Festivals Update: Our Unfenced Country for Savannah and more!
After already screening at a number of film festivals around the world, we are proud to announce that Our Unfenced Country has been selected for two of the USA’s more well known film festivals, and many more.
Our Unfenced Country is a short film by Niamh Heery, winner of the 2013 Galway Film Centre/RTÉ Short film scheme. The film made its debut in March 2014 at the Chicago Irish Film Festival, and has screened at Boston Irish Film Festival, Belfast Film Festival (Commendation), Tabor Film Festival, Croatia and Festival International du Film Insulaire, France.
In Ireland, we have recently been accepted into the Kerry International Film Festival (4-11 Oct), Waterford Film Festival (8 Nov, 7.45pm) and Clare Island Film Festival (3-5 Oct). The film will also screen at IndieCork (12- 19 Oct). It is fantastic to feel that the Irish festival circuit ‘gets’ the film and wants to support it!
We are also very happy to be returning to Offaly, where the Our Unfenced Country was filmed. The Offline Film Festival has invited us to have a special screening of the film in Birr, Co. Offaly on 10 October. More details to follow on that!
We are over the moon to have been selected for the inaugural World Shorts: Ireland programme at the renowned Savannah International Film Festival (Oct 25- Nov 1). The programmers have selected only six Irish shorts to showcase at this year’s film festival. A Top 50 festival that for the past decade has seen guests such as Alexander Payne, John Goodman, Jeremy Irons and James Gandolfini grace its red carpets, in a the state of Georgia with a big Irish connection- what more could we ask for!
Our Unfenced Country will also compete in the Narrative Short programme at the Great Lakes Independent Film Festival (25-27 Sep) in Eerie, Pennsylvania. Great Lakes is a strong and dedicated supporter of independent film. It has been on the festival circuit for over a decade and is considered one of the top 100 film festivals in the world. We are thrilled to be a part of this year’s festival.
In England, Niamh is especially proud to be nominated for Best Editor at the Underwire film festival in London (11th – 15th Nov). UnderWire looks to recognise the best short work made by women across a range of crafts – from director to cinematographer; screenwriter to editor. UnderWire believes that a more gender balanced industry will benefit everyone by creating a diversity of perspectives, stories and experiences for audiences.