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Pat Collins, 86 minutes, 2012

Abstract, sensual, and hauntingly atmospheric, documentarian Pat Collins’ first feature film Silence sees sound-recordist Eoghan (Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhride) set out on a journey from Berlin to his native Donegal in search of a landscape free from man-made noise. Moving…

The Silver Branch

Katrina Costello, 75 minutes, 2017

A cinematic eulogy to nature and agrarian culture and a glimpse into the life of farmer/poet Patrick McCormack, descendant of generations of farmers who have lived off the Burren in County Clare. The Mesolithic tombs, famine villages and endless stone…

Sing Street

John Carney, 106 minutes, 2016

With money tight in a boozy, middle-class 1980s Dublin household, youngest son Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) is forced to transfer from his private school to the Brothers in Synge Street where posh new boys are easy prey for the school bullies.…


Aoife Duffin, 7 minutes, 2017

When Caoimhe's sister shows up in London to have an abortion, she is faced with a decision: whether or not to help her estranged sibling.

Sister This

Claire Byrne, 2019

Two sisters talk on the phone about an upcoming birthday; tempers flare as promises are broken. Secrets are revealed and tears are shed. Both women eventually realise that shame is one thing they can’t afford if they’re going to survive.…

Six Shooter

Martin McDonagh, 27 minutes, 2004

In his debut effort as a filmmaker, Martin McDonagh won an Academy Award for Best Short with this pitch-black comedy. Overwhelmed by grief following the death of his wife, Donnelly (Brendan Gleeson) meets the insane, foul-mouthed character identified only as…


Ciara Nic Chormaic, 64 minutes, 2020

Skin+Soul is an exploration of fashion photography as an artform through the work of internationally renowned photographer Perry Ogden. Challenging perceptions of beauty in his imagery, Ogden was one of the first to use models and non- models together in…

Slán Leis an gCeol

Cathal Ó Cuaig, 52 minutes, 2019

A lyrical portrait of a brilliant yet tormented artist, Slán leis an gCeol (Farewell to Music) explores the complexities of a talented and philosophical man. Tony MacMahon, one of Ireland’s most remarkable traditional musicians, was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s and…

Small Change

Cathy Brady, 17 minutes, 2010

This award-winning short sees single mother Karen (Nora-Jane Noone) escape the monotony of her supermarket job through the excitement of the slot machines at a local arcade. Already with emptying pockets, Karen’s need to provide for her daughter leads her…

Small Engine Repair

Niall Heery, 98 minutes, 2007

Doug (Iain Glen), an aspiring country singer in his forties, has spent his life as a loser in a non-descript small town, where nobody believes in his heartbreaking voice and talent as a musician. When the last of his music…


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