Sarajevo Irish Festival proudly supported by Oggi Tomic for second year running will take place in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina from March 16th to March 18th 2017. Don’t they say that the second album, or the second pint of Guinness, is never as good as the first one? But that is surely not the case for the second Sarajevo Irish Festival, because this year we have almost the entire Irish Bosnian community, as well as some fellow Celts, all working on pulling off another long weekend of culture, ceol, craic agus caint (music, chat and fun) with more guests, more sponsors and more locations. It’s gonna be a blast.
What is Shadows & Light Wedding Cinematics?
Shadows & Light is an event for filmmakers, by filmmakers. It is a series of presentations, practical workshops and social gatherings that takes place over three days each year. It is intimate (limited to no more than 100 attendees). It is fun. It brings together filmmakers so that you can learn from expert speakers, learn from each other and, perhaps most important of all, meet other like-minded filmmakers, forging a community of like-minded people.
The Lily was one of the first of its kind: an ultra portable drone that follows a tracking device that you wear on your wrist. All you had to do was throw the thing in the air, and voila! It would fly according to whichever flight path you chose.
Written by Helen Rumbelow and published in The Times nationwide. Meeting Oggi Tomic, Cambridge and London based filmmaker, makes you wonder about what is ordinary and what is extraordinary. “I always wanted to be extraordinary, to be different,” he says of his boyhood. And here he is, in his nice flat in Cambridge with a lovely wife and a good job; shaking his head and saying, “Oh, my God” in mock despair when my request for decaf coffee has him rummaging in a cupboard. It is an ordinary scene in middle England. He is, however, exactly what he wanted to be: totally, staggeringly extraordinary.
Twenty-nine years ago, amid the ruins of a country torn apart by a brutal and bloody war, Oggi Tomic took his first breath. Born with water on the brain and left abandoned by his mother in the delivery room, Oggi didn’t exactly get the best start in life. In and out of orphanages for much of his childhood; the 29-year-old would face near-starvation, shelling and unimaginable suffering almost daily.
A feature documentary I made with Chris Leslie, ''Finding Family'' has been officially accepted at ''The Sindh International Film Festival'' which is being held on 10-11th February 2014 in Pakistan, Karachi as part of the wider Sindh Festival which has been set up to celebrate Pakistan’s heritage and culture.