“Pixar’s short films convinced Disney that if the company could produce memorable characters within five minutes, then the confidence was there in creating a feature film.”
FILM Devour returns to the Black Box in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter this Monday evening and once again it promises to be a great night and a fantastic showcase of the burgeoning cinematic talent Northern Ireland has to offer.
Returning for the 17th time the short film festival continues to go from strength to strength. Organized by local filmmaker Brian Mulholland, it has become an important calendar date for many local filmmakers; offering them the opportunity to screen their movies on a big screen in front of a live paying audience.
Brian has stressed what an important factor the audience plays throughout the evening:” They offer instant feedback to a director on what works and what doesn’t. If a joke’s funny they’ll laugh, but if it ‘s not they won’t. If something that’s meant to be scary isn’t; they’ll soon let the director know.”
From comedy to horror, the night boasts a truly eclectic mix with something for everyone. There’ll be two prizes up for grabs, with the audience voting for their favorite and the participating directors voting among their peers to decide upon the Directors Choice Award.
More importantly, Devour has also become a great evening for networking – with actors, directors, screenwriters, editors, composers and cinematographers in attendance, it’s a great opportunity to meet-up, exchange ideas and even arrange future projects over a drink at the bar.
Doors open at 7pm, with £5 admission; the screenings start from 8pm, but we’d recommend getting down early to make sure you get yourself a seat.