** This event is free but ticketed – simply collect your tickets on the night at IFI Box Office. The programme runs for approx 35 mins. **
The Irish Film Institute invites you to join us for our annual exploration of short films preserved in the IFI Irish Film Archive. Three programmes of family-friendly Irish films, dating from the 1950s to the present day, provide a glimpse into the history of Irish society through the window of Irish film. Newsreels, documentaries and public information films made about children and young people will intrigue, inform and entertain.
Highlights include Ciall Cheannaigh (1970), a film made by the Guinness Film Society capturing a day in the life of Cornelscourt Shopping Centre; Irish Boy, Story of Sean (1970), a film made by Kieran Hickey about a Waterford farm boy; and Gael Linn’s Ospidéal na hAinmhithe (1959) showing children bringing their pets to a mobile hospital.
18.15 – Programme 1
The Unusual Inventions of Henry Cavendish 2005 Andrew Legge
An Rinceoir 2011 Elaine Gallagher
Ciall Cheannaigh 1970 Guinness Film Society
19.00 – Programme 2
Too Good to Miss 1965 George Morrisson
Irish Boy Story of Sean 1970 Kieran Hickey
The Girl at the End of the Garden 2019 Bonnie Dempsey
19.45 – Programme 3
Ospidéal na hAinmhithe 1957 Colm Ó Laoghaire for Gael Linn
Thirty Five Aside 1994 Damien O’Donnell
The White Dress 2006 Vanessa Gildea