Irish Film Festival London, the Irish Film Institute, and the Irish Film Board have joined forces to bring a selection of Irish shorts, and Irish feature The Legend of Longwood, to the British capital to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

To this end they have organised for a day of film at London’s famous Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square on March 15th, from 12.30pm to 5.30pm.

The day will start with Irish shorts Anywhere But Here, 4 Bhanrion, The Tree, and Home from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.

They are followed by the Oscar nominated Boogaloo and Graham, Two Sugars: Intern Ireland, Cutting Grass, The Daisy Chain, and award-winning animation Somewhere Down the Line from 1:30pm to 2:30pm.

2:30pm to 3:30ppm brings the last four short films in the shape of Sophie at the Races, Tea with the Dead, Rockmount, and An Ode to Love.

The day finishes with with The Legend of Longwood, the story of 12-year-old Mickey Miller, who moves from New York to Ireland, and soon discovers a link between herself and the 300-year-old legend of the mysterious Black Knight, who regularly haunts the sleepy Irish village.

 

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Anywhere But Here (2014)

Director
John Hayes
Producer
Andy Bradford
Writer
Ursula Rani Sarma
Genres
Drama, Family
Runtime
0 h 21 min
Actors
Shresta Canyhee, Conor Delaney, Scott Graham, Tiernan Messitt, Doru Micu, Lisa Reilly, Steve Wall
Overview
Falling in love changes everything. Trapped in a run down farmhouse at the edge of the world with a father who has opted out of life, James spends his summer holidays on the beach with a crab he has named Bernard. When newly arrived city kid Stacey appears and seems to like him as much as he likes her, it almost seems too good to be true. Can she help him to leave behind the ghosts of his past or will she abandon him like others have done before?
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4 Bhanrion (2013)

Director
Vittoria Colonna Di Stigliano
Producer
Cathleen Dore
Writer
Vittoria Colonna Di Stigliano, Eoin Rogers
Genres
Comedy, Drama
Runtime
0 h 15 min
Actors
Sheila Flitton, Maire Ni Ghrainne, Brid McCarthy, Aine Ni Mhuiri, Geraldine Plunkett
Overview
4 Queens is the story of 4 elderly sisters who play a game of poker with their Valium and Xanax to decide who will take care of their ailing mother.
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The Tree (2012)

Director
David Freyne
Producer
Rachael O’Kane
Writer
David Freyne
Genres
Drama, Sci-Fi
Runtime
0 h 06 min
Actors
Mark Doherty, Jane McGrath
Overview
A weary man struggles through an arid world, desperate for food, until he finds a distant apple tree.
Not rated yet!
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Home (2012)

Director
Aoife Kelleher
Producer
Rachel Lysaght
Writer
Genres
Family
Runtime
Actors
Overview
All Synopsis A film about how our lives are shaped by the homes in which we grow up. To what extent are we defined by the homes into which we were born? Our first living space, though we have no say as to what or where it may be, may cast a shadow over the rest of our lives. For better or worse, it can form a key part of our identity, affecting how others see us and how we see ourselves. It can open doors for us and advance our careers or it can limit our choices and lower our status. It may even dictate the role we play in society. In this short documentary, we meet six individuals presented against the backdrop of their first home. We gain a sense of what it was like to grow up in these places and discover the impact of these homes on the lives of their inhabitants.
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Boogaloo and Graham (2014)

Director
Michael Lennox
Producer
Brian J. Falconer, Richard Irwin
Writer
Ronan Blaney
Genres
Comedy, Drama
Runtime
0 h 14 min
Actors
Charlene McKenna, Martin McCann, Jonathan Harden, Riley Hamilton, Paul Kennedy
Overview
In 1970's Belfast two young boys discover the facts of life aided by the help of their pet chickens.
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Two Sugars: Intern Ireland (2015)

Director
Tess Motherway
Producer
Tess Motherway
Writer
Genres
Runtime
Actors
Overview
Two Sugars: Intern Ireland is a short documentary about interning in recessionary Ireland today. Jobbridge, or, The National Internship Scheme - a government training scheme aimed at retraining Ireland's unemployed - is one of Ireland's main responses to the unemployment crisis, but does it work? Are interns, and the Irish economy, benefitting from the scheme? Four interns tell their story....
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Cutting Grass (2014)

Director
John Kennedy, Ruairi O'Brien
Producer
Laura McNicholas
Writer
John Kennedy, Ruairi O'Brien
Genres
Drama
Runtime
0 h 13 min
Actors
John Hannah, Karl Rice, Scott Graham, Donal Courtney, Paul Holmes, Maura Foley
Overview
It's a hot summer and a young inner-city boy, Donal, is trying his hand at cutting lawns for pocket money. His luck starts to change when he meets Gerry.
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The Daisy Chain (2013)

Director
Denis Fitzpatrick, Ken Williams
Producer
Denis Fitzpatrick, Ken Williams
Writer
Ken Williams
Genres
Drama
Runtime
0 h 06 min
Actors
Fiona Shaw
Overview
A woman looks back at her childhood and the games she used to play.
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Somewhere Down the Line (2014)

Director
Julien Regnard
Producer
Jonathan Clarke
Writer
Julien Regnard
Genres
Animation, Adventure
Runtime
0 h 11 min
Actors
Michael McGrath, Kevin Mooney, Niamh Moroney
Overview
A man's life, loves and losses are shown through the exchanges he has with the passengers in his car.
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Sophie at the Races (2014)

Director
Alan Friel
Producer
Fiona Kinsella
Writer
Alan Friel, Alan Holly
Genres
Drama, Family
Runtime
0 h 17 min
Actors
Michael Power, Siobhan O'Kelly, Susie Power
Overview
Sophie journeys to the races on a promise from her troubled mother Hariette that she will meet her father for the first time.
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Tea with the Dead (2014)

Director
Gary Gill
Producer
Susan Broe
Writer
Gary Gill
Genres
Animation, Drama
Runtime
0 h 07 min
Actors
Frank Kelly, Patricia Gill
Overview
Frank is a gentle unassuming embalmer from Ballyconneely, a small town in Connemara. After Frank has washed, disinfected, removed and replaced fluids, applied cosmetics and dressed the deceased, he always makes two cups of tea. One for him and one for the dead. The conversations Frank has with the deceased are recordings of interviews with real Irish people, telling their stories the only way Irish people can!
Not rated yet!
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Rockmount (2014)

Director
Dave Tynan
Producer
Michael Donnelly V
Writer
Dave Tynan
Genres
Drama
Runtime
0 h 14 min
Actors
Craig Keane Harrington, Aidan O'Hare, Kevin McCormack, Caroline Murphy, Fiona Condon
Overview
Rockmount is a comedy drama set in Cork in 1982. It follows a child called Roy a diminutive eleven year old, as he tries to make it onto the starting eleven of his football team, Rockmount. He’s up against it; he’s younger and smaller than the other lads. Doesn’t matter. His best friend is his black Labrador and he’s serious about everything. When the balls aren’t there he scolds his coach, when his dinner is late he shouts at his mother and he looks demonic enough that when he stares at a baby in the supermarket, the infant bursts into tears. But Roy’s thinking about the pitch. This strange boy is going places.
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An Ode to Love (2014)

Director
Matthew Darragh
Producer
Suzie Belton, Danielle Considine
Writer
Matthew Darragh
Genres
Animation, Comedy
Runtime
0 h 07 min
Actors
Overview
A lonely man on a desert island explores the highs and lows of romantic love when a mysterious companion is washed ashore. Nothing will ever be the same. Or will it?
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