St. Patrick's Film Festival

Friday 17th March - 5-9.30pm - Irish Short Films

London Film School | The Big Red Door | 24 Shelton Street/Langley St. | Covent Garden | London WC2H 9UB

London Film School

London Film School

A programme of award winning Irish Short Films, including The Saviour of Dublin City, The Letter, Hidden Potential, Fragile, Little Flower, The Clockmaker's Dream, One Too Many, Pebbles, and loads more! Cert 15.

Stills: The Saviour of Dublin City, Pebbles & Little Flower

Stills: The Saviour of Dublin City, Pebbles & Little Flower

5-6.30pm Programme 1 features: Saviour of Dublin City, Uisce Beatha Water of Life, The Debt, Raymond, Listen to the Experts, Memory Full, Fragile, The Letter, My Ireland

6.30-7.15pm - Informal drinks reception

7.15-9pm - Programme 2 features: Blackbird, Proposal, Pebbles, Pat, Oor wally, There's Something About The Virgin Mary, Strangers in the Park, One Too Many, The Clock Makers Dream, Little Flower, Hidden Potential

This event is FREE. You can pre-register here.


Saturday 18th March - 7pm - Traders

Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, off Leicester Sq | London WC2H 7BY

Irish feature film: Traders | Thriller | 90mins | Cert: 15 | Tickets

Harry Fox seems to have it all, the luxury apartment, the fancy car, but when the company he works for goes bust it looks like he will lose everything. A solution is offered by Vernon Stynes who has masterminded a diabolical, all-or-nothing scheme based in the Deep Web, called Trading. Two strangers empty their banks accounts, sell their assets, and put their entire worth in cash into a green sports bag. They travel to a remote location and fight to the death. Winner buries the loser and walks away twice as rich. Vernon believes Trading is a no-brainer for anyone who wants to get rich quick. Can Harry resist the lure of such a high risk gamble? It’s dangerous. It’s illegal. But it could solve all his problems.

Directors: Rachael Moriarty, Peter Murphy. Starring: Killian Scott, John Bradley, Nika McGuigan, Peter O'Meara, Barry Keoghan, Aoibhinn McGinnity.

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Sunday 19th March - 1-5pm - Song of the Sea & Shadow Animation Workshop

Song of the Sea

Regent Street Cinema |309 Regent St | Marylebone | London W1B 2UW

Irish animated feature film Song of the Sea | 90mins | Cert: U | Tickets (FREE)

Ben, a young Irish boy, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the faeries and save the spirit world.

Director: Tomm Moore. Voiced by Brendan Gleeson, David Ralfe, Lisa Hannigan. 

The screening will be followed by a children's shadow animation workshop with Kabutar Arts for 8-11yr olds. Places for the workshop are very limited, so please BOOK asap. 

This event is FREE. 


Sunday 19th March - 6.30pm - The Young Offenders

Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, off Leicester Sq | London WC2H 7BY

Irish feature film: The Young Offenders | Comedy | 85 mins | Cert: 15 | Tickets

Inspired by the true story of Ireland's biggest cocaine seizure in 2007, The Young Offenders is a comedy road movie about best friends Conor and Jock, two inner-city teenagers from Cork who dress the same, act the same, and even have the same bum-fluff mustaches. Jock is a legendary bike thief who plays a daily game of cat-and-mouse with the bike-theft-obsessed Garda Sergeant Healy. When a drug-trafficking boat capsizes off the coast of West Cork and 61 bales of cocaine, each worth 7 million euro, are seized, word gets out that there is a bale missing. The boys steal two bikes and go on a road trip hoping to find a missing bale which they can sell so as to escape their troubled home lives....But Sergeant Healy is in hot pursuit.

Director: Peter Foott. Starring: Alex Murphy, Chris Walley, Hilary Rose, Dominic MacHale, P.J. Gallagher, Shane Casey

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The Mayor of London's St. Patrick’s Festival London has expanded to 3 days! In collaboration with the Greater London Authority, Irish Film London will deliver 3 days of Irish Film and Animation in London. For the full festival line-up, visit: https://goo.gl/uycGaf or follow online via #StPatLDN.