February 2019 Recap


Hello friends! Many special thanks this time to everyone who stuck with us through our cancelled screening in February – the power outing was very unfortunate and unavoidable, so thank you for returning to us last week to check out this great line up of short films. Here’s the line up once again – we think you’ll agree, it was another great month for short films, from both returning submitters to some brand new faces!

    1. Demo Reel, submitted by Felipe Rosa

      An incredible showreel chronicling the work of Felipe Rosa.

      Vampire Blues, submitted by Eric O Martin

      Modern life is hard when you’re a vampire. Directed by GTI student Eric O Martin.


      Nurses Vox Pop, submitted by Kenny Gaughan

      Vox Pop made by Kenny & Tony Walsh outside UCHG, getting the opinions of the striking nurses representing Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation – INMO.

      Waves, submitted by Emma Zukovič

      This short film was created as a response to the prominent stigma in Irish society surrounding mental health issues, particularly in relation to the experience of young men. The work aims to capture feelings and themes of mental illness and shine a light on this growing concern for people to share their inner turmoil. The piece however also offers a sense of hope that there is light following the darkness in the young protagonist’s life.

      Howdy Partner, submitted by John Murphy

      A little piece about positive mental health and being friends with yourself.


    2. Fear, by Beau Williams, submitted by Conor Quinlan

      A reading of a poem titled Fear, by Gaway based poet Beau Williams.


    3. Cinema Do Meu Bairro, submitted by Renata G. Lima

      From a suburb of Rio de Janeiro, the film revives the golden era of street cinema in Brazil. Intimate memories help tell the story of the three Santa Cruz cinemas.vlcsnap-2019-03-11-12h52m00s443



      Halcyon , submitted by Colin Buckley

      A film about an entire relationship in two locations.


    4.  Expert, Submitted by Patrick Szoltajsek

      A day in the life of a carpenter. Expert captures Damian from Damian Carpentry in action.

    1. Joinuary,  Submitted by Join

      More beautiful madness from Join, with another set of out-there comedy sketches.

  1. Thanks to all those who screened their films, and to everyone who showed up and created a fabulous, friendly audience. We’ll be back again at the end of March, so keep an eye on our social media accounts where we’ll keep you up to date.

Kenny, Julia & Liam

January 2019 Recap

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Hello friends! This year at Little Cinema has begun on a huge high point, with January’s screening chock-full of amazing short films. The bar has truly been set high for the year to come! As always, huge thanks to all who screened their films, and to everyone who came along to support them. We had an amazing night! If you missed it, or would like a second chance to see any of the films screened, now’s your chance. Scroll down for another look at those films currently streaming online, and please share any you loved on your social media, and lets boost the profile of these incredible films!

    1. Yesterday, submitted by Liza Bolton

      Created as a mood piece for a project that  currently being worked on around the theme of love and life lost. The narration is read by Tom O’Bedlam, music courtesy of Bensound.com.

    2. 2019 Showreel, submitted by Christopher Tierne

      More incredible work from Chris of Earthbound Films.
    3. Packing, submitted by MacKenzie Fowler & Robert FitzGerald-Bellone

      A young mother is interrupted by her partner as she is packing. Keep an eye on NUIG Filmsoc’s YouTube channel, where this will be uploaded soon.

    4. Edimus, submitted by the Craughwell Brothers

      An atmospheric horror, this co-production was shot in the US by Little Cinema regular Christian Craughwell with his brother.
    5. Birdman, submitted by Simon O’Neill

    6. Nature is all around us. Sometimes, you just have to reach out and touch it. Documentary Short. #ShotoniPhone (iPhone SE)
    7. My Light In The Dark, submitted by Teresa Lavina

    8. An incredible and hard hitting documentary following a homeless man who revisits his hometown.


  1. Santa in January, submitted by Declan Mungovan

    Ever wondered what Santa gets up to in January? Find out in this hilarious comedy sketch!

    Limitless Love , submitted by Dawid Piotr Szlaga

  2. Sometimes you need to spice up your life.
  3. Boy Racer, Submitted by Barry Fahy

  4. Boy Racer tells the Story of Evan Murphy as he discovers a world of imagination in his grandfathers shed.

  5. Huge thank you again to everyone who submitted a film for the screening, and to each and every member of the audience for making it such a great atmosphere. We’ll be back again in February, so hope to see you all again – keep an eye on our social media for a date!That’s all for now!

Kenny, Julia & Liam

August 2018 Recap

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Hello again, welcome back to our monthly Little Cinema recap! Its great to be back after our month off in July, we hope you all had a great summer! We couldn’t have asked for a better return to out monthly screenings, with an incredible line up of top quality short films and an absolutely fantastic audience. Huge thanks to everyone who made it out, you really are the best! If you’d like a little reminder if what we screened, here’s our line up again;

    1. Portershed : 90,000 Coffees later, submitted by Chris Tierney

      A short documentary to celebrate Portershed’s second birthday.

    2. Timothy’s Adventure, submitted by Barra Convery

      Timothy embarks on a not very tumultuous journey to the Aran Islands.


    3. Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore, submitted by Eoghan McGinley

      One mans search for solitude is interrupted by another mans search for solid food

    4. The Waiting is Over?, submitted by Dermott Petty & Joan O’Hanrahan

      Vladimir and Estragon have been waiting for the elusive Godet. Could this be him? Is
      there a God? Will Estragon get his boots on?


    5. Also, we’re taking this chance to share Dermot Petty’s ‘The Good the Bad & the Sean Nós Dancer’, which was previously unavailable for viewing online – enjoy!

    6. BOKOTONO – You’re Looking a Little Rough Around the Edges, submitted by Fintan Geraghty

    7. A Music Video for Bokotono’s Debut single “You’re Looking a Little Rough Around the Edges”. Starring Aaron Sothgate, Edited by Shakeela Singh and Produced by Adrian Conway.
    8. JOIN -The Live Experience submitted by Join

    9. The world’s first fusion of dance music and jokes

  1. BliNK, submitted by Conor Hogan & Ciara Moloney

    We hear the thoughts of two individuals as they engage in a staring contest.

    Wanna go Camping? , submitted by Sam Cahoon

  2. Frank & Rand go camping.
  3. “She’s Got A Master’s Degree” by Dead Horse Jive, Submitted by Conor Quinlan

  4. A music video for Dead Horse Jive’s “She’s Got A Masters Degree”.


  5. A Funny Thing Happened, Submitted by Kenny Gaughan

  6. A selection of  new  sketches from our very own Kenny Gaughan.
  7. Ezekiel, submitted by Mairead Dewar and Patrick Crean

  8. A black comedy in which two criminals bite off more than they can chew
  9. Huge thank you again to everyone who submitted a film for the screening, and to each and every member of the audience for making it such a great atmosphere. We’ll be back again in September, and we’re also very much looking forward to our Halloween screening in October – this screening fills up early every year, so if you’d like to screen your film, get in contact with us soon!

That’s all for now!
Kenny, Julia & Liam

June 2018 Recap

Hello again, welcome back to our monthly Little Cinema recap! Hope you’ve all been out enjoying this unbelievable weather, we’ve certainly been making the most of it. Thanks to all the filmmakers who submitted their films for June’s screening, it was a fabulous mix of shorts. If you missed it, here are the links to those films currently available online.

  1. Bleached Blonde, submitted by Manolo Marceno & Lakshika Serasinhe

    Bleached Blonde, the first single from Dott’s eagerly awaited sophomore album “Heart Swell”, out on Gravfeface Records on June 8th.

  2. Breakfast & Belongings, submitted by Kacper Krysinski

    Two old friends who’ve had a falling out come face to face over breakfast.

  3. One Minute Film Collection, submitted by Last Minute Collective

    A collection of one minute films from various members of the Last Minute Collective.


  4.  Roses, submitted by Luke Morgan

    A man struggles with a bunch of roses which almost drive him to the edge.

  5. I’ve Been Dreaming, submitted by Liza Bolton

  6. Multiple award winner at the  London Music Video 48 Hour challenge, including  Audience Award, Best Song, Best Film and Best Director.
  7. The Hollywood Set, submitted by Michael Patrick Breen

  8. This first time, experimental film was shot over two days in Los Angeles, Hollywood, Pasadena and La Canada. Starring Karen Kahler, Michael Patrick Breen, and the Los Angeles Irish Set Dancers.
  1. Me Too, submitted by Veronica Bennici

    Made by Veronica Bennici as part of the Me Too movement.

    Dungeons and Donuts , submitted by Gordon Hudson

  2. A documentary about a gaming cafe in Galway City, famous for its incredible donuts and a vibrant, welcoming community.


Thanks again to all the submitters, and to everyone who came along to show their support on the night. We’ll be taking a wee break for summer, but we’ll be back to regular screenings again in August so make sure to follow our social media to keep up to date.

That’s all for now!
Kenny, Julia & Liam

Little Cinema 48 Hour Challenge This Weekend


Ohhh, the tension is building!

Our second 48 Hour Film Challenge in association with Galway City of Film is drawing near! We have 10 teams at the ready, all of which are going to be making a 5 minute film over the course of two days. This year they’ll have the added difficulty of a random prop and a line that they have to incorporate into their story somehow! Fun times!

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The Challenge is officially launching this evening in the beautiful space of Galway’s Portershed at 7PM! It will also be our headquarters for the three days, so you can find us there if you need to, there’s even space for teams to edit or recharge if needed. The teams will then sign on and start shooting at 11am tomorrow and deliver their films at 11am on Sunday.

At the end of it all there will be grand screening in Town Hall Theatre on Sunday at 6.30PM, followed by an Awards Ceremony. The winning film will win €500 and a slot in Galway Film Fleadh’s Way Out West Section. We also have awards for best actor/actress, cinematography and editing. All selected by our expert judges Eibh Collins, Alan Esslemont, Pat Comer and Oisin Mac Coille.


The entry is FREE, just make sure to book your ticket here.

On Sunday, we’ll also be recording our podcast and chatting to team representatives to tell us their stories from shooting! Keep an eye out on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for live updates. Our hashtags are #48hrsGalway #GalwayCityofFilm #littlecinemagalway and #galwayfilmcentre Oh… and the unofficial one: #excited!

To get into the mood and see what the excitement is all about, have a look at our behind the scenes video from last year, made by Raymond Grady Media!

The Little Cinema and Galway City of Film 48 Hour Challenge kindly acknowledges the support of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

Anyone travelling to Galway can contact us at littlecinema48@galwaycityoffilm.com to avail of our GoBus discount!