EUNIC Cluster Dublin
The EUNIC cluster in Dublin, in partnership with the Irish Film Institute, organised a special evening of six short short films from Europe on November 7th. Five competing films selected by the cultural representative of each country (the Alliance Française, the Austrian Embassy, the British Council, the Goethe-Institut, and the Embassy of Romania in conjunction with the Romanian Cultural Institute) were shown at the Irish Film Institute in Dublin. The event was a big success with 200 people attending. The short short films that were shown were:
A Mouse’s Tale by Benjamin Renner (France)
Microphobia by Nikki Schuster (Austria)
Head Over Heels by Timothy Reckart (UK)
The Centrifuge Brain Project by Till Nowak (Germany)
Designed to challenge, illuminate and inspire, the series presents a panorama of interconnections, from the causes of climate change to the roles of individuals and societies in addressing the issues. The films and speakers in Climate. Culture. Change are from six European countries giving an international perspective on the issues around climate change. Cultivate’s Davie Philip will facilitate the discussion after each screening with film makers, activists and scientists.
How can documentary films from their development through to distribution engage diverse audiences? How can social media facilitate a move beyond one-way broadcasts? And how, in addition, can social media be mobilizing audiences as participants, advocates and storytellers?
Each year the Franco-Irish Literary Festival presents a central theme and writers from different languages and cultures are given the opportunity to exchange experiences and ideas around this theme in an informal setting. Debates, interviews, "cafés littéraires", readings, book sales and signings took place over the two days of the festival (the last one had to be cancelled).