Competition: Win Tickets to Reality Bites Documentary Shorts at IFI Stranger Than Fiction


This year’s IFI Stranger Than Fiction takes place from 25 – 28 September and features the world premiere of Ciarín Scott’s In a House That Ceased to Be as well as premieres for other Irish-made films, including Blood Fruit, Showrunners and It Came from Connemara!!.

The international programme includes Irish premieres of Steve James’ Life Itself about the film critic Roger Ebert, Kim Longinotto’s Love is All, Joe Berlinger’s Whitey: United States of America V. James J. Bulger, Andreas Johnsen’s Ai Weiwei – The Fake Case and Amir Amirani’s We Are Many. Amir, Kim and Andreas will attend as guests of the festival, along with long-time Werner Herzog producer André Singer, who will present his new filmNight Will Fall.

The festival also features 3 special events plus 2 short film programmes. Thanks to the good people at the IFI, we have a pair of tickets to give away to the Reality Bites Documentary Shorts programme, which screens on Saturday, 27th September at 5pm.

Many shorts from the Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board scheme, Reality Bites, have gone on to play at major festivals and win international awards, and this year’s batch is as strong as ever.

The programme features Tom Burke and Paul Quinn’s Bloody Good Headline, on Dublin newspaper sellers; Under Open Skiesby Ben Jones is a nostalgic look at handball alleys; and 7th Son, by Narayan Van Maele, focuses on the magical healing powers of the seventh son. Expect strong images, great stories and at least a few laughs.

To win a pair of tickets, answer the following question:

It Came from Connemara!!, which screens at this year’s festival, features which B-Movie legend ‘s time in Ireland?

Email your answer to by 1pm Thursday, 25th September when the Film Ireland Hat will do battle with Dinoshark whilst wearing The Masque of the Red Death and select a winner.

Tickets for IFI Stranger Than Fiction 2014 are now on sale through the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 and online at


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