Irish Film London is bringing 15 Irish short films to the capital on Sunday 13th March
This free showcase forms a satellite event of the Mayor of London’s St. Patrick’s Festival and Parade, which takes place on Trafalgar Square on the same day.
Watch the trailer for the festival here:
Catch award winning films such as “Love is a Sting”, directed by Vincent Gallagher, which sees a struggling children’s book writer gain an unexpected house guest in the form of an ageing, hyper-intelligent mosquito named Anabel.
Share a giggle with one of the two Caroline Grace-Cassidy films “Love at First Light” and “Even Droids Have Friends”. Or enjoy the heart warming tale of Jessica Patterson’s charming animation “Did you hear about her Da?”
Both “Kerry” (directed by Dave Slade and Gemma Addy) and “Drone Blender” (directed by Damien Gallagher) are UK and Ireland co-productions. As part of The Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, these films celebrate the positive symbiotic relationship between the two nations.
Over the course of these two wonderfully diverse shorts programmes (11.30pm-12.30pm & 1pm-2.30pm) viewers will journey through childhood crushes, family dynamics, loss, love, religion, superstitions and even an Irish language musical romance!
This collection, selected by Eibh Collins shows us that the future is bright for Irish film making, as these young directors up the ante to an international level.
In addition at 7.30pm on the same day there will be a Special Preview Screening of John Carney’s “Sing Street”, starring Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor and Maria Doyle-Kennedy with a cast Q&A.
The St. Patrick’s Film Festival takes place at Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent St, W1B 2UW. Shorts programmes are free and “Sing Street” tickets are available online.
For more info and to book tickets please visit www.irishfilmlondon.com
The full line-up is as follows:
11.30am – Programme 1 – FREE
•DID YOU HEAR ABOUT HER DA?, 4.30mins, Dir Jessica Patterson, Prod IDTA
•KERRY, 5mins, Dir Dave Slade & Gemma Addy, Prod Gemma Addy
•LOVE AT FIRST LIGHT, 1min, Dir Caroline Grace-Cassidy, Prod Kevin Cassidy
•LOOKS LIKE RAIN, 8mins, Dir Kevin O’Farrell, Prod Dave Leahy & Liam Ryan
•LOVE IS A STING, 18mins, Dir Vincent Gallagher, Prod Ian Hunt Duffy
•DRONE BLENDER, 2.20mins, Dir Damien Gallagher, Prod Damien Gallagher & Billy May
•CÈAD GHRÁ / FIRST LOVE, 11.40mins, Dir Brian Deane, Prod Eamonn Cleary
•FATHER MURPHY, 15mins, Dir Megan Devaney, Prod Emma Keane
1pm – Programme 2 – FREE
•THE TEACUP, 5mins, DirElifBoyacioglu, Prod Irish School of Animation
•BREATHE, 14.30mins, Dir James Doherty, Prod Peter Frankie Brennan
•EVEN DROIDS HAVE FRIENDS, 15.20mins, Dir Caroline Grace-Cassidy & Sorcha Furlong, Prod Kevin Cassidy
•THREE’S A CROWD, 4.30mins, Dir& Prod Eoin O’Neill
•TODAY, 19mins, Dir Tristan Heanue, Prod Paddy Slattery
•COBBLER, 8mins, Dir Shane Reid, Prod DonalHaughey
•BONSOIR LUNA, 16mins, DirDonnchaGilmore, Prod David Cullinan, PJ Moloney & Philip Hickey
7.30pm – SING STREET, Special Preview Screening – £12
Plus a Q&A with director John Carney and actors Ferdia Walsh-Peelo and Mark McKenna
Directed by John Carney (Once, Begin Again), this Sundance favourite and music lover’s dream stars Aidan Gillan (Game of Thrones, Love/Hate), Jack Raynor (Transformers, What Richard Did) and Maria Doyle Kennedy (Downton Abbey, The Commitments). It tells the story of a young boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s who escapes his strained family life by starting a band and moving to London.
“Sing Street is every bit as heart-warming and adorable as it is rapturously fun, an Irish rock-n-roll romance with a killer ‘80s soundtrack and an addictive collection of original songs.” – Erin Whitney, Screencrush.com.