March 26th to 29th will see the eternal city of Rome come alive to the screening of Irish film. Now celebrating its 8th year the Irish Film Festa has selected fifteen short films for the 2015 competition.

The festival was created in 2007, and it is aimed at promoting Irish cinematography in Italy. This year they received about one hundred submissions for the short film competition.

Ten shorts will compete in the live action category and five shorts will compete in the animation one. The 2015 competition is organised in collaboration with Irish Design 2015.

Here’s the list of the selected short films:

Live Action
• The Break Ken Williams, Denis Fitzpatrick
• Coma Ian Lawton
• Ghost Train Lee Cronin
• The Good Word Stuart Graham
• I’ve Been a Sweeper Ciarán Dooley
• Keeping Time Steve Woods
• The Measure of a Man Ruth Meehan
• Novena Anna Rodgers
• Rúbaí Louise Ní Fhiannachta
• The Weather Report Paul Murphy

Animation
• Anya Damien O’Connor
• Deadly Aidan McAteer
• The Duel Alex Sherwood, Ben Harper, Sean Mullen
• The Ledge End of Phil Paul Ó Muiris
• Somewhere Down The Line Julien Regnard

The 8th edition of Irish Film Festa will take place from March 26th to 29th at the Casa del Cinema in Rome.

The festival is put on in collaboration with Irish Film Institute, supported by Culture Ireland, the Irish Film Board, Tourism Ireland, Irish Embassy to Italy and the Provence of Rome. The event is produced by the cultural association Archimedia.

The festival, held at the Casa del Cinema di Roma, will present new films and old unedited classics. Besides the screenings, all in original version with subtitles and all free entry, the programme includes presentations and meetings with Irish guests (directors, actors, screenwriters and producers) as well as debates and special events.

For more information you can visit the festival website, follow @IrishFilmFesta on Twitte, or like their facebook page.

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