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Three Griffith Film & TV Graduates' Films Featured in Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival First Frame Event

Method in Madness Still DIFF First Frame Nominee Bill O'Toole
Ocean Eyes Still DIFF First Frame Nominee Hector H. Romero

The First Frame Event honours film students and graduates from across Ireland.

We are delighted to report that recent Film & TV graduates Ryan Buckley, Bill O’Toole and Hector H. Romero each had their debut short film featured at this year's Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival First Frame Event.

A staple of the annual festival, First Frame is a film student initiative and competition, whereby film students and graduates across Ireland submit short films to be critiqued by a panel of industry leaders. This year, the event was supported by Warner Media and also featured a career interview with leading Hollywood film producer Dede Gardner (Moonlight,12 Years a Slave, Minari).

We want to congratulate our Griffith graduates for making the cut and being amongst the fantastic collection of films selected for review this year:

A Lonely Haunt

  • Director: Ryan Buckley
  • Cast: Emmet Ryan, Emma Konchar, Andrew Kingston
  • Duration: 12:44 min
  • Year of Production: 2020

Madness in the Method

  • Director: Bill O'Toole
  • Cast: Vanessa Schaefer, Jade O'Toole
  • Duration: 10:45 min
  • Year of Production: 2020

Ocean Eyes 

  • Producer & Director: Hector H. Romero
  • Cast: Cara Chapman, Miriam Ryan, Tina O'Connor
  • Duration: 4:39 min
  • Year of Production: 2019/20

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There are still five more days of the festival so make sure to check out as many films as you can while you have the chance!