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From: "Sìol Cultural Enterprises" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 26, 2009 6:47:52 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
A chàirdean còire,
The Board of Directors of The North Shore Gaelic Heritage Society i s pleased to offer the 2nd annual Feis Fhiolmaichean na Reul-iuil, the world's only Gaelic language film festival. We are exceptionally fortunate to have three talented mentors joining us to lead filmmaking workshops.
Director Scott Eldrige has several feature films, short films and music videos to this credit - including a music video for the Tragically Hip. Acting mentor, Michael Caruana, has 30 years of acting experience and acting, dialogue coaching. Michael has worked with some of the most talented actors of our time, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver, John Hurt, Brad Pitt, recognize any of those folks? So, it is a great opportunity for people in our community to get top level mentoring from someone who can mentor actors from the beginning stage right through to professional level.
Camera and Lighting mentor, Frank King, is a well-recognized professional who has carved out an impressive career right here in Nova Scotia. Frank is often the guy behind the camera that brings us CBC news items from around the area. We will host day long workshops on Acting, Directing, and Camera/Lighting on Friday, and on Saturday we will be getting hands-on practice using those skills as we make a Gaelic film based on a short script that was developed over the winter.
You don't need any experience to be part of the filmmaking weekend. We will need actors and people behind the camera. If the children aged 9-16 made 3 Gaelic films in a weekend, we have faith that the adults can make one :-)
The selection of films will include documentary and narrative films from Nova Scotia and Scotland.
The 3 short films, created by the students of St. Andrew's last May, will kick-off the screenings in both Port Hawkesbury and Breton Cove on Saturday night. Hopefully, a few some of the children will be able to attend and share their thoughts on Gaelic filmmaking. All films have English sub-titles. Storytellers will provide live Gaelic stories with English translation on Friday night.
Finally, the ceilidhs! The musical line-up is amazing. At Breton Cove , Friday nigh t we have Paul MacNeil, Tracey Dares, and Darrell Keigan. Saturday night we have Buddy MacDonald and Rachel Davis. Sunday afternoon at the Gaelic College we have a Milling Frolic, and we will screen the rough draft of the short film we filmed on Saturday. But, don't forget to bring your own instrument, voice, and stories because this is a taigh-ceilidh so everyone is encouraged to share.
You can attend any or all events & pay by event or purchase the Festival Pass.
Screenings range from $5-$9; workshops range from $15-20 per day.
Festival pass (youth $25, adult $70, senior $50, and family of 4, $100).
The North Shore Gaelic Singers Hall gratefully acknowledges our generous sponsors: The Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage - Gaelic Activities Program The Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage - Cultural Activities Program ECBC- Festivals & Events Program BBC Scotland and MG Alba John MacNeil Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre The Gaelic College of Arts and Crafts.
Feis FR: http://www.feisfhiolmaicheannareul-iuil.com/
for further details, or contact Nona MacDermid (firstname.lastname@example.org).
-- Trueman Matheson Sìol Cultural Enterprises
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