazing butterflies, dancing and more!
Awards are given in two age categories: 14 to 18 and 19 to 25. This year's awards will be presented by Sheila de Courcy, Commissioning Editor, Young Peoples' Programmes, RTE!
More information available at: NOISE Flicks 2010
KEN WARDROP: Ken's short films and recent first feature have played at festivals throughout the world including Sundance and Cannes. In 2004 Ken Wardrop’s graduation film, “Undressing my Mother”, became one of the most successful Irish short films of all time, winning over 25 international awards including a European Film Academy Award. His first feature, called 'His and Hers' recently won awards at Sundance and an IFTA for best documentary feature!
SHANE HOGAN: Shane is co-founder of Areaman Productions with Tom Burke and they recently co-directed 'The Liberties', which aired on RTE One in September 2009. For over a decade Shane Hogan was Paris Producer of Fashion Television and has also worked for Entertainment Tonight at Cannes Film Festival, World Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards & Laureus Sports Awards and Tennis Channel during the French Open tennis at Roland Garros.
GERRY GILVARY: Gerry is Lecturer in Video/Television Production at the Institute of Technology, Tallaght.
The festival is initiated and funded by South Dublin County Council’s Arts Office and supported by IT Tallaght; RUA RED, South Dublin Arts Centre; RTE 2 and the Arts Council.