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Episode 36: Thread Magazine issue 8, 5th Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival, Culture 2025

Thread Magazine has released Issue 8 after a 2 year gap between issue 7. Sebastian Stephenson speaks to Aisling Farinella, Editor in Chief of Thread Magazine, about why that happened and how that affected what issue 8 is today. We also talk about the new features of the magazine and if Thread was still relevant, it didn't really matter if it was. We also talk about her new initiative to provide support to fashion students with Kildare Village. We report on the 5th Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival and we talk though Ireland first cultural policy, Culture 2025.

Thread Magazine

Thread Magazine Facebook page

Some of the places that stock Thread Magazine

Indigo & Cloth

The Dean Hotel

NCAD

DIT

MADE

Clement & Pekoe

Fumbally

HATCH

Kildare Village

Segment 1: 5th Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival

The Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival is running for the 5th year. The festival is a means to promote filmmakers and to network for potential opportunities. Its uses music to drive traffic to the short films screenings. I asked the festival director, Florin Zapra, in Filmbase about how the submissions have changed over the years, what they give out to the award winners and what is the focus of the festival.

Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival website

Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival's Twitter

Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival Facebook Page

Segment 2: Culture 2025 Introduction

With the Oireachtas set to be fully up and running by the 28th Stepember, one of the many items on the agenda in the government will be the first ever national cultural policy created by The Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Its called Culture 2025. So lets take a look at what the documents says and some of the responses to the document that have been made.

Minister Humphreys publishes draft Framework Policy for Culture 2025/Éire Ildánach Press Release with PDF Download

Video of 7th September Joint Oireachtas Meeting(Start at 00:48:54)

Transcript of 7th September Joint Oireachtas Meeting