Review and Photos from 2nd Underground Cinema Film Festival

 (The UCFF Award)

Highlights of the second Underground Cinema Film Festival which took place in five venues in the seaside town of Dun Laoghaire on the 9th-11th September included an introduction to his film, In The Name Of The Father, by Oscar nominated director Jim Sheridan; Q and A’s with Booker prize winning author Roddy Doyle, award winning filmmakers Terry McMahon, Ivan Kavanagh, Conor Horgan and actor Emmett Scanlan.

(Alan Sherlock and Denise Pattison)

70 shorts and 15 features were screened over three days. Over 200 people participated in a range of free workshops and the inaugural award for Outstanding Contribution to Film, TV and Theatre was presented to Peggy Lally in memory of one of Ireland’s favourite actors, Mick Lally.

(Dave Byrne and Mick Daniels)

 Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive from this year’s festival: “A sense of community and family” and “…so enamoured by the exquisite hospitality… ( guests)… stayed longer than they intended…” are some of the quotes from festival attendees.

(Dave Byrne and Paul Bolger)

We are proud to announce our recent partnership with ECU The European Independent Film Festival. The future looks bright for UCFF as we begin the first of our monthly screenings in the lead up to next year’s festival. We are now accepting submissions. Please contact for further information.

Denise Pattison

All Photos by Kevin Griffin

(Dave Byrne and Una Kavanagh)

(Johnny Elliot and Dave Byrne)

(Terry McMahon and Dave Byrne)


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