Tradition, the second feature film from OC Productions, has been selected to have its US premiere at the Chicago Irish Film Festival, which takes place in February 2019.
Directed by Damian O Callaghan, Tradition tells the story of a Judge, who, on his last day on the bench, finds himself presiding over the most controversial case – his court – and his town has ever seen.
Written by Claire Corrigan and Damian O Callaghan with a cast that includes Paul Ronan , Pascal Scott, James Daly, Brian Harty, Laura Reidy and Brendan Grace.
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The Chicago Irish Film Festival, in association with the Society for Arts and the Logan Square Theatre, presents the 17th annual festival, March 3-6, 2016. The four-day event will include more than a dozen screenings, filmmaker Q&A’s, bar talks and post-screening receptions.
The Chicago Irish Film Festival is accepting submissions of feature, documentary and short films.
The deadline for submissions @ FilmFreeway.com
is 1st December 2015
. There is no submission fee.
The festival presents three awards for achievement in short film:
The Festival Award , The Audience Award and The Consulate of Ireland Award presented to a film that captures the spirit of Ireland.
Illustration: Adeline Pericart
Submissions for the 16th Chicago Irish Film Festival, February 28 – March 7, 2015, are now being accepted through December 1, 2014.
Entries are invited in all categories welcoming both established and new filmmakers to share their works with the Windy City.
The 15th Chicago Irish Film Festival has concluded with Eoin Duffy’s The Missing Scarf claiming the top Festival Award, Hannah Cohen’s Holy Communion claiming the top Audience Award, and Jenny Keogh’s Story Bud claiming Consulate of Ireland Award.
Festival Director Jude Blackburn said,” The Missing Scarf won the 1st Place Festival Award at this year’s festival. It was a land slide victory, with many people saying it was in the top 10 of all time (at the festival).”
The full list of Award Winners at the 15th Chicago Irish Film Festival:
2014 CONSULATE OF IRELAND AWARD
STORY BUD? Jenny Keogh
THE AUDIENCE AWARD
1ST PLACE HANNAH COHEN’S HOLY COMMUNION Shimmy Marcus
2nd PLACE VOLKSWAGEN JOE Brian Deane
3rd PLACE WASTED Kathy Brady
HONORABLE MENTION BRIDGE STATION Christopher Brennan
THE FESTIVAL AWARD
1ST PLACE THE MISSING SCARF Eoin Duffy
2ND PLACE BLEEDIN’ RAPID Etain McGuckian
3RD PLACE SCRATCH Phillip Kelly
HONORABLE MENTION DANGER OVERHEAD POWERLINES Mia Mullarkey
Directed by Christopher Brennan and starring Sean Colgan, Mark Mc Cabe and Amy de Bruhn, the Irish short film Bridge Station received an honourable mention for the Award Audience at Chicago Irish Film Festival. The film is based on the novel “Rue du Havre” by Paul Guimard, and was adapted and produced by François Farrugia.
Bridge Station introduces an old man selling scratch cards outside of a train station watching the people pass by. Everyday, they emerge from the station at the same time and disperse into the street without paying attention to him. Everyday… until one day…
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How to be Happy is receiving its North American premiere this weekend as it opens the 15th Chicago Irish Film Festival.
Two of the film’s stars, Brian Gleeson and Gemma-Leah Devereux, will be in attendence at the festival alongside producer Richard Bolger.
How to be Happy screens at 7:30pm Saturday, March 1st, 2014 in the Music Box Theatre.
Call for Entries End: 31st December, 2013
The festival has prided itself on its commitment to present new Irish films, insightful documentaries and award winning shorts that capture and reflect the ever changing landscape of contemporary Ireland. Founded in 1999, the CIFF has celebrated the talents of Irish filmmaking with three awards for short film; the Audience Award, the Jury Award and the Consulate of Ireland Award that is given to a short film that best represents Irish culture. Submissions in all categories are open until December 31, 2013; there are no fees.
The short film The Crush has been selected to screen at the Chicago Irish Film Festival and also at the Belfast Film Festival. The Crush, which tells the story of an 8-year-old schoolboy with a ‘deadly’ infatuation with his teacher, premiered at the Kerry Film Festival and went on to win Best Irish Short at Foyle last year. Written and directed by first-timer Michael Creagh, it was produced by Damon Quinn.