Story Factory’s new short film The Blow-Ins  has been officially selected for the 2013 The Chicago Irish Film Festival from 1 – 6 March. The adventure comedy film will screen before the feature length films at the Film Board-affiliated festival in a special programme that includes Sundance winner Irish Folk Furniture.

Festival Director Jude Blackburn saw The Blow-Ins at the recent Corona Cork Film Festival and said that she is ‘really delighted that The Blow-Ins is screening in the Windy City’. She praised for the film’s cinematography and ‘entertaining storyline.’ The Blow-Ins cinematographer Ian D Murphy also shot the acclaimed feature, Pilgrim Hill, for director Gerard Barrett who won the 2013 Rising Star IFTA.

The Blow-Ins was written and directed by CJ Scuffins and stars co-producer Jill Sartini, Ellen Phelan and Dermot Ward.

Last month Scuffins’s horror short Prodigal Son screened at the prestigious Berlin British Shorts Festival, and the short is nominated for the upcoming 2013 Deadline Award at the 14th Landshut Short Film Festival in Munich.  

More information at
‘Spotlight on Shorts’ at Chicago Irish Film Festival
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