Irish Abroad: Charlo Johnson’s Positive Discrimation selected for Los Angeles Independent Film Award

Irish short film Positive Discrimation, from director Charlo Johnson has been officially selected for the Los Angeles Independent Film Award, will be held on September 12th.

Positive Discrimination, which was shot in Dublin’s inner city is an intense drama that centres on Tanya, a college student struggling to pay her tuition fees, who receives advice from the most unlikely of sources: an elderly gentleman who has an unconventional perspective on life.


The film stars R√≥is√≠n O’Donovan (Love, Rosie), Liam Burke (Ripper Street), Niall Dempsey (Grainne Uaile), Maghn√∫s Foy, Collette Kinsella, Jill Pilkington, Lucy Rainer, and Jean Cummins.¬†

Camera work is by Andrei Ghenoside and R√∫ Tobin, with sound by Greg Burrowes, make up Tatsiana Burenkova and editing by Doina Zavadschi.


The Los Angeles Independent Film Award is a monthly film festival which celebrates creative work from around the world, with 50 awards in different category held in the heart of Hollywood.

Positive Discrimination can next be seen by an Irish audience during the Cork Underground Film Festival on Thursday August 27th, followed by an appearance at the Underground Cinema Film Festival in Dun Laoghaire on Sunday, September 13th.

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