Recap April 2017

May LC Crowd

Every year at Little Cinema, we put on a few special screenings aside from our regular programming. Among them, the One Take Film Challenge stands out as perhaps the most interesting. As a collaboration with the amazing Galway Theatre Festival, we challenge filmmakers to work within the same rules as live theatre, as in, their film must be made in just one take, with the option to start over disallowed! Each year, we get some amazing entries, and we’re consistently amazed at how people rise to the challenge. This year was no different, and we were lucky to screen a fantastic, varied line-up of short films to a packed house at the Roisin Dubh last week. Here’s a reminder of the films we screened.

1. Damn Chuggers, submitted by Kenny Gaughan.

Another hilarious comedy sketch from our very own Kenny, about a mans struggle with a charity collector.
This film is not yet online.

2. Eshans Divilment, Submitted by Daniel Clark

Three lads visit a mysterious fortune-teller in this cracking comedy from Daniel Clark.
This film is not yet online.

3. No One Finds Out, Submitted by John O’Brien

4. One-Take Thing, submitted by David Patrick-Emery

5. We Need To Talk, submitted by John Valters Paintner

Adapted from John Valters Painter play first performed at The Theatre Room, this powerful monologue had a bitter twist in the tale.
This film is not yet online.

6. Questions – From The Rest Of The World To The Irish, submitted by Manolo Marceno and Lakshika Serashine

7. Dispatch, submitted by Matthew Blayney

Thanks to everyone who worked so hard on their film for this months screening! We’ll be back in May with another night of great entertainment! Also, make sure to check our previous post for info on the very exciting 48 Hour Film Challenge coming up in  June. We’re currently accepting submissions for the challenge, so make sure to get involved soon if you’re interested!

Kenny, Julia and Liam.

Little Cinema Galway City of Film 48 Hour Film-Making Challenge


Hello Everyone,

We have huge news! We are delighted to be collaborating with Galway Film Centre and Galway City of Film to hold a 48 Hour Film-making Challenge this June 15th to 18th!

It is something that we have wanted to do for a few years and thanks to the great support of the Galway Film Centre we are now able to make it happen!

Film-makers will have to write, shoot and edit their films in just 48 hours, which is a real test of their wits, ingenuity and teamwork! It’s €80 per team to enter and there will be 10 teams taking part with 4-8 official team members each.

The 48 Hour challenge will launch on Thursday 15th June in the Cornstore at the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture offices, where film-making teams will meet and register for the weekend. Film-making for all registered teams will commence on Friday 16th June at 11am and finish at 11am  on Sunday 18th.

A special FREE screening will be held at Town Hall Theatre for all completed films on the evening of Sunday 18th June where a panel of film judges will choose a winning film and award a cash prize of €500! The free tickets to the screening will be available to book through our website closer to the date.

You can download our application form and view the rules & guidelines here: Word Document / PDF.

Applications are open from 10am Tuesday 2nd May and places are limited. The closing date for all applications is 5pm Wednesday 31st May 2017.  E-mail to enter and get more information.

To join the conversation online use @galwaycityfilm @lilcinemagalway #48hrsGalway

Kenny, Julia, Liam

Galway Theatre Festival One Take Films

The Little Cinema is proud to be collaborating once again with the fantastic Galway Theatre Festival and in that spirit will be screening films made within the restrictions of theatre!

The films screened will have been made in just once take, first take, so they will have the danger element of theatre involved in the making of them!

To submit a film or to get more information, contact us on

If you have an idea for a film made in one take, and need help, check out the Little Cinema Collaboration facebook group where you might find people to help out!

The event is taking place on the 26th April in Roisin Dubh. Doors will be at 9pm and entry is €5 on the door. See you soon!



Recap March 2017

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Hello all and welcome to another Little Cinema recap, where we will be looking back at another night of terrific short films! Last week held another great line-up, with a very diverse catalog of films on show. As ever, we will be providing link to the films where possible, so if there’s anything you really like, please share it and help the film maker get the recognition they deserve. On with the show, and here are the films from Little Cinema March 2017.

  1. Board Name Location Duration, submitted by Patrick Fox.
    This film is not yet available online.
  2. Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked, submitted by Bernie Ni Mhainnin


  3. VW Samba, submitted by Damien Burke


  4. Substance, submitted by Luke Morgan


  5. Lá le Pádraig i dTalamh an Éisc, submitted by Sinead Ni Mheallaigh


  6. What’s Your Favourite Irish Film, submitted by Matt Kavanagh


  7. Just Breathe, submitted by Conal Kearney
    This film is not yet available online.
  8. Our First Mortgage, submitted by Kenny Gaughan


  9. Until April Adventure, submitted by Lakshika Serasinhe & Alan Walsh 

    So ended another wonderful night at Little Cinema. Huge thanks to all who presented their film for screening, and to our wonderful audience for showing up to support. Up next for Little Cinema is a very special night, our annual collaboration with the Galway Theatre Festival, where we ask filmmakers to make a short film which must be filmed in one single take, with no option to start again! Rehearsal is key, and if you’re feeling up to the challenge, give us a shout to hold a space. The screening will be held on April 26th in Roisin Dubh.
    Thanks again,
    Kenny, Julia and Liam.

February 2017 Recap

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Hello again! Here we are, another month almost behind us and another fantastic screening to look back on fondly! While Storm Doris raged outside, it was nice and toasty at Little Cinema, so thank you all for braving the nasty weather and joining us. A special thank you must go to all those who submitted such wonderful films for the screening, keep doing what you do and we’ll keep putting it on the big screen! Here’s a reminder of what was screened last week.

  1. The Silver Surfer, submitted by Damien Burke


  2. Burj Khalifa – How To Build Higher, submitted by Brian McManus


  3. God’s Work, submitted by Maurice WalshThis film is not yet online.


  4. That Guy In The Sky, submitted by Sarah IngersollThis film is not yet online.


  5. I’m Not Crazy, submitted by Shane O’Ceallaigh
    This film is not yet online.

  6. Bottom of the Bottle, submitted by Martin King and Gavin Holian
    This film is not yet online.

  7.  Introducing Ludivine Nunhold, submitted by Andy Reynolds
    Click here to watch. 
  8. Aftermath, submitted by Nigel O’Brien
    This Film is not yet online, but here is a look behind the scenes!

    Thats all for another month. We’ll be back in March with a all-Irish-language screening for Seachtain Na Gaeilge as well as our regular screening, so if you have anything you’d like to screen for either one, let us know as soon as possible!

Thanks for reading,
Kenny, Julia and Liam