march, 2021

04mar(mar 4)8:00 am08(mar 8)11:59 pmInside the IndustryGreen Ray Film Agency

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Green Ray - Inside the Industry

Recently founded Green Ray Film Agency, in Cork, Ireland, flies the flag for new cinema working with Irish filmmaking talent to connect their work with international audiences. The CIFF is delighted to welcome Green Way Film Agency co-founders Mick Hannigan and Una Feely to the festival presenting five U.S. premiers from their catalogue followed by a conversation with award winning actress and first-time director Eva Birthistle and award-winning directors Adam Patterson and Declan Lawn. | Website | 90 mins

Eva Birthistle | Kathleen Was Here

Kathleen is 18 and alone. The system has no place for her now. This visually arresting and emotionally taught tale depicts ongoing problems surrounding young adults who age out of care and their struggle to ‘fit in’.

Eva Birthistle is a multiaward-winning actress. Her 25-year career in film has seen her working with directors Ken Loach, Neil Jordan, John Crowley, and Peter Greenaway to name a few. She has been nominated 8 times and won 6, including the prestigious London Critics Circle Film Award, 3 IFTAS and an EFP Shooting Star Award.

Declan Lawn and Adam Patterson | Rough

In contemporary Belfast a young man faces retribution for the transgressions of his beloved dog. Rough is a film about a dog sentenced to death by gangsters, but it’s also a film about those who have been forgotten by Northern Ireland’s peace process.

Declan Lawn spent ten years as an investigative reporter for BBC Panorama.

Adam Patterson spent years working as a photojournalist on such award-winning programmes such as the BBC’s Panorama and Unreported World. Adam and Declan have been selected by Screen International as Stars of Tomorrow 2020.

Best Irish Short Film, Kerry International
Film Festival 2020

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Alice McDowell | Spread The Wings

Sisters Maggie and Nora are from the Irish Traveller community—an indigenous nomadic ethnic minority group. Although forced off the road in the 1980s with the introduction of anti-trespass legislation, Maggie and Nora still travel back to Connemara every summer to rekindle their connection with the land.

Alice McDowell is a documentary filmmaker working locally and internationally on the subject of minority rights. Alice creates films with different cultural and community groups, including Mother & Baby home survivors, Muslim feminists, LGBTI activists, asylum seekers and the Traveller community. Alice, originally from Australia, now lives and works in Galway.

Spirit of the Festival Award, Catalyst Women’s Film Festival 2020.

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Luke Daly and Nathan Fagan | Flicker

Moving through the house parties, nightclubs and bars of today’s Dublin, Flicker explores the pressures of contemporary masculinity, exploring ways in which young men navigate trauma, mental health and emotional vulnerability.

Luke Daly and Nathan Fagan are a directing duo of commercials, short narratives, and music videos. Best Irish Short Film, Cork Film Festival 2020.

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Mark Dollard | Hunger

A heroin addict is pursued by a menacing figure. Using the tropes of horror cinema and vampire lore to show the human side of drug addiction, providing an insight into the mind of someone driven by a demon.

Graduate of the Colaiste Dhulaigh/Wolverhampton University Film Production degree, 2016 Winner of the 2017 Ronan Phelan Screenwriting Award at the Indie Cork Film Festival.

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