After seeing the audiences fill up at the Dracula Untold charity screening in aid of St. Francis Hospice Raheny and the Surprise Film screening of 71, there really is a sense of the festival excitement lingering around the JDIFF offices at the moment.
Submissions are flowing in for feature films and documentaries through www.withoutabox.com with details of our short film submissions to be announced soon. Watch this space!
There's more festival action happening in the city with our thespian friends over at Dublin Theatre Festival running events until the 12th of October. And in their generous spirit, have offered our JDIFF audiences a 10% discount to two very special shows.
Just use the PROMO CODE: JDIFF when booking online or over the phone.
Adishatz/Adieu - Project Arts Centre - Oct 1-4
Jonathan Capdevielle spent his teenage years learning to imitate pop icons and singing the greatest hits from 1980s pop culture – especially those by Madonna.
Adishatz / Adieu is his self-portrait; a collection of songs that wanders between real life and fantasy. As his performance moves between music and conversation, he conjures up memories of his childhood and a past that continues to inform his shifting identity.
notallwhowanderarelost - Smock Alley Theatre, Black Box - Oct 8-11
notallwhowanderarelost is a performance created with few words, lots of tricks, colours, geometrical figures, opening doors and tumbling-down curtains. This is theatre pared back to its most basic components, within easy reach, at eye level.
For his latest work, Benjamin Verdonck chose as a starting point a table-top theatre that can pop up anywhere and disappear just as swiftly. On top of this magic box and inside it he functions as an actor and as a stage technician, revealing a brand of acoustic and visual poetry that is both tangible and enigmatic.
Outside of the promotional selection, here are a few other shows DTF have recommended for you:
- Brigit & Bailegangaire, by Tom Murphy & Druid, Directed by Garry Hynes - The Olympia Theatre, Oct 1 – 5
- Spinning, by Deirdre Kinahan, Fishamble, Directed by Jim Culleton - Smock Alley Theatre (Main Space), Oct 1 – 12
- Ganesh Versus the Third Reich, Back to Back Theatre, Directed by Bruce Gladwin - OReilly Theatre, Belvedere, Oct 1 – 4
- A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, by Eimear McBride. Adapted for the stage by Annie Ryan - The Corn Exchange, Directed by Annie Ryan
- The Seagull and Other Birds, Pan Pan Theatre, Directed by Gavin Quinn - Project Arts Centre, Sept 25 – Oct 5
- Jack Charles V The Crown, ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, Directed by Rachael Maza - Samuel Beckett Theatre, Oct 8 – 12
"The 55th Dublin Theatre Festival programme features 28 world-class productions, staged in 21 of the best venues in Dublin city and suburbs. The programme this year aims to highlight outstanding work from both established and upcoming theatre-makers, and will showcase spectacular, large-scale presentations and intimate performances alike.
Festival highlights include over 10 world premieres from Irish companies, including work from writers Mark O’Rowe, Tom Murphy and Eimear McBride; an exciting Australian Season of three shows; fantastic international work from Chile, France, the UK, Belgium and Denmark; and a delightful Family Season for children aged 3 and upwards. This year’s festival promises to entertain and is certainly one not to be missed. For full information visit www.dublintheatrefestival.com."
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Sarah Ahern - Audience Development OfficerDiscussion