March 2016 Recap

Hello one and all,

We’re back again with our recap of another great month at Little Cinema! We really want to thank everyone who came along last Wednesday. We’ve said it before, but it can’t be stressed enough; great audiences like you are what make Little Cinema special! We’re so grateful for your continued support and look forward to seeing you all back again. For anyone who couldn’t make it along, or who just wants a repeat viewing, here are the links to the currently available films screened at the last Little Cinema.12439404_514732548717746_1886486626876043319_n

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    Our first film of the evening is a short made for last years collabortaion with Galway Theatre Festival by the Little Cinema team. Hostage was made in one take, with seven cameras rolling, and a huge cast and crew! It was a hugely challenging shoot, but also a very fun one and we’re very proud of the result. We’re currently looking for more films in the same vein for this years Galway Theatre Festival, so why not watch Hostage and hopefully it’ll help give you some inspiration!

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    Next up was a music video made by  Maika for Al’Tarba’s Just Like Ants. Skilfully edited together from old stock footage in only seven days, this video was a perfect accompaniment for the song.

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    Our third film of the night was a hilarious sketch from Graham Patterson called How Do You Play Football? If you’ve ever wanted to become a pro soccer player, then look no further than this tutorial video for all the tips you’ll need…

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    Following Graham was Katie Gardner, with her very first film Bicycle Day, a comedy about a man trying to find the perfect bike! We’re looking forward to seeing more from Katie!

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    Last before the break was the return of Colm Dunne with another great music video, this time for a song called Peggy by local artist Dylan Murphy. This was taken from a series filmed in the Blue Note pub in Galway.

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    After the break, we had a film from another regular submitter. Woodworm, by Justin Wade, is a film about depression and loneliness. Woodworm is currently not online, and we wish Justin all the best with the film on the festival circuit!

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    Next up was a music video from Lakshika Serashine for the Until April’s song I wanna Be Yours. Anyone who has seen any of Lakshika’s work will be familair with his beautiful photography, and this film was no exception!

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    Next was our very own Kenny Gaughan, with a short comedy sketch about a guy trying to tell a joke. The film got a huge laugh on the night, and has been doing well online since it was uploaded last week.
    Click here to watch The Joke .

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    Our second last film of the night was made by Meghan McKeon-Joyce, called St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This observational documentary did a great job at capturing the energy of the day. Its not online yet, but we’ll post a link as soon as it goes up!

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    Our last film of the evening, made by Matt Kavanagh, was a documentary called Whats Your Favourite Irish Film, in which Matt went to the streets of Galway to ask that very question!

    And thats it for another month. Huge thanks to all the film submitters for their hard work! Just a reminder that we won’t have a screening in April, but will be back on May 5th with a special night of films made in collaboration with Galway Theatre Festival. We’re currently looking for films made for that screening, but they have to be made in one take and on the first take! If you’d like to submit, get in contact with us ASAP as spaces are filling rapidly!

    Thanks for reading,
    Liam, Kenny and Julia.

Seachtain na Gaeilige 15 Márta

Tá fáilte romhaibh chuig Pictiúrlann Bheag na Gailimhe, an tríú bhliain a bhfuil ócáid á reáchtáil againn le linn Seachtain na Gaeilge!

Is scannáin Gaeilge amháin, le fotheidil as Béarla a bheidh á dtaispeáint againn le linn na hoíche.

Tá an ócáid á reáchtáil againn i gcomhar le Conradh na Gaeilge, Oireachtas na Gaeilge, le maoiniú ó Foras na Gaeilge.

Osclófar na doirse ag 9.00pm agus tá ticéad €4 ar líne agus €5 ag an doras. Feicfimid ar ball sibh!

Tá an-bhród orainn clár na hoíche d’ár! Míle buíochas do gach duine a leag isteach píosa agus a chuir a gcuid ama isteach ar son na scannáin!


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Beidh sé ina oíche den scoth, faigh bhur dticéid anseo.

February 2016 Recap

It’s hard to believe how fast the year is going… Christmas feels like it could have been last week, but here we are recapping our second screening of the year! Little Cinema February was one of those beautiful screenings that had lots of different styles and genres on screen and a truly great crowd too! Let’s look back at the great short films screened last Wednesday. Where possible, the films themselves are also available to rewatch.little cinema february01



Our first film of the night was “Cosan na Smaointe” submitted to us by Cliodhna Nic Dhonnacha. This moving Irish-language documentary told the story of a woman who went to school in a Sisters of Mercy convent before going on to become a teacher herself.


Our second film of the evening was “Binge” submitted by Stephen Staunton. “Binge” is a comedy short about a man trying to keep up to date with a popular fantasy TV show, which eventually takes over his entire life! It also deserves special mention for great VFX, showing that anything is possible, even on small budgets!


Film number three was “Regicide” submitted by Cian Boland. This documentary was a behind the scenes look at the making of a student film.


Next up was another great animation from regular submitter Diarmaid Hanley. His film “Lords” was a bizarre conversation between two men discussing the existence of the soul. Typically hilarious stuff from Diarmaid!


Taking us up to the break was a film called “Shir Madness”submitted by Emily Murray, Aising Ni Chulain and Marie Lecoq. This documentary gave a fascinating insight into the world of burlesque, with interviews from a variety of performers.


After a short break, we were back with a music video from Colm Dunne. Created for the song “When Mark Met Tom” by local artist Fia Rua, this video, shot on a sunny day in Salthill, had some puppets act out the narrative of the songs lyrics. Puppets by “Yourmans Puppets”


Next up was “Stare” by Ana Levisky. This captivating documentary explores reactions to works of art in various settings and the power that art can have wherever it is found. Click here to watch “Stare”


Our penultimate film of the night was submitted by Paul O’Mahony, long time Little Cinema audience member and first time submitter! Paul’s film “Paul Does Make-Up” was a very informative video with some great tips on how to make the most of your make-up.


Closing out the night was another documentary, submitted by Graham Bollard called “Dirty Laundry.” This amazing film documented the filmmaker discussing his father, whom he never met, with his mother, aunt and grandmother. “Dirty Laundry” was a perfect finale to a great night of short films.

So ended another night at Little Cinema. To those who submitted and those who came along to be part of the night, huge thanks! Be sure to share these films with your friends, and we’ll see you in March!

Written by Liam Doherty

January 2016 Recap

We were delighted to see such a huge crowd for January’s Little Cinema, massive thanks to everyone who braved the nasty weather to help us make the night a great start to a new year of short film in Galway. It was particularly lovely to see a lot of new names on the list of submitters! We’re always happy to see new faces joining the Little Cinema community.

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If you weren’t able to make it, or simply fancy revisiting the brilliant short films we’ve screened on the night, have a look at our recap below. If you’ve enjoyed a certain film, make sure to show your support by liking and sharing the film-makers’ work!


Our first film of the night was a Little Cinema production made to commemorate Michael D. Higgins’ visit to Galway for the first anniversary of Galway being named a UNESCO City of Film.


Our second film of the night, submitted by Luca Melis and titled Silhouettes, was a beautiful observational documentary contrasting light and dark as night descends in a cemetery.


Next up was a comedy sketch from Graham Patterson, who described it as “A film called Drugs… about drugs” which summed it up pretty well! The sketch got big laughs on the night for its off the wall humour, and is well worth a rewatch if you fancy a giggle!


Next was a film called Callum, from a series called Tome, which focuses on various characters from Galway. The film allows us into the mind of a young man frustrated by his life and the people around him.


Just before the break was a short sketch from Ian Donoghue called The Tea. Never before has boiling a kettle seemed so epic or hilarious! Ian’s film was a great end to the first half and had the crowd in stitches!


First after the break was a film from Little Cinema regular Chris Tierney. Compiled from footage Chris as shot over the last few years, this compilation was up to Chris’ high standard – beautiful , creative camera work edited to perfection.

Galway Footage Compilation Jan 2016 from Christopher Tierney on Vimeo.


Following Chris was Conor Ostheimer with his film Hand Rush, a fast paced short film book-ended by ominous shots of a gravestone, with nice editing and a great soundtrack.


Next up was Karma, submitted by Brian O’Regan, which told the tale of a man going through hard times who may just have finally come across a bit of good luck.


Our penultimate film of the night was Railway, submitted by Finian Robbins. Great writing, performed by two fantastic actors, in a gorgeously shot and edited short film. Finian Robbins is definitely one to watch!


Closing out the night was a music video directed by Lakshika Serasinhe for Tracy Bruen and Band’s song Make Mama Proud. This is a great example of how to make a music video – the visuals suit the music perfectly complementing a great song from one of Galway’s great musicians.

So ended another great night of short film at Little Cinema, huge thanks to all our submitters and to everyone who came along to support! We’ll see you all again at the end of the month, have a great February!

Little Cinema

Written by Liam Doherty

Little Cinema’s Christmas Events

1. Little Cinema Christmas Special

16-12-2015 9PM at Roisin Dubh

Ho ho ho!
Get set for a night of festive fun with the Little Cinema!

Have your Christmas jumpers at the ready and prepare for a festive overload with lots of Christmas films to get you filled with Crimbo cheers! There will be 10 films screened, with majority of the films being made specifically for the night!

Oh and fear not Star Wars fans, we’ll have you out in plenty of time to make the midnight screening at the big cinema!

€4 online, €5 on the door BUY TICKETS HERE


2. Little Cinema Mystery Christmas Screening with GoBus

19-12-2015 Pick Up at Galway Cathedral 6.30PM sharp

Little Cinema is very excited to link up with GoBus Galway to bring you another Christmas Mystery Film Screening!

We’ll take you on a trip to a beautiful secret location and surprise you with a festive movie favourite! We’ll have lots of laughs and sing Christmas Carols on the bus ride over.

We can’t reveal any clues, but the venue is absolutely spectacular, you won’t want to miss this! You’ll get to explore the magic location when we arrive and soak up the Christmas atmosphere, with drinks and mince pies on offer.

It’s a great night for film lovers, friends, families or couples to kick off Christmas in style and we can’t to share it with you!

If you’d like to have a look at our last year’s event, check out the blog post and photos here.