Eat My Shorts is a series of independently run, entirely free short film events. Our focus is to provide a noncompetitive platform for emerging and established filmmakers in an environment that lends itself to community and creative interaction. Since June 2010, we have held several independent screening, totally free & complete with complimentary popcorn, soda and other treats as well as guest screenings at great events like Darklight Film Festival and Castlepalooza. Aside from the showcasing of great film talent, we're all about the atmosphere and this has led to screenings in a huge country ball room, the back of a black cab and soon the top deck of a bus! The entire idea behind Eat My Shorts is to create an accessible platform, and this is where Fundit comes in.
Why Do We Need Funding?
This summer we are planning our first full day festival and we really want to push the boat out! We will be completely taking over a great space in the city centre which will give us the scope to screen a huge amount of short films. We will also be programming free workshops and talks from professionals who are making waves to educate and excite the filmmaking community! Our events are always free. This means no admission fee and no submission fee. While that has allowed us to put on some great events, relying heavily on the goodwill and faith of others, it has also had it's drawbacks.
We already have some really top class people willing to take part and we have grand ideas for much, much more. But some things just cost money and it tends to add up! We need to be able to cover basic costs like travel, administrative costs, printing, etc. We are intent on retaining our FREE status; no entry fee, no submission fee and no tuition fees so that Eat My Shorts remains accessible to everyone but we need your help.
Who We Are Eat My Shorts was conceived by film student Suri Grennell and graphic designer Dermot Collins. Both felt there was a lack of a space to show the results of the blood, sweat and tears that goes into independent/lo-no budget projects and so set about to right that wrong. We do this for a genuine love of doing it and have been so lucky to have such a great response to Eat My Shorts.
Don't forget you can get a reduced price ticket for Eat My Shorts at Light House Cinema. It's tomorrow (May 4th). Follow the link for tickets and details.
Thanks, we love you!
Discount for our funders!
Update posted on Tuesday 30th April '13 @ 11:04:59
Hello all and again a huge thank you for getting us up and running last year!
As you may have seen we have a day of talks & shorts coming up in The Lighthouse Cinema Smithfield. It's this coming Saturday may 4th to be exact! We will be joined by the super talented Eoghan Kidney & Team D.A.D.D.Y. as well shorts on the big screen.
As a thank you for helping last year we are delighted to offer our funders the day ticket for the discounted rate of €8. Just follow the link.
Thanks and we'll see you Saturday!
Just over two weeks to go - workshop registration opens on Friday!
Update posted on Wednesday 23rd May '12 @ 02:05:43
Preparations for the festival are ticking along nicely and we hope you're as excited about the day as we are. As a valued supporter of Eat My Shorts, we wanted to let you know that registration for our festival workshops opens this Friday, the 25th of May.
We will be hosting three workshops:
Creating Special Effects with the Bowsie Workshop
Secrets of Successful Screenwriting with Mary Kate O' Flanagan
Film music with the Secret School of Sound
For more information on these workshops - and our Q&A discussion panel on funding - check out the Eat My Shorts website.
In keeping with the Eat My Shorts spirit, all of these workshops are free!
If you're interested in attending any of these workshops, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number and the title of the workshop you wish to register for. We would ask that you only register for workshops you can definitely attend. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis - so don't be disappointed!
Don't forget you can join us on our Facebook event page!
Lots of love,
Suri, Dermot & Emma
The Eat My Shorts team
Update posted on Saturday 7th April '12 @ 08:04:02
We're now over 50% funded and we wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you to every single person who has funded and shared the link and generally supported us so far. Here's to making the target and having the best, tiniest festival ever!