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Reel Africa Filmstrip

The Reel Africa Film Festival is a free-of-charge two-day film festival featuring a selection of recent African cinema and Irish-made documentaries on African themes. This is the second year the festival has run. It has been funded by Irish Aid as part of the nationwide schedule of events to mark Africa Day on May 25th 2009.

This festival will allow students of film nationwide, along with interested members of the public to experience African film along with Irish-made documentaries about Africa, in an intimate setting, with the opportunity to meet directors and partake in seminars & discussions about their work.

The Reel Africa Film Festival is taking place in Dundalk Institute of Technology on
May 25th and 26th. DKIT campus is the ideal location for such a festival, with numerous venues available for film screenings. In recent years, the campus has been extended and boasts two Black Box Theatres along with numerous state of the art lecturing theatres in which screenings, seminars and discussions will take place. Excellent transport links also exist to Dundalk via rail & road and the college is only a 40 minute drive from Dublin airport via the M1.

A student short film competition is also taking place in conjunction with the festival - see the competition page for more information.

For more information please contact Sarah McCann, Festival Director, at

See here for 2008's website including programme details and competition winners!


Dundalk Institute of Technology Irish Aid Africa Day May 25
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