Irish Film Festival 2014

19 - 23 November

Dara Devaney in An Bronntanas
Dara Devaney in An Bronntanas

Our 2014 festival saw us join forces with Picturehouse Cinemas to deliver across an unprecedented 5 venues, over 5 days. We opened the festival with Irish Language Celtic Noir feature An Bronntanas (The Gift) by Oscar nominated Tom Collins.

The rest of our programme included:

  • Gold - Director: Niall Heery
  • Public Lecture - Irish Cinema, Memoir, Nation and Self-narration - Prof. Lance Pettitt
  • Broken Song - Director Claire Dix
  • Poison Pen - Directors: Steven  Benedict, Lorna Fitzsimmons & Jennifer Shorthall
  • Shorts Programme:
    • Breakfast Wine - Director: Ian Fitzgibbon
    • Volkswagen Joe - Director: Brian Deane
    • Hows About ye? - Director: Jenny Keogh
    • Deadly - Director: Aidan McAteer
    • Absences and (Im)possibilities. Traces of an experimental cinema in Ireland
    • Blood Fruit - Director Sinead O'Brien
    • Standby - Directors: Rob and Ronan Burke

Irish Screenings Summer 2014

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson in FRANK

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson in FRANK

In the summer of 2014 our main festival hub, Riverside Studios, sadly closed its doors to the public. To celebrate their three year collaboration with us, Riverside Cinema Programmer and long-time supporter of Irish Film London Shira MacLeod, orchestrated 3 Irish Film double bills as a final send off! The Riverside Studios site is now under redevelopment. Over the next two years, their Hammersmith site will be transformed into a larger building, which will include 3 studios, a cinema, a screening room, a rehearsal area and a public entertainment area.

The chosen films included the 2014 summer's three biggest Irish releases: John Michael McDonnagh's 'Calvary', Lenny Abrahamson's 'FRANK', and John Butler's 'The Stag'


St. Patrick's Day Film Festival 2014

Prince Charles Cinema 17th March

Prince Charles Cinema
Prince Charles Cinema

The St Patrick's Day Film Festival took place throughout St. Patrick's Day at The Prince Charles Cinema near Leicester Square, with acclaimed and renowned Irish films, including the multi-award winning short film The Missing Scarf and Oscar winning black comedy, Six Shooter.

The programme was made up of short films curated by Celine Curtain in association with The Irish Film Institute and Irish Film London.