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Between Land and Sea

Ross Whitaker, 90 minutes, 2017

This observational feature – at times intimate, at times epic – embeds itself in a community of surfers in Lahinch, Co. Clare, following their on-and off-season lives over the course of a sea-buffeted year. The surfers have dedicated their lives…

Billy Willy

Sean Mullan,
Michael Barwise, 2019

Exploring residue, trauma and memory through the eyes of two best friends and their shared identities. Billy and Willy guide us through their world of jazz.

Blankets of Hope: Cork Cancer Care Centre

Edvinas Maciulevicius, 4 minutes, 2019

A look at the Cork Cancer Care Centre and their mission to deliver 'blankets of hope' to cancer patients around Ireland.

Blazing the Trail

Peter Flynn, 86 minutes, 2011

The ‘O’Kalems’ was the affectionate nickname given to members of New York’s Kalem Film Company, primarily Gene Gauntier and Sidney Olcott, who between 1910-1915 produced almost thirty films dealing with Ireland and Irish subjects. The Kalem Company made history by…

Blind Man Walking

Ross Whitaker, 55 minutes, 2010

Blind Man Walking might well be the most inspirational story of the year. At the age of 22, Mark Pollock, a handsome young athlete premiere and academic, suddenly lost his sight. He was plunged into darkness and depression but rebuilt…

Blood Fruit

Sinéad O'Brien, 80 minutes, 2014

Blood Fruit takes us back to the height of the apartheid regime in South Africa in 1984 when Mary Manning, a 21-year-old Dunnes Stores checkout girl, refused to sell Outspan grapefruits under direction from her union in support of the anti-apartheid…

Bloody Good Headline

Tom Burke, Paul Quinn, 2014

Dublin’s newspaper sellers, whose demanding job has them work long hours in all weather, are offered the chance to tell their own stories in this documentary short from Tom Burke and Paul Quinn.

Blue Rinse

Matt Leigh, 11 minutes, 2010

A celebration of daily life, Blue Rinse records a single day at a hair salon and the conversations between hair-dressers and customers. Their honest and open attitudes shine through in a documentary short made with a keen sense of the…

Bobby Sands: 66 Days

Brendan J. Byrne, 105 minutes, 2016

In the spring of 1981 Bobby Sands, a Republican prisoner in Belfast’s H-Block, began a sixty-six day hunger strike which drew the attention of the world to his campaign for recognition as a political prisoner. This focus on the Northern…


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