We brought the latest and greatest Irish film and animation as part of the Mayor of London’s this city-wide celebration of all things Irish in the St. Patrick’s Day Film Festival London 2019.

Check out some photos from the festival here.

Friday 15th March

6.30pm

Irish Short Films Programme 1

Our first selection of Irish short films. This year's theme is Diversity & Inclusivity, inspired by the London Is Open campaign. The line-up includes: Mother and Baby, Walls of Limerick, Sasha of the Sea, Gone, Wren Boys and The Overcoat.

8.15pm

Papi Chulo

Dir: John Butler | 15 | Comedy Drama | Ire/USA |2018 | 98mins

Starring: Matt Bomer, Alejandro Patiño, Elena Campbell-Martinez, Wendi McLendon-Covey.

From award-winning Irish director John Butler, comes Papi Chulo, starring Matt Bomer. Bomer plays a heartbroken Los Angeles weatherman trying to fill the void left by his Latino ex-boyfriend, in this cross-cultural comedy drama. 


Saturday 16th March

2pm

Zoo

Dir: Colin McIvor | PG | Family | Ire/UK | 97mins

Starring: Dame Penelope Wilton, Art Parkinson, Toby Jones, Ian O'Reilly, Ian McElhinney, Amy Huberman, Damian O'Hare.

Young Tom and his misfit friends fight to save 'Buster' the baby elephant during the German air raid bombings of Belfast in 1941. Based on a true story.

3.45pm

Children’s Craft Workshop

Intergenerational puppet creatures craft workshop with Kabutar Arts. Based on the characters from the film Zoo, we invite families to come together to create their own 3D animals from everyday objects!

7pm

The Man Who Wanted to Fly

Dir: Frank Shouldice | Ireland/ UK |Documentary | 2018 | 82mins | PG

Capturing the wonder of one man’s dreams, The Man Who Wanted To Fly tells the irresistible story of 80-something bachelor farmer Bobby Coote. He is determined to take flight. Even if it’s the last thing he does…


Sunday 17th March

6.30pm

Irish Short Films Programme 2

Our final selection of Irish short films. The line-up includes: We Built this City - London, What Betty Sees, The Nation Holds Its Breath, All in Good Time, WHOLE and We are the New Ireland