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The Visit

Orla Walsh, 22 minutes, 1992

Political violence in Northern Ireland provides the setting for this provocative short film from Orla Walsh which tackles women’s experiences of both state and republican violence. Sheila (Magael Mclaughlin) travels to the notorious Maze Prison to meet her imprisoned husband…

Vita and Virginia

Chanya Button, 110 minutes, 2018

Vita and Virginia details the intimate relationship between literary trailblazer Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki) and her muse, the novelist and poet Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton). Drawing on their passionate correspondence, the film celebrates the unconventional and intoxicating relationship which flourished…


Paddy Breathnach, 100 minutes, 2015

Against the fading grandeur of contemporary Havana, Jesus (Héctor Medina), an impoverished, sensitive young make-up assistant escapes the grim reality of everyday life through his backstage work in a drag club. When his dream of performing finally comes true, a stranger…


Ger Duffy, 2019

A man struggles to free himself from a mind packed full of indecipherable thoughts. He spends a night searching for judgement. A judgement he feels he deserves.


Isabelle Blanche, 16 minutes, 2017

Languishing in rural Ireland, Clare receives an opportunity to leave and kick-start her life. Will she take it?

The Waiting Game

David Blake Knox, 53 minutes, 2016

In 2008 a troupe of seasoned players set off on the most ambitious theatrical tour of Ireland ever undertaken. Stephen Brennan, Alan Stanford, Barry McGovern and Johnny Murphy had first performed Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot at the Gate Theatre…

Waking Ned

Kirk Jones, 91 minutes, 1998

Rich in bawdy humour, Waking Ned – released as Waking Ned Devine in America – has two elderly schemers plot to claim lottery winnings for themselves and their village. The opportunity comes when pensioner Ned Devine passes away moments after…

Wardrop’s Shorts

Ken Wardrop, 60 minutes, 2016

This compendium of short films invites us into the quirkily observed world of director Ken Wardrop and producer Andrew Freedman. Their early work as classmates at the National Film School at IADT in Dun Laoghaire reveals the roots of the…


Blayne Fitzpatrick, 4 minutes, 2020

A young sheltered boy idolises his older rebellious brother, who is fighting a guerrilla war. But how the young boy thinks war is, and the reality of war are far from similar.

Was That a Yes?

Réamonn Mac Donnacha, 2019

Date night disaster as Mark's perfect evening with Jane leaves a lot of questions unanswered.

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