Interesting film screenings/deadlines for Fresh Film Festival

For all you film buffs out there…
The Belltable CineClub 2012 season kicks off tonight, Tuesday January 10, at 8pm with Woody Allen’s romantic comedy, Midnight in Paris.I loved the film (review here) so if you’re at a loose end, tickets areavailable from the Belltable’s box office and www.belltable.ie. The special Cine Club Ticket (5 tickets for theprice of 4 for €34) is also available on request. 
The Cine Club has some brilliant stuff on in the comingweeks including the adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s brilliant book, We need to talk about Kevin, on January 17; anotherliterary adaptation, Wuthering Heights, on January 24 and French family drama, The Well Digger’sDaughter on January 31. I’ll outline the February screenings in a few weeks.
Tomorrow, Wednesday January 11 at 8pm at Friar’s Gate Theatre, the documentary Congo–An Irish Affair will be presented in association with Access Cinema. Thefilm is “a penetrating and poignant study of theIrish-led 1961 UN peacekeeping mission to Katanga, a province that wanted tobreak-away from the newly independent Congo and the two Irishmen who were keydecision makers in the country during that time, Gen. Seán McKeown, commanderof the UN military force and Irish diplomat, Conor Cruise O’Brien, the UN’scivil representative in Katanga”. Tickets are €7; www.friarsgate.iefor more details.  
Fresh Film Festival
For young filmmakers, the Fresh Film Festival deadlines are fastapproaching. If you are under 18 and havean idea for a film or have a ready-made film that you would like to havescreened, you can enter the search for Ireland’s Young Filmmaker 2012. You have to fill in anapplication and enter your film(s) to the festival by Friday January 27 (from Ireland) or Friday February 3 (from other countries). 

See www.freshfilmfestival.netfor more information. The festival is on in Limerick from March 26-30.

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