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My Name is Emily

Simon Fitzmaurice, 94 minutes, 2015

In this fresh coming-of-age drama, super-smart but socially awkward Emily (Evanna Lynch) is concerned when she doesn’t receive a birthday card from her loving but absent father. When she hooks up with fellow outcast Arden (George Webster) at her new…

Old Fangs

Adrien Merigeau, Alan Holly, 12 minutes, 2009

An anthropomorphic young wolf – named only as ‘Wolf’ - meets his father after years of separation in this atmospheric animated short. As he makes his way through the woods to his father, Wolf finds his old haunts to be…

Pentecost

Peter McDonald, 11 minutes, 2011

An Academy Award-nominated short, Pentecost brings us into the life of disgraced altar boy Damien Lynch (Scott Graham). A consistent trouble-maker at mass, Damien finds he has gone too far when his antics leave him grounded and banned from watching…

Pet Hate

Andy Clarke, 5 minutes, 2012

A running battle between a pet shop owner and his mischievous pets grows dark in this animated short. Refusing to be sold, the animals play dead every time a customer enters the shop; with dust building in his cash register…

The Race

Andre F. Nebe, 84 minutes, 2009

An uplifting family drama about a young girl breaking barriers, The Race has thirteen year old Mary Kensay (Niamh McGirr) challenge the expectations of her rural Northern Irish community by dreaming of becoming a racing driver. Her ambitions, however, are…

Rúbaí

Louise Ní Fhiannachta, 12 minutes, 2013

Modern Ireland is the theme of this Irish language short that deals with one girl’s refusal to make her Holy Communion. Committed atheism is Rúbaí’s (Doireann Ní Fhoighil) reason for refusal, a decision that scandalises the adults in her life.…

The Runway

Ian Power, 90 minutes, 2010

The Runway is based on a true story of self-taught Spanish speaker Paco (Jamie Kierans), who finds himself turned translator when Colombian Ernesto (Demian Bichir) crash lands near Paco’s village of Dromoleen. With an absent father, Paco immediately takes to…

Secret of Kells

Tomm Moore, 75 minutes, 2009

An animated feature, The Secret of Kells creates a gorgeously realised vision of a medieval Ireland wherein a young monk battles monsters and Vikings to help complete the Book of Kells. Brendan (Evan McGuire) chafes against the restrictions of his…

Song of the Sea

Tomm Moore, 90 minutes, 2014

Ben (David Rawle) lives in a lighthouse with his father (Brendan Gleeson) and mother (Lisa Hannigan) who enchants him with tales of selkies who transform from seals into humans. His happiness is disrupted when she passes away in childbirth leaving…

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