In March 2019, the Project DaRT, the MA in Translation Studies at UCC and Cork Film Fest joined forces to create subtitles for a number of Irish short films including one feature length film to be screened at the Puerto Vallarta International Film Festival organised by the University of Guadalajara, Mexico.
The festival is an important local event in which up-and-coming and established artists come together to participate in numerous activities and exhibitions. The renowned Cork Film Festival was also in attendance in 2019 with a feature entitled ‘Echoes of Cork Film Festival’ in which Irish, homegrown film talent was showcased to a wider audience and to strength the cultural links between Ireland and Latin America.
This year, Cork Film Fest enlisted the help of Project DaRT and 3 MA in Translation Studies students to subtitle the films for the festival. Here we have an interview with the students, Anna Codina, Claudia Itzel García Lozano, and Dylan MacGafraidh in which they talk about the experience, the process, their relationship with the films and how it has influenced their future direction as translators.