East Cork Successes at 2017 Lady’s First International Film Festival

by Denise FitzGerald

Vaughan Buckley pictured in his home town of Youghal this week

Vaughan Buckley from Youghal won Best Movie for his film "Lilium" in the inaugural Lady's First International Film Festival in 2016 in Cork, and the winning Screenplay that year was a story entitled 'The Wind' by Michael Barry who lives in the Killeagh area, and whose prize was to have his film produced this year.
Vaughan, who lives in Youghal with his wife Tracey and their baby son Aaron, told The East Cork Journal that he received a telephone call from Emily Fitzgerald, Founder of Lady's First International Film Festival, inviting him to produce a film based on the main storyline of Michael's Screenplay. "I was delighted to get the opportunity to produce "The Wind", he said. "It is a superb Screenplay with five main characters, all local actors, and one who travelled from Dublin". Vaughan went on to say that it premiered at an Awards Ceremony held in Cork on May 28th, receiving huge applause and appreciation. Bronze Serpent Awards were presented to the best of categories, and the event was a great success.

Vaughan was educated locally in Youghal and then studied Animation in St John's College, after which he undertook a Film Course. Asked how he got interested in the film world Vaughan modestly told how his Great Grandfather, James Horgan, (who will be remembered by many people in the East Cork and West Waterford areas) was the first Film Maker in Youghal, and it was he who animated the Clock Gate Dancing!
Many years later his Grandson, Vaughan, is carrying on his tradition and every good wish is extended to him for his future in the film world.

Last year the Lady's First International Film Festival received entries from ten film makers in Ireland, all of which were screened over one day. This year, there were over seventy submissions which came from all over the World including Canada, the US, Brazil, Columbia, UAE, Russia, UK, Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, Israel, Turkey, Greece, Germany, Austria, Romania, Poland and France.
The international films screened can be viewed on on www.entertainmotionpictures.com and if any reader is interested in viewing them online please send an email toladysfirstintlfilmfestival@gmail.com