Tuesday, June 14, 2011

David Mackenzie, Master Director to Speak at Galway Film Fleadh

Lucky film goers in Ireland will have the chance this summer to hear and learn from David Mackenzie. The Galway Film Fleadh (5-10 July) has announced that Sigma's own David Mackenzie will deliver a masterclass on the art of filmmaking. There is a very nice writeup on David at the film fleadh site, which reads in part: 'It's difficult to work out how to be populist without sacrificing some of the things that make your work interesting.' So says Scottish Director David Mackenzie, the subject of this year's Directors Masterclass. In terms of his films, 'interesting' is just the tip of the iceberg. His work has also been described as 'poetic', 'original' 'captivating', and at times 'transgressive', but above all else 'versatile'.

Further info: "The Masterclass will take place in the Radisson Blu Hotel Galway (date TBC) and costs €50. For further information contact Brónagh Keys at 091-562200 or email: masterclasses@galwayfilmfleadh.com To apply directly please register online at www.screentrainingireland.ie Please note places are limited. Deadline for applications: Friday the 24th of June."

Reminder: The UK premiere for Perfect Sense will take place THIS WEEKEND in just a few days at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Star Ewan McGregor will be there along with David, Gillian (I strongly suspect co-star great Ewen Bremner will also be about as he has another film screening at the festival as well.) as well as many of the dear faces of Sigma and co. Be sure to ENTER VIA THE OFFICIAL PERFECT SENSE FACEBOOK PAGE for two tickets to the premiere as well as your chance to win a SET VISIT TO THE NEXT SIGMA FILMS feature film production LUCKY LUCKY LUCKY!

ps If you fancy I took the plunge and there is a SoSigmaFilms page too-all are welcome to chat Sigma, Jamie Sives any and all things Scottish and/or Independent films! :)

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