Irish Film Festival London 2013

20 - 24 November

The third annual festival ran from the 20th - 24th November 2013 at Riverside Studios, Tricycle Theatre and the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

Alex Fagan's The Irish Pub
Alex Fagan's The Irish Pub

We launched the festival at Tricycle Theatre with UK Premiere screening of THE IRISH PUB, directed by Alex Fegan. We were joined by Alex for a Q&A with Shelley Marsden, editor of the Irish World Newspaper after the screening. The screening was accompanied by award winning Irish Short Rubai. We then were kindly hosted at the Sir Colin Campbell for a Traditional Irish Musical Session with with Denis Fitzpatrick, Anna Whelehan and friends.

The rest of the Programme included:

  • Pat Collins' 'Silence' & UK Premiere of short 'Men and Women'
  • UK Premiere of Lance Daly's 'Life's a Breeze' & short 'Story Bud?' with director's Q&A with Steve Cummins, Film writer with the Irish Post newspaper.
  • Irish Language Documentary Double Bill: Eamon Ó Cualáin's 'Lón Sa Spéir' & John O'Donnell's 'An Bhean A Shiuil Trasna Mheiricea' with director's Q&A with journalist Angela Sammon
  • 'Wee Fillums: Irish Shorts Programme' featuring: 'Small Change', Cathy Brady, 'Irish Folk Furniture', Tony Donoghue, 'Joy Riders', Rebecca Daly, 'Farewell Packets of Ten', Ken Wardrop, 'What Remains', Tadhg O'Sullivan & Pat Collins and 'Noreen', Domhnall Gleeson.
  • ‘Family Shadow Animation Workshop’ - A Shadow Puppetry workshop for all the family, combining imagination, crafts and creative skills with storytelling and animation, with Manju Gregory of Katubar Arts.
  • 'Art will Save the World', Niall McCann
  • 'Breaking Ground: The Story of the London Irish Women's Centre', Michelle Deignan with Director's Q&A with Prof. Mary Hickman and members of the LIWC.
  • UK Premiere screening of 'Run & Jump', Steph Green with Q&A with Edward MacLiam and Tamara Anghie by presenter Maggie Doyle
  • The festival also included a Video Art Exhibition at Riverside Studios featuring the video work of Whitty Gordan Projects.

Children's Irish Film & Animation Weekend

29 - 30 June 2013

Work in Progress - Song of the Sea
Work in Progress - Song of the Sea

Irish Film London, The Irish Cultural Centre and Riverside Studios presented a celebration of Children’s Irish Film & Animation. Featuring special guests from some of the most important animation houses in Ireland, Shadow puppetry workshops and a selection of features, shorts & TV episodes.

With special thanks to:

  •  Mark Cumberton & Alan Shannon from Jam Media
  •  Adrien Merigeau from Cartoon Saloon
  •  Manju Gregory from Kabutar Arts’


  •  Special Screening of THOR: LEGENDS OF VALHALLA. (PG)
  •  Skunk Fu
  •  Roy
  •  Work in progress presentation of Song of the Sea