Culture Night at Filmbase


Yet again Filmbase will throw open its door late on Culture Night offering you a chance to ‘Get into Film’.

Throughout the night Filmbase will be screening a selection of Irish short films suitable for all ages in their ground-floor space. Filmbase will also host a special short film event with filmmakers Lee Cronin and John Keville. Lee and John will screen their latest short film, the excellent horror Ghost Train set in a delapidated fairground yard, and talk about the process of making this ambitious short film (which was an Irish/Finnish co-production). Lee and John received their first short film funding from Filmbase.

Finally, the night will round off with Filmbase’s ever popular late-night short film screening. Yet again we’ve selected just some of the newest short films to emerge from the ever talented film scene here in Ireland.

Ghost Train: A Case Study and Q&A with filmmakers Lee Cronin and John Keville
Filmbase Basement 6.30 – 7.45pm

About the event
Lee and John will talk about their impressive new short film Ghost Train. Premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh earlier this year, this event will offer you a chance to not only see this new short film but to hear from the creatives involved in making this ambitious short film. Not only is this an atmospheric horror film but the production values and design would rival many of the big budget productions we see on our cinema screens. Lee and John run Rank Outsider Productions and are no strangers to Filmbase having produced the Filmbase/RTE Short Film Billy & Chuck a few years ago.

This event is perfect for anyone interested in making short films and is suited for ages 16+. It’s a free event but advance bookings are being taken, so if you’d like to book a place (or two) at this event make sure to email with your full name and contact number. Please note if you do book in advance you must arrive at Filmbase by 6.20pm at the latest to secure your place. Any tickets not collected at this stage will be given to those on the door.

Ghost Train
Written and Directed by Lee Cronin
Produced by John Keville and Ulla Simonen for Rank Outsider and MADE

Once a year, estranged brothers Michael and Peter make a reluctant pilgrimage to the old fairground yard where their friend Sam went missing when they were boys. Both mens’ lives are coloured by what happened the day their friend was sucked inside the Ghost Train, never to return. This year, Michael has something to tell Peter that will cast fresh light on the incident, something that will change their lives even more than that fateful day 30 years ago…

Ghost Train Trailer

Short Film Screenings
Ground Floor – free, open to all, continuous throughout the evening

As always Filmbase selects the best of Irish short films to screen throughout the night. This free screening is open to all and offers a selection of the best of Irish filmmaking talent. So pop by anytime during the night for a taste of Irish film including animation, dance film, comedy and more.

Late Night Shorts
Basement Space – free, ticketed
Screening time: 9 – 10pm
NB this screening is not suitable for kids

The late night shorts programme has proved to be a popular event over the last few years and yet again Filmbase have gone with a selection of light-hearted (and even downright hilarious) shorts for your entertainment! Culture Night revellers can check out a selection of fantastic Irish short films including some of the latest films to hit the festival circuit and a couple of old favourites as well. Read on for more details on what to expect and make sure to book your seat as this event usually fills up fast!


14 mins | Live Action | Irish Language subtitled in English | 2012
Written and directed by Tomás Seoighe
Produced by David Clarke

Cian is constantly bullied at school and his home life isn’t much better. Suddenly an opportunity arises to gain the respect of those around him by going head to head with a bull…Matador style!


12 mins | Live Action | Irish Language subtitled in English | 2013
Screenplay by Eoin Rogers
Story & Directed by Vittoria Colonna
Produced by Cathleen Dore

4 Bhanríon (4 Queens) is a black comedy about four elderly sisters who play a game of poker to decide who will take care of their elderly mother…


11 mins | Live Action | English Language | 2009
Written and directed by Gavin Keane
Produced by Ruth Coady

Cold Turkey concerns the misadventures of a frustrated Foley artist, curious children and petrified poultry. It stars Wuzza Conlon (Headrush, Perrier’s Bounty) and Angeline Ball (The Commitments, Dead Long Enough) and was shot by Darran Tiernan (Belonging to Laura), edited by Roisin O’Donnell (Deep End Dance), with Karl Merren (Eamon) as sound recordist. Post was handled by Ardmore Sound. The film, written and directed by Gavin Keane and produced by Ruth Coady for Parallel Films, won the Audience Award at the 2010 Sapporo International Short Film Festival in Japan, over 2,700 shorts from 87 countries were submitted to the festival.


10 mins | Live Action | Irish Language subtitled in English | 2013
Written by Antoin Beag O’Colla
Directed by Louise Ní Fhiannachta
Produced by Gemma O’Shaughnessy

Agus an rang á ullmhú don Chéad Comaoineach, dhiúltaíonn Rúbaí é a dhéanamh, ag maíomh gur atheist í.

While the class are preparing for their First Holy Communion Rúbaí refuses to do it, claiming she is an atheist.

To secure your place at this screening just email Filmbase reception on<> or call 01 679 6716 (dial 0 for reception). Don’t forget to give your full name and a contact number.


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