The Little Cinema Festival Details & Tickets


Little Cinema Comedy Sketch Night

FRIDAY 26th September, DOORS 8PM, Tickets €7 at Nun’s Island Theatre

We’ll be screening a selection of fantastic short sketches under 3 minutes in length, all made especially for the Little Cinema Festival!

Comedies have played a huge part in the Little Cinema over the years and so we can’t wait ti see all the crazy ideas people will be coming up with!

There’ll be an audience vote for the best sketch on the night, and the winner will get a token prize although this night isn’t about prizes but rather about the craic and having a good time!

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Little Cinema Junior

SATURDAY 27th September, DOORS 2PM, Tickets €5 at Nun’s Island Theatre

For the first time ever, we’re delighted to be screening a series of shorts made by film makers under the age of 18!

There’s a great selection of films on show from the new set of budding Little Cinema film-makers!

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mystery-screeningMagical Mystery Screening

SATURDAY 27th September, BUS 7PM, Tickets €13 at a Super Secret Location

Strap in because this one is going to be exciting!

We’ll be taking 2 bus loads of people on a Mystery bus ride to a secret location (which is very cool) where we’ll have some refreshments and then screen a secret film! Nobody will know what the film is, or where we are going, and it should be a great laugh, bringing back memories of the Magical Mystery Tours of college years gone by!!

People will meet at 6.30pm at the Cathedral and the bus will leave at 7pm sharp! We’ll be back into town and everyone will be dropped back to the Cathedral once again for 11.30pm that night.

It promises to be a great night and could be your highlight of the Little Festival!

When you cross the Salmon Weir Bridge and are facing the Cathedral, if you take a left and walk along the footpath which follows adjacent to the Corrib River, the buses will be parked along that stretch of road there for us.

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collABORATIONSPremieres & Collaborations

SUNDAY 28th September, DOORS 8PM, Tickets €8 at Nun’s Island Theatre

We’ll finish our our Festival with a night of fantastic new short films! None of these are available online and most have been made specifically for the Little Cinema Festival, so it will be a fantastic nights entertainment for everyone!

Thank you to all our amazing film makers and collaborations groups who have been working so hard at making short films for us, not just for this Festival but for the last four and a half years, it’s been an amazing journey and we hope that this Festival is a great way to commemorate everyone’s great work!

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Very First Little Cinema Festival!!!


Little Cinema is super stoked to announce it’s very first short film festival!

The mini festival will run 26-28 September, with a Comedy Sketch Night, a Little Cinema Junior, a Mystery Screening of a secret film at a secret location and an evening of Little Cinema Collaborations!

For our first year running, we kept it relatively small and intimate. Seeing as our usual spot, Roisin Dubh, wasn’t available, we’ve booked a fantastic venue for it – Nun’s Island Theatre! It’s got such a beautiful look and vibe to it! The capacity is only 85 people so make sure to book  your ticket when they go on sale tomorrow!

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If you’ve never been to Nuns Island, here is a handy little map to finding it. It’s in Galway City Centre, 23 Nun’s Island, beside the Bish School.

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The film submissions we have received so far are aligning up to create one of the best screenings we’ve ever had! Groups of people got together and made films for the festival exclusively!

The mystery screening film will be a classic blockbuster that all audiences will enjoy.

We are still open to submissions for comedy sketches for our screening on Friday, so if you fancy making something do get in touch! Only rules are that the sketches are under 3 mins in length, are original unpublished content, and the film maker can attend to introduce it! There’ll be a small prize for the winner, but the main thing is the craic on the night!

Film makers can submit as many sketches as they like as long as they are new, although not all may be screened!

More details to be announced tomorrow! You will be able to purchase tickets on the website here also.


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Little Cinema at Electric Picnic Photo Highlights

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Little Cinema Electric Picnic 2014

Little Cinema is very proud to be joining the Electric Picnic this year!

We will be on every evening at 9pm for over two and a half hours at Fossetts Circus tent showing a selection of short comedies, documentaries and music videos all made by talented Irish film-makers.

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If you scored yourself a ticket this year, do pop into us, it will be great buzz!

Check out the line-up below:

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Little Cinema August Screening Recap

Last night saw the second monthly screening at our new home in Roisin Dubh!


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It was a completely SOLD OUT night with an incredible atmosphere and some craicing films which you can check out here:

1. Ever stopped to wonder why people actually kick the wall in Blackrock in Galway?

Our first short of last night’s screening, submitted to us by Michelle McDonagh answers those questions in a very endearing way!

‘Kicking the Wall’ unfortunately isn’t available for online viewing.

2. Second up, we had a film by Kevin McGuire, titled ‘Shelter’, which was a cool piece about how chance encounters can influence our lives. 

The short isn’t uploaded online either, but thanks to Kevin for sharing it with us and submitting!

3. Next up we had a brilliant music video for the Dublin band Friends Of Emmet and their tune ’13th Floor’.

It was submitted and presented by director Nigel O’Brien.

4. Funny and delightfully weird… We’re down with that!

The last film before the break was a compilation of sketches submitted to us by ‘The Soft Fists’ aka John Burke and Conor Hooper called ‘Impotence Reigns’. A Little Cinema premiere! 

5. Everyone knows that the streets of Galway are filled with some amazing talent!

The next video on yesterday’s bill was a testament to that!

Check out this live cover of the Game of Thrones theme tune performed by The Harp, The Accordion and The Ugly, a group of Galway buskers.

The video has almost 20.000 views after 2 weeks of being live! It was shared by RTÉ & to name a few.

It was submitted to us by Annie Chambers and filmed by Javi Gil.

6. Our line-up yesterday continued with a documentary commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I.

It was submitted to us by Tony Walsh, who made a special edit for the Little Cinema audience only!

It was peek into a piece that Tony is currently working on, telling powerful stories of soldiers that fell in battle.

The documentary was filmed in Belgium and presented by Niall De Burca, who mixes sadness with light-heartedness so well in his speeches.

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7. Our second last film was ‘Cairde’, a short film in Irish, about a 15 year old boy who befriends an old fisherman down at Blackrock and teaches him how to swim.

A very sweet story about overcoming fear and the power of human connection.

Many thanks to Hodei Rubio-Lacey for submitting! 

8. In our closing film, Dr Stephen J Cadwell has ‘distilled years of work, toil and effort’ to make a video that encapsulates what it takes to be an ‘acteur’.

Warning: This video contains some truly convincing pretentiousness!

That’s all folks! We’ll be back in September with our mini festival! Watch this space!

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