Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is delighted to announce that a short film which the Council commissioned has been nominated for Best International Short at the Dresden International Short Film Festival - FILMFEST DRESDEN. Rachel Coming Home is directed by Sophia Tamburrini and was filmed in the Glencullen area of the County in 2014/2015. It is part of the current Public Art Programme managed by dlr Arts Office.
FILMFEST DRESDEN was founded in 1989 and is counted among the most renowned short film festivals in Europe. Over the six festival days in mid-April it brings the latest short film productions from Germany, Europe and the world to the cinema screens in the capital of Saxony. The Festival attracts 20,000 visitors.
Each year more than 2,000 short films from 100 countries are submitted for selection in the National and International Competition sections. In 2016 35 films have been chosen to compete in the International Competition out of over 2,000 entries. Rachel Coming Home is the only Irish film at this year's festival and it has been invited to represent Ireland at the event. Culture Ireland is providing a travel grant so that director Sophia Tamburrini may attend the Festival and participate in workshops and panel discussions surrounding the film.
“Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is delighted to see this film nominated for such a prestigious award. We are particularly pleased that Sophia is a graduate of IADT, it shows the wealth of talent in the County” said An Cathaoirleach Councillor Barry Saul.
The film was funded through Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Environment and Housing capital projects under the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government Per Cent for Art scheme.
For further information please email Ciara King at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact dlr Arts Office by phone (01) 236 2759.