Little Cinema Christmas 2017 Recap

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This year marked our 7th annual Christmas Special and it was a magic number indeed. It was a cosy Tuesday night on 19th December and we screened seven wonderful films. There were a few reunions with some special Little Cinema folk, festive films, touching stories and pieces made specifically for the night, which is always a joy.

Here is a little recap for those of you that missed it:

1. Andy Reynolds – “Everybody’s Happy Cos It’s Christmas” by Gráinne Ní Mháille

A mega festive music video that got everybody smiling!

2.Damien Burke – Christmas 2017

A beautiful observational doc about how amazing Galway looks this time of year!

3.Wesley Houdyshell – Sweetheart

This was the second film of Wesley’s that we’ve shown at Little Cinema and this time he was able to attend all the way from California. Very neat black and white film with a Grinch-style motif and a cool twist!

4.Caitlin Jansen – Under The Same Stars

A very honest, sweet doc about the years and miles that separate us from our loved ones at Christmas.

5.Christian Craughwell – Ornamental

Halloween meets Christmas in this spine-chilling short.

6.Emily Murray and Jamie Hooper – A Christmas Karen

The guys have really knocked it out of the park with this one. A modern Irish take on a Christmas Carol.

7.Kenny Gaughan – The Ritual

A very exciting collaboration between Little Cinema peeps. A heart-warming piece about experiencing Galway on your own and random acts of kindness.

That’s all for this one, folks! We’ll see you on January 31st for the very first Little Cinema of 2018! Have a wonderful New Year’s Eve and all the best to You and Yours!

With Love,

Julia, Kenny & Liam


November 2017 Recap

Howdy folks! Busy week last week at Little Cinema, with not one but two screenings! Huge thanks to everyone who came along for Tuesday night’s screening of Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes, and of course to Michael Cummings, director of Brass Eye, for attending and taking part in a hilarious and insightful Q&A. Wednesday night saw us back to business as usual, but what a night it turned out to be. One of our best lines up to date as well as an amazing audience made it feel like a very special night indeed. Here’s a few links to those films which are currently online.

  1. Ring Versus The King, submitted by Noel McElligot and Ultan Savage

  2.  Another Brick In The Wall, submitted by Robert Shanahan

    This film is not yet available online.

  3.  Half Forward Line –  Hey Can I Try On Your Glasses, submitted by John Cavanagh

    Video will be available here soon!

  4. The Painter, submitted by Lakshika Serasinhe

     Check out more from Lakshika here!

  5. Irish Matters, submitted by Ruth McNally and Aine Gallagher

    This film is not yet available online.

  6.  The Thanatos Set, submitted by Martin Nee

    This film is not yet available online.

  7.  MGCTRX – Jacop Koopman, submitted by Manolo Marceno &

    Lakshika Serasinhe

  8.  Doors, submitted by Barry Fahy

    This film is not yet available online.

That’s it for November, now all we have left for 2017 is our Christmas Special on Tuesday the 19th of December! Dust off your Christmas jumpers and join us for an night of festive films to see out another year of Little Cinema!

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

Halloween 2017 Recap

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Hello folks! Hope you’re all keeping warm and well as Winter sets in. We had a great night last week at our Halloween Special screening! Huge thanks to everyone who came along, especially those who put so much effort into their fancy dress! Congrats to Vera Kilgallon who took home the prize for best costume.

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If you missed the night, here’s a reminder of the films screened, feel free to give those that are streaming online a share on social media!

  1. Where’s My Money?, submitted by Bip Henderson

    This film is not yet online.

  2. Dead Air, submitted by Emmett O’Brien


  3. Halloween, submitted by Damien Burke

    Click here to view.

  4. The Viewing, submitted by Kenny Gaughan

    This film is not yet online.

  5. Salvation, submitted by Colin Fleming

    This film is not yet online.

  6. The Dark Room, submitted by Colin Patrick Buckley

  7. Blood in the Woods, submitted by Emily Murray and Jamie Hooper

    This film is not yet online.

That’s all for October, which was a great month with both the Vodafone Comedy Carnival screening as well as Halloween. We’re back again in the Roisin Dubh at the end of November for a regular screening, as well as a very special screening of Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes on November 28th, featuring a Q&A with Brass Eye director Michael Cumming.

Thanks, and see you soon!
Kenny, Julia and Liam

Sketch Night at the Vodafone Comedy Carnival Recap

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Hello all! We were delighted this year to be asked to be part of the Vodafone Comedy Carnival. We’ve had some hilarious material screened at Little Cinema over the years, and we were excited to see what new sketches you could come up with for the night. Thanks to everyone for making such a huge effort, the  night was a huge success! Congratulations  to John Burke and Eoin Duggan of Join, whose sketch ‘Frank’ was chosen as the funniest by our guest judges Fred Cooke and Kevin Healy! If you missed out, or want a second viewing, here’s a list of the films screened.

The Story of Ikerus, submitted by Diarmaid Hanly

Final Round Of A Quiz, submitted by Michael Byrne

Off The Smokes, submitted by Craig Moran

Click here to view

The Polish/Irish Accent – Then vs Now, submitted by Bernard Casey

Squeakers, submitted by Spatula

Paul Does Stand-Up, submitted by Paul O’Mahony

The Betrayal, submitted by Comedy Shenanigans

The Method, submitted by Steve Bennett

Aliens, submitted by David-Patrick Emery

Sharing a Feeling with Marty Whelan, submitted by Shane O’Keefe

Frank, submitted by Join

Don’t Give Me That Eye, submitted by John Spillane

This film is not yet available online.

Judas And His Passion For The Christ, submitted by Malachy McKeever

Congrats to John and Eoghan once again, who took the prize for their hilarious sketch Frank. No doubt it was a tough decision, so thanks to our judges Fred Cooke and Kevin Healy! Hope you all enjoyed the rest of the Carnival! We’re back again very soon with our Halloween screening this Tuesday, the 31st. Fancy dress is encouraged at the screening, and we’ll have a prize for our favourite costume!

Thanks, and see you soon,

Kenny, Julia and Liam


Little Cinema at Galway Comedy Carnival

The Little Cinema is delighted to be a part of this years Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway, and we have a brilliant night in store!

We will be screening a fantastic line up of hilarious comedy sketches, all under 5 minutes in length!

We’re still taking submissions for it until the 20th October and we’ll be choosing the funniest sketches to screen at the show, so it is going to be very, very funny!

We’ll also have a special guest comedian (TBA) from the Comedy Carnival who will watch the sketches and choose their favorite, the makers of which will receive a great prize and a token trophy (a very token trophy)!

The doors will be at 9pm and entry is €6, and if you want to submit a comedy sketch, contact us at

We look forward to seeing you at what is going to be a great night! 🙂

Check out the rest of the Comedy Carnival line up and get your tickets at: