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Killruddery Film Festival Goes Biennial

Posted by Daniel on March 9th, 2012 with 0 Comments

Killruddery Arts, producers of the Killruddery Film Festival which celebrates lost, overlooked and forgotten early cinema has announced that the next festival will be held in Spring 2013.

It will now become a biennial event. In addition, the scope of the Killruddery Film Festival is being expanded with a brand new dimension. For 2012 Killruddery Film Festival will present a Special Evening of Film which will be included in this years Calendar of Events at Killruddery House and Gardens (www.killruddery.com).

The programme for the 2013 Film Festival is currently being developed in conjunction with Oscar awarded film historian Kevin Brownlow a highly important contributor who has been associated with the event since it started in 2007 as a series of Silent Film Screenings before becoming a fully fledged film festival in 2009.

We felt that, after a total of 5 years, it was time to re-invent the Festival, retaining everything that makes it so special while adding in new elements that continue to build its appeal. It is of vital importance to us that we maintain the integrity of the festival and this change will allow us to do that more effectively.

One of the benefits of the move to the biennial timing is that it gives us the added luxury of an even longer timeline to negotiate rights for some rare and culturally important movies that is a large part of the unique DNA of the Killruddery Film Festival.

Until now the festival has been largely funded from ticket sales etc. and that will continue. Importantly, however, we have also been lucky to receive funding from the Arts Council Small Festival Award and Wicklow Arts Council in addition to terrific sponsorship from supporters within the Irish Film community including World 2000 and Friends of Killruddery Film Festival, along with ‘in kind’ support from Event Technology, Ardmore Sound, Cinelectric, Cinema North West, Filmbase. Also, in the next few months and for the first time ever, were planning to offer Arts lovers and businesses a sponsorship and patronage package that will generate funds to allow us realise some of our most ambitious plans for 2013.

If you are interested in becoming involved with the festival or think that you might be able to offer the festival your support please contact Cathrine Agnew our Production Manager at cathrine@killruddery.com, she would be delighted to hear from you.

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