Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Once a Week online Film Festival...dazzling short flicks! "Cú Chulainns Lament" the Official Selection this week!
Today, I was pleasantly surprised to receive an e-mail from the "Once a Week" on line film festival with a link to a short fantasy feature "Cú Chulainns Lament".
According to my sources, the web site that offers up novel short features for weekly screenings on the Internet, got 200,000 hits this past week alone!
"Cu Chulainns Lament is a masterfully-made animation from medieval Ireland," gushed the webmaster who sent the clip along for review.
In the visually-exciting short, Queen Aoife takes revenge on hero - Cu Chulainn - by tricking him into slaying his only son.
According to the filmmaker, the tale is derived from the actual medieval Irish text Aided Oenfer Aoife (which roughly translates to The death of Aoife's only son).
The festival aims to give filmmakers a greater amount of exposure by showcasing one specific film on the youtube channel for an entire week to a limitless audience.
Filmmakers are invited to submit their projects for consideration.
There is no entry fee.
The most highly-rated flick submitted each week is featured on the homepage on Wednesday evening at 9 p.m. (EST) and becomes a part of the permanent archive.
"Cú Chulainns Lament" was the Official Selection this week.
Reviews will follow so stay posted!