GMIT film and TV degree students showcase their work in special Eye screenings

A graduate showcase of work by 28 students on the GMIT film and TV degree programme will be shown in the Eye cinema in Galway tomorrow (Friday ) June 7, from 10.45am.

The screening will comprise 10 short films including documentaries, short films, and experimental work which will be opened by the head of the GMIT Centre for the Creative Arts and Media, Sarah Searson.

The private screening will be attended by the students and their families, lecturers, and invited industry and film-related guests.

Among the films being shown is the short film Buck, in which a young man wakes during the night to find his conscience, in the form of a homeless man, encouraging him to deal with the issues that prevent him from sleeping.

Documentaries include Emotional Burglary, which examines the emotional fallout of a woman who discovers that her life was under surveillance by a private investigator. Another documentary, Credence, an imaginative study of the commonalities and disparities of religion, has recently secured a place in the prestigious Guth Gafa festival in Donegal.

“These screenings represent a personal and professional landmark for our students, as they set about the first steps in their career,” said Celine Curtin, programme chair of the film and television programme in GMIT.

“These documentaries and short films will be the first public presentation of their creative process and showcase of their technical abilities. They will be entering an industry that thankfully is thriving despite the downturn in the economy. Each year, we are proud to see many of our former graduates finding their place within the industry, and our best wishes go to this class of 2013.”

Information on the current BA in film and documentary course is available on the GMIT website at www.gmit.ie/humanities/level-8-programmes/ba-hons-film-tv html

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