Culture Night Irish Short Film Showcase
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Cork Film Festival presents a pop up programme of Irish language short films on Culture Night in Cork City Library, with
local filmmakers. The short films have been specially selected from Cork Film Festival’s AVA (Audio Visual Access) Free Short Film Library which offers a catalogue of short film from Cork Film Festival’s past programmes, year-round, in Cork City Library and online through a new video on demand service. This is a great opportunity to experience short film ‘as gaeilge’, meet the filmmakers and find out about Cork Film Festival’s unique AVA short film library.
Oíche Nollaig na mBan
Dir. Oonagh Kearney | Ireland | 2016 | 6 mins | Irish, English | 12+
Oíche Nollaig na mBan / Women’s Christmas Night is a visual response to the famous poem by Irish language poet Seán O’Ríordáin. Working with a schoolgirl choir and intergenerational cast of women based in Cork, the film celebrates the power of the ‘unleashed feminine’ in a radical re-imagining of his poem. Courtesy of TG4.
Grá & Eagla (Love & Fear)
Dir.: Caitríona Ní Chadhain | Ireland | 2018 | 16-mins
A Documentary examining Irish people’s attitudes towards our native language. It follows comedian Áine Gallagher as she prepares material for her bilingual stand-up comedy show, giving her an opportunity to explore why so many Irish people feel passionately about the Irish language but lack the confidence to speak it.
Dir: Megan K Fox | Ireland | 2018 | 13-mins | Irish, English
It’s the final disco of the Gaeltacht, and one thirsty fifteen-year-old is determined to get the shift against all odds! Winner of Cork Film Festival 2018 Best Cork Short Award, proudly presented by Red FM
Local filmmakers will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screenings.
Tickets are free but limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
Supported by Oireachtas na Gaeilge, Foras na Gaeilge and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
Tacaithe ag Oireachtas na Gaeilge, Foras na Gaeilge and an Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta, Gnóthaí Réigiúnacha, Tuaithe agus Gaeltachta