This year, IRISH FILM FESTAshort film programme focuses on documentaries, with a dedicated section, and includes Bog Graffiti (Friday 29 March, 6.30 pm), the latest experimental work by veteran author Bob Quinn, shot and edited «on his bog» in Conamara. . . .
Northern Irish actor John Lynch will hold an acting masterclass aimed at students and professionals on Friday 29 March, as part of the 12th IRISH FILM FESTA (March 27 – 31, Casa del Cinema, Roma). . . .
IRISHFILMFESTA, Year Twelve, a semi-deluxe edition, chock-a-block of substantiation and surprises. We hasten to emphasise the amount of space taken over – assertively – by the documentary as features and as competitors in the shorts section. . . .
The 12th IRISH FILM FESTA will take place from March 27th to 31st, 2019, at the Casa del Cinema in Rome. The festival, dedicated entirely to Irish cinema and culture, will present new feature films, short films, books, and include Q&As with many guests from Ireland. . . .
The 12th IRISH FILM FESTA, which will take place in March 2019 at the Casa del Cinema in Rome, is now open to submissions for short films from Ireland. In order to be eligible for IRISH FILM FESTA competition, films must be under 20 minutes in length, and produced or co-produced in Ireland. . . .
A screening of the documentary In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America by Maurice Fitzpatrick will be held on November 7th, 6.30 pm, at the Casa del Cinema in Rome. The event is aimed to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, which in 1998 represented a fundamental step for the peace process in Northern Ireland. . . .
Karl Geary’s literary debut is a novel, the life story of Sonny Knolls, an intelligent, gentle boy, born into a workingclass family, to which he feels he does not belong, except by blood. It is of this blood that he would like to cleanse himself, perhaps, just like he rids himself . . .
The 11th IRISH FILM FESTA hosted a tribute to Gabriel Byrne, screening Into the West (1992, Mike Newell), as this year’s Irish Classic, and the new documentary My Astonishing Self: Gabriel Byrne on George Bernard Shaw directed by Gerry Hoban. . . .