Filmbase @ the Fleadh



This year’s Galway Film Fleadh features a wealth of films supported by Filmbase over the last year. From shorts to features there’s a whole host of talent on offer at this year’s Fleadh, starting with The Randomer. Written by Gerard Stembridge (About Adam, Ordinary Decent Criminal, Nora), The Randomer is a modern comedy about sex, love and procreation.

Free-spirited Meg thinks she has everything she wants, a great job and a vibrant city life full of trendy bars, cafés and social nightlife. But her life is suddenly turned upside-down when she finds herself needing the one thing that she least expected – a baby. With the clock running out before she hits the dreaded 40, it’s a race against time to find an uncomplicated man for the perfect baby.

If only Meg can avoid the pitfalls of modern dating, she might suddenly discover that the perfect no-strings-attached man isn’t so random. 

Produced by the Filmbase Masters in Digital Feature Film Production Programme, The Randomer screens on Wednesday, 6 July in the Town Hall Theatre at 22.00.

More details on the Filmbase Masters programme can be found at

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Cardboard Gangsters


Stalker Films and Five Knight Films in association with Filmbase present Mark O’ Connor’s latest feature film. A group of young cardboard gangsters attempt to gain control of the drug trade in Darndale, chasing the glorified lifestyle of money, power and sex.

Cardboard Gangsters screens on Saturday 9 July in the Town Hall Theatre at 22.00.

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It’s Not Yet Dark


It’s Not Yet Dark, produced by Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film winner and Filmbase tutor Kathryn Kennedy, is a feature-length documentary telling the story of Simon Fitzmaurice, a talented Irish filmmaker who is living with motor neurone disease. He was diagnosed at the age of 34, after his short film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. His wife was expecting their third child and they were left shocked and reeling.

Simon refused to give up and started to work on the script for a feature film – My Name is Emily. Now, five years later, the father of five children, he is completely physically incapacitated.

It’s Not Yet Dark screens on Saturday, 9 July at the Town Hall Theatre at 16.00.

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In the wilds of Connemara, an engineer and his daughter are targeted by an ancient and angry force from within the earth itself.

Directed by Brian Deane, Foxglove was funded through the Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Awards.

Foxglove screens as part of New Irish Shorts 1 on Thursday,  7 July in the Town Hall Theatre at 10.30.

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We Have Each Other


A young couple try to survive a crisis, but the real danger may be far more personal than either of them realise.

We Have Each Other is produced by Filmbase student Roisin Kearney and stars Filmbase tutor Patrick Murphy.

Directed by Naomi Sheridan, We Have Each Other screens as part of New Irish Shorts 4 on Friday 8 July in the Town Hall Theatre at 12.00.

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The story of Lily, a girl with a secret, on the cusp of becoming a young woman. With her best friend, the fiercely loyal and flamboyant Simon, she navigates the treacherous waters of school life. When a misunderstanding with the beautiful and popular Violet leads to a vicious attack, Lily is faced with the greatest challenge of her young life.

Lily was produced by the students on the Filmbase Masters in Digital Feature Film Programme and written and directed by Graham Cantwell.

Lily screens as part of New Irish Shorts 4 on Friday 8 July in the Town Hall Theatre at 12.00.

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Check out our preview of all the Irish films at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh here 


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