Homecoming, an award-winning short film by a Wicklow director, will have three international screenings on March 3rd including a double American premiere. The short film by Sinéad O’Loughlin will screen at the Chicago Irish Film Festival, the Capital Irish Film Festival in Washington, and the Toronto Irish Film Festival on the same day.
Sinéad O’Loughlin is attending the Chicago Irish Film Festival and will participate in a Q & A. Following its American premiere, the film will have its German premiere at Shebeen Flick Film Festival (Berlin) on March 16th and a screening in London as part of the St.Patricks Day Festival on the same day.
The film premiered at Kerry Film Festival in 2016 and won the Best Irish Narrative award. It has since travelled to Italy, Canada and the UK as well as film festivals across Ireland and has picked up three more awards; Best Short Film Award at Fingal Film & Arts Festival 2017, Best Irish Film at Carlow International Film Festival and Best Actor (David Greene) at Disappear Here Film Festival.
Writer/ Director Sinéad O’Loughlin commented,
“We are delighted to continue sharing Homecoming with international audiences. It’s unbelievable to have the film screen in three locations on March 3rd and to have our American premiere. We are so grateful to follow that with a London and Berlin screening two weeks later. We’d like to thank Wicklow County Arts Office for funding the film, the festival programmers for giving us the opportunity to share it and to everyone for their continued support”
Homecoming stars actors David Greene and Johanna O’Brien. The film tells the story of Mick who has recently returned home from travelling and crosses paths with an old friend. Shot at locations around Aughrim in 2016, Homecoming was funded by a Strategic Project Grant from Wicklow County Arts Office. The Director of Photography is Dan Keane (Arcade Film) and Laura Brennan produced the film.
Homecoming will next screen in Ireland as part of the Women in Film Ireland Short Film Screening, The Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin on March 12th. For full details, please see www.homecomingshort.com