Filmbase will be the venue this Thursday (August 3rd) for Shorts for Choice, an evening featuring short films, live music and burlesque performances, culminating with a panel discussion – all hosted by comedian/activist, Emily O’Callaghan, in aid of the Abortion Support Network.

The event is BYOB, with no entry fee, but there is a suggested donation of €5 and a fundraising raffle will be held on the night. Prizes include a Filmbase Training Voucher for €150, original artworks, tickets to a how at the Dublin Fringe Festival, a voucher for the Project Theatre, Swag, Literature, Goodies from First Draft Coffee and much, much more.

All funds raised will be donated to the Abortion Support Network, an all-volunteer organisation providing accommodation and financial assistance to women forced to travel from Ireland to have a safe and legal abortion.

The event kicks off at 7pm in Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar and the line-up is as follows:

Musical Performance:

Katherine Atkinson and Simon Quigley perform a specially curated selection of songs.

Short Films:

The Christening – Oonagh Kearney’s film tells the story of Ailbhe, a young girl who must make a very adult decision.

My Body, My Choice – Laragh McCann’s experimental piece aims to give visual representation to the suffocating imprisonment of women’s bodies under Ireland’s constitutional restriction of their reproductive rights.

Heartbreak – Dave Tynan’s IFTA-winning short film about a young Irish woman and the tough choices she must make. Written and performed by Emmet Kirwan.

Terminal – Natasha Waugh’s film explores the lives of two women with hugely contrasting circumstances meeting by chance at an airport, embarking on their journeys to seek respective abortions.


Ahead of her incredible show, Hellions, Niamh Creely, AKA Flaming Jade, owns the stage as only she can.

Panel Discussion:

Comedian and activist Emily O’Callaghan will be chatting to:

– Siobhán Clancy, artist and founding member of the Abortion Rights Campaign

– Natasha Waugh, Terminal Filmmaker

– Eileen Flynn, Community & Youth Development Worker

Tickets are available to book online now.



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