After ’16 Short Film, The Party, Shortlisted for European Film Award

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After ’16 Short Film, The Party, Shortlisted for European Film Award

Congratulations to Andrea Harkin’s IFB-funded short film, The Party, which has been shortlisted for a European Film Award. One of the IFB’s After ’16 shorts; the film received its world premiere at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival and went on to be nominated for a BAFTA earlier this year.

Written by Conor MacNeill and directed by Harkin, The Party is one of nine After ’16 shorts commissioned by IFB to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising. Set in Belfast in 1972, the film focuses on Laurence as he welcomes his cousin and man-on-the-run Mickey to a party of drinking, dancing and young love. However, when the next morning arrives, reality catches up with them. The short is produced by Farah Abushwesha & Emmet Fleming.

The short film nomination for The Party, comes after it was announced in August that five IFB-supported films are long-listed for a nomination, including Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Darren Thornton’s A Date for Mad Mary, Volker Schloenforff’s Return to Montauk, Neasa Ní Chianáin and David Rane’s School Life and Erik Poppe’s The King’s Choice.

The 30th European Film Awards will take place on 9 December in Berlin. For more information, please visit the EFA website here