January 2017 Recap

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Hello all and welcome to another Little Cinema recap! Hope everyone had a great January! We had another great line up of short films this month, it was lovely to see you all there. The screening was book-ended by two fantastic music videos from local musicians, a perfect example of the wonderful creative people this city and country have to offer. There were lots of other films to enjoy as well, which we have listed below and where possible,provided a link to rewatch and share them with friends.

  1. You Can’t Be Sane, by Fia Rua – Submitted by Eoghan Burke

     

  2. Dusty’s Trail On Inis Oirr, Submitted by Tony Walsh

     

  3. A River, by Lou McMahon – Submitted by Lou McMahon

     

  4. Gone Galway Girl, Submitted by Luke Morgan and Seosamh Duffty

     

  5. Nancy Go Home, Submitted by Meaghan McKeon Joyce

    This film is not yet available online.

  6. Come Die With Me, Submitted by Kieran O’Brien

    This film is not yet available online.

  7. D-Day Misunderstood,Submitted by Michael Boyle

     

  8. Broken Home, Submitted by Cian Wilkins

     

  9. Wide Awake, by Partland – Submitted by Thomas McPartland

     

That’s it for another month! Thanks to all who submitted films, we wouldn’t have Little Cinema without ye, and to those who come along each month to support. 2017 has begun on a high, and we are very excited for what is in store! Keep an eye on our social media for more updates and news, and we’ll see you all on February 22nd for even more fun!

Thanks,
Liam, Julia and Kenny


Christmas 2017 Recap

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This years Christmas screening was just a beautiful night, with many old friends returning and lots of welcome new faces to join the Little Cinema community.  It was impossible not to feel Christmas cheer on the night, and the festive films screened were a huge part of the fun! As ever, huge thanks go to all those who submitted their films, and to those who joined us to watch and be part of the joyous get-together. If you’re feeling the January blues,why not revisit the films screened and recapture a little of the Christmas spirit! Here are the links to those films available.

1. Galway SPCA Not Just For Christmas – Submitted by Michelle Burke and Nigel Gilhooly

2. “Christmas Day” by David Hope – Submitted by Matthew Kelly

3. Taking The House For Homeless –  Submitted by Alan Dunne

4. Excerpts from Christmas on Castletown Road- Submitted by Graham Patterson

5. Home For Christmas – Submitted by Stephen Cadwell

This film is not available online.

6. Psychopathic Santa 2 – Submitted by Harry McCarthy Giles

7. Can’t Candle This –  submitted by Kieran O’Brien & Sinead McGlinchey

8. Stumble All The Way – submitted by Conor Hooper, Jamie Hooper & Emily Murray

9. Monopolmas – submitted by Kenny Gaughan

Click here to view.

So ended a truly special night! We hope you all had as great a time as we did. Thank you all for your support throughout 2016, and we’re really looking forward to seeing you all again in 2017 for another year of quality short film!

Happy New Year,
from Kenny, Julia and Liam.

 

 

 

 

 


November 2016 Recap

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Welcome one and all to another monthly recap, where we take the time to remember the great films shown at Little Cinema! This month was another barnstormer, with a great line up of quality shorts which kept out wonderful audience entertained on the night. If you missed it, or would like to rewatch any of the films screened, here’s your chance! Here are the links to any films which are currently available online for your viewing pleasure, so boil the kettle and pop some corn!

 

1. Falsely Imprisoned, submitted by Kenny Gaughan.
First up was a comedy sketch from our very own Kenny, about one man’s harrowing experience in a taxi…

 

2.Electronic Noise, submitted by Ruth McNally and John McLean
Next up was this fun, well edited short film made for the OFFline Film Challenge 2016, which challenges filmmakers to make a short in just 57 hours. Electronic Noise is not currently available online.
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3.Derailed, submitted by Christian Craughwell.
Shot in Loughrea, Dunsandle Railway Station and Budapest, Derailed is another mysterious and beautifully shot film from Christian.

 

 

4.Before You Were Old, submitted by Max Webb
This great animation from Max Webb, of Tiny Epics, has quite a sting in its tail, which you will not see coming! Watch below to find out what I mean!

 

 

5. Blue Shawl, submitted by Mike O’Dowd
This gorgeous and moving film took us to the half way point of the screening. The full film is not online, but here’s a trailer to whet your appetite.

 

 

6. Contemporary Paleontology, submitted by Patrick Fallon
Another entry in the OFFline Film festival, this hilarious short was a great start to the second half of the night.

 

 

7.Twice Dead, Once Removed, submitted by Kevin Glynn
Next up was this tongue-in-cheek horror, featuring a sadistic killer clown! It’s not yet available online unfortunately.
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8. This Is Not A Mugging, submitted by Gerard Browne
This hilarious comedy about an unusual encounter with a mythical being was the second last film of the evening. Its not yet available online.
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9. Spotless, submitted by Emily Murray
Our last film of the evening was the winner of the OFFLine Film Festival Challenge 2016. Spotless is a superb comedy about the hapless chairperson of the Birr Tidy Town competition. It had the audeince in hysterics on the night, but unfortunately its not available online yet!
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That’s it for another month! Huge thanks to all who contributed with films, and to our wonderful audience! We’ll see you all again on December 21st for a very festive Christmas themed Little Cinema!

 


September 2016 Recap

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Wow! September’s Little Cinema was just one of those special nights; the audience were great, the films fantastic and there was a great energy in the room. A huge thank you goes to the submitters, as always, for providing great entertainment and art, as well as to our amazing audience. As you may be aware, we filled up very early this month, so apologies to those who didn’t get in. We hate to turn people away, but unfortunately we were at max capacity! If you missed the films, or if you did get to see them already and want another look, here are links to those currently available online.

  1. 1. Carnevil – The New Face of Evil. submitted by Manolo Marceno

    Up first was this very creepy short made to promote Carnevil, the West of Ireland’s first scare attraction, which will be running in the Connacht Tribune Printing Press from October 8th, if you’re feeling brave! (The link below is a slightly different edit from the version screened at Little Cinema.)

    2. An Irish Intervention, submitted by Declan Mungovan

    This comedy sketch, directed by Kenny Gaughan, shows what happens when one man decides to give up the booze; his friends and family are not pleased! Click the link below to see what happens.
    An Irish Intervention

    3. Besto Pesto, With Joe Pesto, submitted by Joe Davies

    Another hilarious comedy, this time from Joe Davies, about a guy who just loves pesto! Maybe a little too much…

    4. Doin’ Fine, submitted by Sean O’ Maille

    This short is an excerpt from an upcoming pilot made by Florence Films. For more infomation, and to view the film, check out their website at the link below.
    www.florencefilms.com

    5. The Lucky Hair, submitted by Luke Morgan

    This madcap comedy sees a waiter forced to think on his feet when a customer finds a hair in their food. This hilarious short has some great performances! Check it out at the link below.
    The Lucky Hair

    6. The Circus Exchange, submitted by Meaghan McKeon Joyce

    First after the break was a great documentary about Galway Community Circus and their part in a European circus exchange. We’re huge fans of Galway Community Circus, and this film showed off their hard work perfectly!
    This film is not yet online.

    7. Each Uisce, submitted by Jamie Hooper

    Part of the Glimmermen project, this haunting short takes a look at the Each Uisce, a fascinating and terrifying part of Irish folklore. Watch it at the link below.
    Each Uisce

    8. How To Be A Woman (Unit 1), submitted by Megan Woods

    Another hilarious comedy sketch from Megan Woods, with a parody of those horrific “informational” videos from the 80’s… Watch it at the link below!
    How To Be A Woman (Unit 1)

    9. We Face This Land, submitted by Project Repeal

    We are very proud to get the chance to screen this hugely important film made by Project Repeal. It got a huge reception on the night, and we urge you to share it on social media to make sure this message is heard by everyone.


    So ended another night at Little Cinema! Don’t forget, next month is out Halloween Screening, so please be extra early to ensure you get in! If you have a film to submit, drop us an email and let us know ASAP as spaces are going fast. We can’t wait to see your films and costumes, so get working! We’ll have a very cool poster to show ye soon, so keep an eye out for that!Thanks for reading,

    Liam.


August 2016 Recap

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Good evening all, welcome back to our website where once again we will be recapping the shorts screened at the last Little Cinema! First of all, huge thanks to all who submitted, and to those who came along on the night to show their support. Before I continue with the films, I’d just like to remind you all that… Halloween is coming! We LOVE Halloween at Little Cinema. because we get to screen amazing, inventive horror films! Places fill up very fast every year. If you have an idea for a film, then now is the time to get making it and be part of this years line-up! Now, on to this month’s movies!

 1. Fire & Brimstone by Driftwood Manor, submitted by Max Webb

A very welcome return from one of our first ever submitters, Max Webb, who made this incredible psychedelic animation as a music video for Driftood Manor. Watch it below.

2. Busk or Bust, submitted by Mike Casey

This fascinating documentary follows Dublin rapper and busker Tommy KD and his various run-ins with the authorities.

3. Tomorrow by Orchid Collective, submitted by Colm Dunne

This excellent live studio recording of the band Orchid Collective performing their song Tomorrow showcases their incredible, harmony driven sound perfectly. This piece was filmed ahead of the bands performance at this years Galway International Art Festival.

4. The Briefcase, submitted by Declan Mungovan

Another film from a returning submitter, this darkly comic short film was written and directed by Declan Mungovan in California.

5. Galway: Be Proud, submitted by Meaghan McKeon Joyce

Another excellent observational documentary from Meaghan McKenon Joyce, this piece showcases the recent Galway Pride Parade.

This film is not yet available online.

6.  I.R.I.S. submitted by Barry Fahy

This hilarious short comedy from Celtic Badger Media featured some great comic performances and, as always from Barry Fahy, looked absolutely gorgeous!

7. Dock Days, submitted by Martin King

A beautifully shot documentary from Martin King, which takes a detailed look at Galway’s Docks.

This film is not yet available online.

8. Antecedent, submitted by Joe Davies

This piece, made up entirely of still frames and narration, told a dark and winding tale of time-travel and futuristic war.

9. Time, submitted by Lakshika Serasinhe

Our last film of the night was this amazing documentary charting the work of artist Finbar247 and his incredible installation at University Hospital Galway.

That wrapped up another night at Little Cinema. Once again, thanks to everyone who screened their film , and to those who came along to watch them! We’ll see you all for September’s screening, keep an eye on our social media for the date!

Thanks for reading,

Liam