Jameson Dublin International Film Festival





Recently in Dublin, accomplished Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård joined Irish actress Amy Huberman for the launching of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival programme.

Skarsgård who currently appears in David Fincher’s remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, was also on hand to recieve the Volta Award. The award was presented by film and stage producer Arthur Lappin.

The festival runs from the 16th to the 26th of february, comprising more than 130 films including a showing of Alfred Nobbs, which was shot here in Ireland starring Glenn Close.


From jdiff.com

“Acclaimed Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Good Will Hunting), kicked off the celebrations in Dublin today, 2nd February 2012, at the programme launch of the 10th anniversary edition of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.  Skarsgård was joined at the event by Amy Huberman, who is in the Irish feature film Stella Days, and voices some of the animation in Death of a Superhero, both of which will be screened as Gala Screenings at this year’s festival. Stellan Skarsgård was also awarded a Volta, the festival Career Achievement Award at a ceremony earlier that day in The Merrion Hotel. 

The 10th anniversary of the festival was marked with a party held in the newly re-opened Light House Cinema, with music by Dublin band The Minutes, who have recently released their debut album Marcata, and DJ Laura Lee Conboy, as well as a lighting installation by Dublin based collective MIDASpaces (Mapped, Interactive, Digitally Augmented Spaces)  who take regular spaces and transform them into digital playgrounds using light projection and interactive design‬.

Highlights of the 2012 programme were revealed on the night, with special guests confirmed to attend the Festival in February including Al Pacino (Wilde Salomé), Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), Mark Wahlberg (Contraband), Martin Sheen (Stella Days), Michael Madsen (Jameson Cult Film Club screening of Resevoir Dogs), Kenneth Lonergan (Margaret), Whit Stillman (Damsels in Distress), Marjane Satrapi (Chicken With Plums) and Agnieszka Holland (In Darkness).”

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