Don’t Miss Annual Culture Night Screening of Award-Winning IFB Short Films
Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) is delighted to once again participate in the official programme for Culture Night 2017 with a selection of Irish short films screening in two Dublin locations—for the first time—on 22 September. From 9pm – 10pm, the shorts will screen in Bardardo Square and then at 10pm, they will be presented in Meeting House Square.
The line-up will include new, and not so new, award-winning and critically acclaimed home-grown Irish animation. Both screenings are open to the public and are free of charge to attend.
This year’s shorts programme includes:
My Life for Ireland
Director: Kieron J Walsh
Writer: Patrick McDonnell
Producer: Damien O’Donnell
Ireland, Easter 1916. In Dublin Patrick Pearse leads an armed rebellion against British Rule, inspiring patriots throughout Ireland to join the fight for freedom.
Second to None
Director/Writer: Vincent Gallagher
Producer: Damian Farrell
A black comedy in stop motion about the world’s second oldest man who learns that ambition can be a killer.
Director: Louise Ní Fhiannachta
Writer: Antoin Beag Ó Colla
Producer: Gemma O’ Shaughnessy
Agus an rang ag ullmhú don Chéad Chomaoineach, diúltaíonn Rúbaí páirt a ghlacadh, ag maíomh gur “atheist” í.
As her classmates prepare for their First Holy Communion, Rúbaí announces that she is an atheist and refuses to participate.
Director/Writer: Tom Caulfield
Producer: Barry O’Donoghue
The squeaky hinge gets the oil. But when the squeak escapes the oil, it’s sure to get you!
Mr Yeats and The Beastly Coins
Directors/Writers/Producers : Ann Marie Hourihane, Laura McNicholas
A unique look at W.B. Yeats as a Politician rather than a Poet and his role in the foundation of the modern Irish State.
City of Roses
Director/Writer: Andrew Kavanagh
Producer: Jackie Leonard
One Halloween night a smouldering suitcase was pulled off a bonfire in Dublin and thus was saved a true story of love, loss and hope.
Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes extend their opening hours to allow for increased access to the public. Special and unique events and workshops are specifically programmed at participating locations and everything is available free of charge.
For more information, please visit Culture Night’s website here.