Screening in beautiful Kerry!

by admin on September 23, 2010

The film has been selected for competition for a Best Documentary Short Award in the 11th Samhlaiocht Kerry Film Festival, screening in different towns of one of our favourite Irish counties.

This year it runs from October 29th to November 6th 2010,and it received 541 films for consideration from 38 countries, up 20% from last year, due to its increased popularity across the globe -so it was a tough competition and we’re really excited to have been selected amongst 9 other Irish short docs!

The festival brings films and filmmakers from around the globe to one of the world’s most beautiful locations. With a rich and varied film history the delightfully scenic Kingdom of Kerry, which is located on the beautiful South West Coast of Ireland, has starred in Oscar winning classic films from David Lean’s Ryan’s Daughter to Jim Sheridan’s The Field.

The three of us have a special link to Kerry, Aoibheann’s family is from Kerry and Leticia & Paul keep going back for holidays, because Leticia’s family from Spain can’t get enough of the beautiful Caragh Lake!

The exact day of our screening will be posted in their website soon and we’ll hope to make it over for it too.

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Home and Away this autumn

by admin on September 20, 2010

This very week, the film is appearing back in Irish soil at a very appropriate outdoor screening!
The curators of County Roscommon Culture Night have invited our film to screen alongside a few others at 8pm this Friday 25th September 2010. We’re delighted to have the film seen in Ireland once again, and are crossing fingers it’s a dry night.
All the information about the screenings and other events that night in Roscommon will be posted on this link.

Also, as we announced a while back it’s getting ready to screen at the fantastic Starz Denver Film Festival in November and it has also been selected for the Capital Irish Film Festival in Washington In early December, which is organised by Solas Nua who are dedicated exclusively to contemporary Irish arts in the US, the only one of its kind in the country. We’re delighted by the film’s continued reception at home and abroad.

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Selected for the Starz Denver Film Festival!

by admin on August 17, 2010

Forty Foot is still doing well in the North Americas, where it has been selected to appear at Colorado’s Starz Denver Film Festival in its 33rd year running. Considered one of the top regional US festivals, this year it will run from 3rd-14th of November at the Starz Film Center in downtown Denver. Famous for its strong and imaginative programming, it has always had a special place for documentaries. More info to follow closer to the festival; in the meantime you can check out the festival’s organisation, the Denver Film Society.

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Forty Foot on TV3

by admin on June 10, 2010

Forty Foot is doing very well in the press the last few weeks: a write up in the Evening Herald last week (3rd June) and this week a slot on TV3’s Ireland AM (9th June). How great is that. Check out the segment here…..

After our TV spot, Monica, Leticia and I headed off to Dun Laoghaire for a little breakfast and then round the corner to the Forty Foot, so Monica could have her daily dip with the rest of the 11 o’clock club.

Monica and Paul waiting in TV3

Monica practices her Oscar smile

Fantastic Sandycove weather

Blue skys

some of the 11 o'clock club

Eddie and Mary, 11 o'clock regulars


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Forty Foot Makes Headlines.

by admin on June 4, 2010

Check out Forty Foots latest press. the Evening Herald 3rd June 2010.

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Well, it’s just the end of May now and Forty Foot has had a busy month, firstly representing Ireland as part of the second edition of Doc-Europa, organised by the Portuguese documentary association Apordoc, screening first at Oporto (7-9 May) and then in Lisbon (14-16 May).


In between those two dates Forty Foot made its way to the Busan International Short Film Festival, South Korea, to screen in competition as part of the “International Short Prism” and this is what they said about it…

“The unique place which becomes one of legend with many stories in the time flowing..In the place, people enjoy their lives and be close friends with the precious present from God..The director shows importance of nature metaphorically through the people’s play.”


Forty Foot’s crowning glory for the month of May was its screening in competition at SIFF, (Seattle International Film Festival) (21st May). Two of the filmmakers (Leticia Agudo & Paul McGrath) were able to attend the screening and the eventful opening weekend of this 25-day long festival with the support of Culture Ireland.

Seattle space needle

SIFF staff at the hospitality suite

SIFF's opening night Gala

SIFF's Gala from above

Paul McGrath & Leticia Agudo on the red carpet

Check out the Egyptian Theater, where Forty Foot screened at SIFF.

The Egyptian theater

SIFF Sign outside the Egyptian Theater

Bradley Glenn (filmmaker) and Leticia Agudo with Shorts programmer Dan Doody

Check out the size of the screen

The Audience

Dustin Kaspar (shorts programmer) hosts the Q&A after the screening

Leticia Agudo spills the beans

S.J. Chiro (Shots Juror) Paul McGrath, Dustin Kaspar & Leticia Agudo

SIFF was great fun, and many thanks to Culture Ireland for facilitating our attendance to SIFF.


Last, but by no means least, Forty Foot screened at The Henley International Film Festival; THE-HIFF is an international documentary film festival in Henley-on Thames (UK) that celebrates and showcases the best in international feature and short documentary filmmaking.

Forty Foot has been selected for competition for the Best International Short Film Award. The festival runs from 25th to 29th May 2010.


Forty Foot has certainly earned itself a little break but not for too long, we will be back with more festivals and updates soon.


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The film is working hard this May!

by admin on May 7, 2010

Aside from screening in competition at Seattle and Busan this month, the short film has been selected to represent Ireland in the second edition of Doc-Europa, organised by the Portuguese documentary association Apordoc. 27 documentaries, each from one of the 27 EU countries, will be screened in Oporto this weekend (7-9 May) and in Lisbon the next (14-16 May). Forty Foot screened in competition at last year’s Doclisboa International Festival, where it attracted the attention of the European doc festival organisers. More information about the Lisbon screenings here.

It has also been selected for competition at the Henley International Film Festival happening in Henley-on-Thames in the UK at the end of May. The- HIFF focuses exclusively on independent documentaries and we’re delighted to have been chosen as part of their great selection of international films.

So, from Western Europe to South Korea and the North West US coast, if you happen to be in any of those places, you can see Forty Foot “at a festival near you”. Two of the fillmmakers, Paul and Leticia will also be attending the Seattle fest from 19th to the 23rd May. If you’re there and see us, say hello!

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We’re going to Seattle!

by admin on April 5, 2010

Paul McGrath and Leticia Agudo, two of the film’s makers and directors of production company Whackala, will accompany the film to the Seattle International Film Festival at the end of next month thanks to the generous support from Culture Ireland. The filmmakers will attend the Short Film Weekend (21st-23rd May), when the film will be screened together with all the other shorts selected for competition.

We’re delighted to be able to attend and represent Forty Foot!

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Seattle International Film Festival

by admin on March 20, 2010

Forty Foot have just been invited to screen at SIFF, here is what they said.

“On behalf of the 36th Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF, May 20-June 13), I would like to invite FORTY FOOT to be screened as an official selection during SIFF’s Short Film Weekend (May 21-23, 2010). All of the shorts will be screened at the new state-of-the-art SIFF Cinema where all formats are brilliantly projected.

SIFF is also a recognized Oscar™ nominating Festival.”

“The Seattle International Film Festival is the largest and most well-attended film festival in the United States with 150,000 attendees expected in 2010. SIFF screens a wide selection of the best new international features and documentaries over the 25-day festival, presenting more than 400 films from over 50 countries. With extensive local, national and international media coverage, the Festival has emerged as one of the country’s most accessible and highly publicized film events.”

Dan Doody
Programming Department
Seattle International Film Festival

We, of course, have said yes.

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Two more festivals.

by admin on February 19, 2010

Forty Foot keeps country hopping to our delight. In March you can catch it at the Chicago Irish Film Festival on the 6th, where you can also see other great Irish documentaries and fiction films made last year as well as some great classics.


It will also be screening at the 28th edition of the Bergamo Film Meeting in Italy in the Close-up section (Vista da Vicino), a festival that celebrates the newest and the historic in a truly stunning city.


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