Dub Web Fest, Ireland’s first and only web series festival, has announced a diverse and exciting schedule for its third edition which runs from 24th to 26th November in Smithfield.
Dub Web Fest, sponsored by Dublin City Council, is taking place in a new venue this year, The Generator in Dublin’s vibrant Smithfield district.
The diverse programme of events brings together web series, short film, music videos and virtual reality from all over the globe including South America, Australia, Japan, USA, France, Belgium and also the very best of home-grown Irish talent. The festival also hosts a number of media and film related workshops and panels.
This years Dub Web Fest kicks off on Friday 24th November with its Opening Night drinks reception and music in the funky surroundings of the Generator Hostel, followed by World Premiere screenings of a selection of web series. Throughout the weekend there will be a number of screening blocks encompassing genres such a comedy, horror, sci-fi, drama and LGBT.
– “Eighty Sixed” is a web series which gives an insightful look into millennials and their digital-era neuroses. It is written by and stars Cazzie David, daughter of the great Larry David of Curb Your Enthusiasm fame; it’s clear from her talent that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
– Throughout the festival film and tech enthusiasts can delight in a virtual reality experience by watching a selection of short films via their mobile phones using VR goggles.
– Renowned Irish editor Tony Kearns is one of the industry workshop highlights this year. Tony has been editor for a number of Irish and international films including The Lodgers and Cardboard Gangsters, TV programmes such as Black Mirror and music videos for artists such as The Prodigy, Radiohead and The Chemical Brothers.
– World Premiere Screening of “Stand Down” a silent short film starring Billy Bob Thornton set to a searing Rock ‘n’ Roll song of the same name
Special guests will include actor/writer/director Phaldut Sharma (pictured above), known for roles in The Office, Eastenders, and Gavin &Stacey and films such as Gravity and Children of Men. Phaldut comes to Dublin to present the screening of “I Gotta be Me”, a comedy/ documentary series about a present day Rat Pack impersonator group, which takes a comic look at the entertainment industry.
The Closing Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday 26th November, MC’d by award-winning Irish comedian Lisa Casey, a regular at Electric Picnic and the Laughter Lounge, and described by David McSavage as “so weird she makes me feel normal. Very Funny”
Full festival schedule and tickets can be found on the Dub Web Fest website.
Tickets available via Dub Web Fest website or Eventbrite
Full Pass €50 incl.everything except Closing Ceremony
Standard screenings €8 // Masterclasses €10
Opening Night €10 // Closing Ceremony €10
Students 50% off // Generator guests 20% off
The official Dub Web Fest launch is on November 9th at the Generator in Smithfield Square, Dublin 7. Launch starts from 7.30pm. RSVP’s by Friday 3rd Nov. Invite only – media and industry requests can be sent to email@example.com
Lead image by Noom Peerapong on Unsplash; all other images courtesy Dub Web Fest