Another great night for Signal Arts Centre on 22nd May with the showing of our second ten shortlisted short film selection in the Mermaid.
The standard was incredibly high once more!
Greg Murray, as usual, did an amazing job as Master of Ceremonies, he makes it look very easy but it is an acquired skill and we are eternally grateful to him for his input.
I would particularly like to thank our sponsors: 3e for showing the winning film on the national channel, FilmBase and also local business Cine Electric for the generous vouchers provided by them for the top three winners. Big thanks to The Mermaid for the use of the space and also the technical input.
This year we are very lucky to have Tony Clarke on staff who created three amazing trophies for the top three winners; Declan McMahon, another staff member was wonderful taking on all the technical business of putting the films together and also filming the event on the night.
Aidan Flynn from Central Press has kindly sponsored the printing of this programme and is a great patron of Signal Arts Centre. And, of course, both panels of judges who gave their time and expertise with great enthusiasm..
Special thanks to: The staff in Signal especially Caroline, who put in numerous hours trying to get promotions, prizes etc. for the night and also she spent hours talking to people as they arrived, on the night, for the cameras to go on the Signal TV.
Sylvia, who not only sat in on the first panel but also was in control of the films on the night – well done Sylvia, went off without the slightest hitch! Linde who designed the programme, June who sold the tickets and of course, ex-staff such as Penny and Denis, who both sat on the first panel and helped out on the night.
Have a look at some of the images that Denis took on the night and watch out for the video from Declan on SignalTV.