Welcome back! We’ve got some more fantastic short films for you, fresh from last week’s Little Cinema. Huge thanks to everyone who came along to be part of a magical night. There was a great buzz in the room, which you all contributed to! Of course, the biggest thank you goes to all those wonderful filmmakers for providing the night’s entertainment. If you missed out, here’s your chance to catch up, with links to those films which are currently available online.
Episode 2 of online sketch show – Gimp Bishcuit. A great mix of rural based Irish humour
Gripped: Noel Considine, submitted by Noel Greene
Gripped is the story of former Clare Hurler Noel Considine who found hope when his life was almost taken away from him with his struggles with alcohol abuse.
The Sniper, submitted by John McClafferty
This film is not yet available online.
Sniper is a Story about relationship Betrayal and the Act of God
An Eala Dubh, submitted by Conal Kearney & Peter Broderick
Description: In early 2017, a black swan arrived in the Cladagh, Galway. This inspired a story of a brief encounter between a couple in the streets of Galway city.
The Stars Are Nefarious, submitted by Declan Mungovan
Rolf’s first day on the job takes on an unexpected twist as he tries the patience of his new colleague and career veteran Jack.
Who’s The Man?, submitted by Steven Sharpe
This is the music video for Steven Sharpe’s song “Who’s The Man”, which was directed, filmed and edited by Sávio Fernandes.
Lovely stuff! That’s all for this month, but we’ll be busy in October with two screenings at the end of the month. First up is our comedy sketch night on October 25th as part of the Vodafone Comedy Carnival, followed by our Halloween Screening on October 31st. We have very limited screening spaces left for both, so if you’d like to show your film at either event, contact us asap.
Hello again! After taking a little break at the end of July, we were back again at the Roisin Dubh last Wednesday for another jam-packed screening of fantastic short films. Was great to see a lot of new faces in the crowd as our beautiful community continues to grow, and we hope to see you all again soon! As always, the films screened were a testament to the high standard of film-making that is taking place in Galway and all over Ireland. Seriously folks, there is a beautiful movement happening across our fair nation that you owe it to yourself to be a part of, so get down to our screenings and support your local artists! Here’s a list of the films screened in August’s Little Cinema.
Five Films, submitted by Brian McCormack
A small collection of 5 short films. The first 4 were conceived, written, filmed, edited and published within 24 hours. The 5 th film, used this same process as an approach to writing separate scenes for the film. Each film is a snapshot of mild surrealism in the character’s mind.
Milly, submitted by Teresa Lavina
This film is not yet available online
Her Husband, submitted by Leah Ring &Jack Lunt
This film is not yet available online. A moving insight into the life of a man surviving his beloved wife.
Cat Story, submitted by David Patrick Emery
A story about cats that may be true!
Purgatory Speech, submitted by Meaghan McKeon Joyce
A reflection of life on judgement day, but who really judges you?
DPP – Detective Pat and Paul, submitted by Paul McGuigan &James Ward
Pat and Paul are freewheeling parish priests who moonlight as detectives with the Irish police force An Garda Síochána.
When their crime fighting conflicts with their priestly vocation, they remind themselves of the old testament’s notions of justice.
Twitch, submitted by JayolaFm of FreeMusicRep
JayolaFm’s latest Hiphop music video ‘Twitch’ which is shot in Galway.
Where’s Dad?, submitted by Gary White
This film is not yet available online A short documentary highlighting the struggles of single fathers in modern Ireland
Gloryhole, submitted by Wesley Houdyshell
This film is not yet available online
That’s a wrap for August! Few announcements while we’re here;
We’re screening a night of comedy sketches for this years Vodafone Comedy Carnival on the 25th of October – time to break out the funny wigs and fart-noises, as we’re looking for your funniest shorts! Contact us ASAP if you’d like to be featured – the funniest film on the night will win a pretty sweet prize! Film-makers have to be able to attend the screening, and films must be no longer than five minutes. More info on our Facebook page, so give us a like!
October is also Halloween – we’re gauging interest at the moment to see if people are up for a spooky screening as it falls around the same time as the Comedy Carnival. If the films are there, we’ll screen ’em, so be sure to give us a shout and get in early!
Festival season is in full swing in Galway once again, and the Film Fleadh is our favourite part of it. Once again, we were asked to put together a screening which represented the very best of what Little Cinema has to offer over the last year, and the results were incredibly strong. As always, we’re incredibly proud of all the filmmakers who have contributed to Little Cinema and made it one of Ireland’s best events to celebrate film. Huge thanks also go to everyone at Galway Film Fleadh, and congratulations on another amazing festival this year!
1. This Is Not A Mugging, submitted by Ger Browne
A man meets a leprechaun on a park bench.
2. That Guy In The Sky, submitted by Sarah Ingersoll
An isolated mans finds fulfillment in surrendering himself to his dream.
3. Gone Galway Girl, submitted by Luke Morgan and Seosamh Duffy
A man took a stroll down the old Long Walk of a day-i-a-i-a. What happened next, changed everything.
4. Resonate, submitted by Andrew Galea
As Angie writes a letter reminiscing about when they met and the life they created, she wonders what will become of the memories now that she is dying.
5. An Irish Intervention, submitted by Declan Mungovan
Friends and family hold an intervention after an Irish man stops drinking.
6. Still, submitted by Teresa Lavina
Still is a documentary about still born babies and neonatal deaths in Ireland. Although there are improvements in how parents are treated in the hospitals, still their voice is unheard. This film is not currently online.
7. Dispatch, submitted by Matthew Blayney
When the Garda’s Emergency Response Unit are tasked with crossing the border to apprehend a dangerous fugitive, they quickly reliase the job is not as straightforward as they thought.
Thanks for taking the time to check out this recap. We’ll be back again with another screening in August, so if you have a film to submit, be sure to get in touch! Until then, enjoy the rest of your summer!
Kenny, Julia and Liam.
Hello again friends! Welcome to another Little Cinema recap, where we’ll be taking another look at the films we screened in June’s Little Cinema. Thanks to everyone who submitted a film for the night, and to the great audience for coming along to support the filmmakers! Next up is our screening for the Film Fleadh, where we’ll be presenting some of our favourite films from the last year, so make sure to check that out on July 12th in the Roisin, starting at 6pm. Now, on to June’s films.
Polaroid, submitted by Barry Convery
This film is not currently online.
Can’t Find My Way Home, submitted by Padraig Jack
Post Memory From A Lost Country, submitted by Emily Zukovic
Jack In The Box, submitted by Lewis Gourlay
House Full of Ghosts, by Rodney Owl, submitted by Mark McConville
Gimp Bishcuit, submitted by the Gimp Bischuit team
Just a reminder that we’ll be taking a short break for July, so after the Fleadh screening on the 12th, we’ll be back again at the end of August. If you have a film you’d like to submit, get in contact with us anytime and we’ll find a slot for you!