Irish Filmmaker Competition
|Jonser Farrelly||Leap of Faith|
|Brian Willis||The Lost Letter (Animation)|
|Andrew Stephenson||Man to Man Master|
|Miriam Devitt||The Space In Between|
|Elaine Kennedy||Uisce Beatha|
|Elena Doyle||Goodbye Darling|
|Olya Golubera||The Last Leaf (Animation)|
|Aidan Largey||Time and Again|
|James Ryan||An Mhallacht|
|Daniel Cole||Robot Ben|
Aer Lingus is offering the rising stars of the Irish film making industry the opportunity to showcase their talent at an international level and is proud to support Ireland's up-and-coming filmmakers by creating a new audience for their work throughout our extensive international network. This initiative is part of the Aer Lingus TakeOff Foundation which encompasses a range of charity and corporate social responsibility activities including support of Irish Culture and the Arts.
The Aer Lingus Irish Filmmaker Competition is open to short-filmmakers throughout the country and will give three talented individuals the opportunity to showcase their work at an international level by screening their short films on Aer Lingus' transatlantic flights. The Aer Lingus Irish Filmmaker Competition prize package received by the three winning filmmakers will also include complimentary flights to attend film festivals outside of Ireland and promote their work on an international stage. Winning short films will be selected in September and will be aired on board Aer Lingus' Inflight Entertainment from December 2017.
The Aer Lingus TakeOff Foundation is the overarching corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme for Aer Lingus, which encompasses all of Aer Lingus' charity and corporate social responsibility activities. This includes continued work with chosen charity partners, UNICEF Ireland and Special Olympics Ireland as well as a number of charity initiatives undertaken by Aer Lingus staff and volunteers, initiatives to support Irish businesses, supporting Culture and the Arts, and a new Charity of the Year Programme.