Little Cinema Halloween

HUGE thank yous to everyone who came along to our Little Cinema Halloween screening on Wednesday at the Roisin Dubh! We had an absolutely packed venue, fantastic films and an amazing audience! We’ll post the available links to the films from the night!

Little Cinema Halloween

1. Fintan Geraghty and Melinda Szutz – The Dreaming of the Bones

The first to be shown was a short Promo for Dance Players Company’s adaptation of W.B Yeats’ play “The
Dreaming of the Bones”, at O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance. Tickets are available at this link.

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2 Kieran O’Brien – Sharp Words

The second film was Sharp Words, by Kieran O’Brien, a film where a young man’s overbearing mother returns from the dead to haunt his diary!

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3 Conor Kelly – Interview

Our third film was a short about where an interview goes wrong!

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4 Erin Boland – All The Good Girls Go To Hell

Our next short was a film made by the NUIG Film Soc, introduced by Erin Boland. Called All The Good Girls Go To Hell, it’s a Halloween comedy about sharing your first college house!

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5 Shane Boyle – Dark Corners

Our last film before the break was Dark Corners by Shane Boyle, where a woman wakes from a nightmare, but the nightmare has only begun.

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6 Murrough Mac Fheorais & Robert Fitzgerald-Bellone – No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home was the second film from the NUIG Film Soc, and told the story of a person who is experiencing strange reactions from people on Halloween night! It was introduced by Murrough Mac Fheorais & Robert Fitzgerald-Bellone!

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7 Gregory Kozma –  The Janitor

In our 7th film, submitted by Gregory Kozma, a Janitor gets spooked by something or someone!

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8 Hedgehog Shorts –  I need a Hero

The gang from Hedgehog Shorts made another fantastic sketch, this one where two characters in a short film fight over who should die and why! It was intrduced by Ruth McNally and John McClean!

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9 Tom PcPartland – Afraid of the Dark

The penultimate film of the night was a fantastic stop motion music video by Galway musician Thomas McPartland for his song “Afraid of the Dark”!

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10 Edinventure – Apparent Power

We finished the night with the fantastic film Apparent Power by the troupe Edinventure, which won the Offline 57 Hour Filmmaking Challenge! As part of the prize, it will be shown at the Galway Film Fleadh next year!

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We had a fancy dress competition and gave away some hoodies to the people with the best costumes for the night! Congrats to the winners and thanks to everyone who dressed up!

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Thank you to everyone who came along to the night and supporting grass roots filmmaking and keeping the arts alive in Galway!

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Little Cinema September 2019 Recap!

We had a fantastic night at the Little Cinema on Wed 25th Sept, with a really great audience and a brilliant mix of films, sketches, music videos and documentaries!

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Little Cinema September

We have links to some of the films that were screened and you can check them out here. Not all are online, but the ones that are are below, happy viewing 🙂

1 Carmen Garcia Gonzalez –

I’m a student living in a hostel: The housing crisis in Galway

A day in the life of an Irish young woman who has to sort out university studies while living in a hostel because, for more than a year, she couldn’t find a house to live. Very thought provoking documentary brilliantly executed by Carmen! She is leaving Galway soon and has been a big addition to the Little Cinema while she has been here, we’re sure we’ll be seeing more from her in the future 🙂

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2 Aengus van Hout

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-b- is a short film shot on super 8mm made by first time submitter Aengus van Hout.

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3. Harry Bo

Gliondar

Harry Bo made a great documentary about Gliondar, a Community Arts Group in Athenry, Co. Galway. They do spectacle and street theatre and this doc was a highlights video of one of their events, really well captured by Harry Bo!

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4 Echo Harte

Sun Don’t Rise

Our fourth submission was the really great music video Sun Don’t Rise, by Galway musician Echo Harte.  It was made for ‘Suicide Prevention Week 2019’ and is dedicated to all of those we have lost to suicide.

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New Sketches

The Galway Sketch group Hedgehog Shorts finished off the first half with some hilarious and newly made sketches!

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https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=699976307182252

6 Dawid Piotr Szlaga

MicroPLASTICS a MACROdisaster

Plastic pollution is a threat to marine life in the Maldives on the Indian Ocean. Big filter feeders like whale sharks are exposed to the tiny particles. A group of scientists investigate the pathways of plastic ingestion by this largest fish. The project was documented by Dawid Piotr Szlaga.

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7 Peggy Anne Knight

Light Of My Life

Just when he thought there was only darkness left in his life, Ray encounters a persistent electrical anomaly at his old lighting shop. Made by Peggy Anne Knight

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8 Xavier Cardriche

TOO LATE (Barter The Bard)

A music video all the way from New York, made by Xavier Cardriche who found the Little Cinema last year during a visit to Galway.
Escaping his decisions of the last 24 hours, a young man retreats to a local watering
hole for shelter which may be nothing but temporary bliss.

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9 Eoin Harnett

Our Land

Seven young people reflect on what it is that makes Ireland a remarkable place to live.

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Thank you to all of our filmmakers and audience members who made the night really special!

If you’re interested in submitting something to a future screening, get in touch with us at littlecinemagalway@gmail.com

Coming up in October we will have a Halloween special, followed by a regular Little Cinema in November and then a Christmas special in December! Get making films! 😉


Little Cinema August 2019 Recap!

Thank you everyone who came along to the August Little Cinema in the Roisin Dubh! It was an awesome night by all accounts, which was hosted by John Burke, Brigid Vinnell and Conor Quinlan!

 

We have links to some of the films which were shown on the night for you to check out below! Thank you to Brigid for the lovely photos of the filmmakers introducing their films.

Thank you to Paddy Finn  for the two beautiful pictures of the Little Cinema looking glorious below!

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And great job to John Burke to have hosted the Little Cinema for the first time!

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1. Derek Whyte – Quiet!

The first film of the night was from first time submitter Derek Whyte with his silent short “Quiet!”

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2. Christian Craughwell – Chernobyl Prayer

The second film was Chernobyl Prayer, a short based on the final story in ‘Chernobyl Prayer’ by Svetlana Alexievich, made by Christian Craughwell.

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3. Hampus Ingerson – Hole

The third film was by Swedish filmmaker Hampus Ingerson who came all the way from Sweden to show his film! Called ‘Hole’, it is about a prisoner who is taken out of his cell for the most important phone call of his life. Thank you to Hampus for coming to the Little Cinema and we look forward to seeing him again there!

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4. Carmen Garcia Gonzalez – Trá na nMan – Ladies Beach

The fourth film of the night was the fabulous documentary Trá na mBan by Carmen Garcia Gonzalez introduced by Roisin Hughes; In the west coast of Ireland, a group of Irish women 40 to 80 years old swim every morning in the Atlantic cold waters come rain or shine.

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5. Manolo Marceno & Lakshika Serasinhe – Daughter

The fifth film was the film Daughter, made by Manolo Marceno & Lakshika Serasinhe as part of the My Rode Reel competition. Give their film a watch a vote at the link with the video 🙂
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https://www.rode.com/myrodereel/watch/entry/8069

 

6. Nigel O’Brien – Visitors or (Life , the Universe and Ice Cream)

Our next film was made by Nigel O’Brien as part of the Shot By The Sea competition.
Visitors: Bring peace and balance to the Galaxy, and ice-cream.

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7. Eoin McLoughlin – Falklands – Laurie and Brian

The next film was an animation made by Eoin McLoughlin. A former vertern of the falklands war shares a tense experience where a bomb had hit his ship. Though it didn’t go off, there was the possibility it could at any moment.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p056kkk5

8. Oisin MacCoille – Shauna

Our next film was Shauna, made by Oisin MacCoille.
Shauna has to come to terms with an unplanned event in her life and she has to do it alone.

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9. Bip Henderson – Shmuel Coen’s Killer Script PILOT

The second last film of the night was made by Bip Henderson! After his latest flop, a wannabe film producer is on the hunt for a killer script.

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10. Ray MacDonncha & Trevor Laffey – Was That A Yes

We finished the night with the fantastic film ‘Was That A Yes’ made by Ray MacDonncha & Trevor Laffey!

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Thank you to the fantastic audience who came along and to all the filmmakers for making the night so special.

The September screening is almost full already and so if you’re interested in showing something at the Little Cinema, get in touch with us at littlecinemagalway@gmail.com.

Also keep in mind that Halloween and Christmas are just around the corner and so have the specials in mind for them, if you have any ideas for Halloween or Xmas films, get in touch with us to keep a spot.

Thanks and see you all again soon!


Little Cinema July 2019 Screening

We had a great screening of films on Wednesday last week with a fantastic audience and loads of great films!

For those who weren’t able to make the night, we’ll share the links to the films here for you to check out!

First up we had Robert Shanahan with his film Shcrubs!

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Next up we had Gregory Kozma with his film The Interpreter, where an old lady helps the police with an investigation.

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Next up we had Nigel O’Brien introducing the documentary How We Broke Their Noses, a behind the scenes doc about the making of the short film Sons & Broken Noses!  The documentary isn’t available online at the moment but will be soon.

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Last film before the break was a lovely animation introduced by Eoin McLoughlin, called Wawel Dragon The Real Story, where a  Joker is put in charge of the kingdom only to have a dragon take over the kingdom and steal all the food.  How will the joker fix this problem?
The animation isn’t available online at the moment.

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The first film after the break was from Christian Craughwell. Called “Ratlines”, it was a short film about the escape and resettlement of Nazi war criminals after World War.

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The next film was called Stop by Conor O’Dwyer, where during a forced bus stop conversation, a detached millennial and an alcoholic senior realise they’re not so different at all. The film isn’t currently available online.

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The second last film of the night was Chica Mala, by Carmen Garxia, a film about a girl struggling to find some quality time with just herself.  The film is not currently available online.

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We finished the night with “Nothing Serious” by Emily O’Brien & Emma Sammon, which delved into the various descriptions people on online dating sites use to describe themselves! The film isn’t available online at the moment but will be soon.


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Thank you to all of the filmmakers for their hard work in making the films, and to our amazing audience who really helped make the night so special! Thanks also to Conor Quinlan and Brigid Vinnell for helping out hosting the night and taking the pictures above for us!

If you’d like to submit a film to the Little Cinema, get in touch with us at littlecinemagalway@gmail.com

Thanks and talk to you soon!


Galway Theatre Festival One Take Challenge!

We are very very excited to be taking part once again in the Galway Theatre Festival!  The festival is a really inclusive and welcoming one and they’ve been a pleasure to collaborate with since we started the One Take Challenge in 2015. Check out our event page for the screening here! And you can grab your tickets here!

Concept

The idea for the One Take Challenge came when the Galway Theatre Festival was relaunched to take place in May of 2015, and they approached us to see if we had any suggestions for how to involve the Little Cinema in the Festival. We loved the idea of being involved but wanted to do something meaningful which would allow us to embrace the concept of theatre in the films that would get made. And so, the thing we saw that differentiated Theatre from Film is that (apart from the obvious), with theatre you only get one shot, and once you took to the stage, there was no going back!

It was from there that we decided to introduce that element of danger into filmmaking where once you started, you had to keep going, and just roll with the punches. The first One Take Challenge was in 2015 and we’ve had some cracking films over the years. To give some inspiration for filmmakers this year, we’ve shared some of the previously made films in one take. All of these would have been made in one take, and in the first take! Which is an amazing achievement.

Rules

This year we are removing the rule of having the film made in the first take, and just keeping the element of the one take, so you can now have a few run thrus to get it perfect. We also want films to be made without special effects in post production, so basically any effects you want to use should be done at the time of filming, like in Theatre  where what you see is what is createable on stage. The film should be 5 minutes long +/- 30 seconds and lastly, we’d like you to present the film on stage at the screening!

So here you go, happy viewing!

Films – 2015

Dave Thorpe: Before Life

Frank O’Malley & Ben Rogan – Robbed Blind

Kenny Gaughan – Hostage

Films – 2016

Matthew Blayney & Matt Kavanagh – Lullaby

John Valtners Paintner – Stirring The Pot

Films – 2017

David Patrick Emery – One-Take Thing

Matthew Blayney & Matt Kavanagh – Dispatched

Films – 2018

Kenny Gaughan – You can’t be Sheerios

Join – A Rose, And Go Now

Manolo Marcenó & Lakshika Serasinhe – Mind your Back

https://www.facebook.com/MaMaDigitalArts/videos/2082520941995309/

 

If you’re interested in making a film in one take for the challenge, or would like more information, get in touch with us via email at littlecinemagalway@gmail.com