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From Darkness

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Based on an Inuit folktale, From Darkness tells the story of a lonely fisherman who drifts into haunted waters in search of food and finds much more than he bargained for. With kind permission of Cartoon Saloon. (82)

Kiskadee: Jungle

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Colourful advertisement for Kiskadee rum, showing a variety of scenarios where people enjoy the drink, accompanied by a lively soundtrack. To see more from The Irish Adverts Project, click here. (729)

A Ferret Called Mickey

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Eight year old Paulie is happiest when dressing-up in his mother’s high heels and having tea parties in the garden. His father however would prefer him to involved in more “manly” pursuits and decides to take action. It is left to Mickey, a ferret with the cutest nose and the sharpest teeth, to sort out […]

Coming Out of the West

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A thought provoking documentary on the pros and cons of two openly gay men living very different lifestyles, Gary, who lives in Kilmeena in the West of Ireland and Keith, who moved from the West of Ireland to the city centre of London. Throughout,we see and hear the varying perspectives from each about their experiences […]

Hold on Tight

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Directed by Anna Rodgers, producer of The Story of Yes, and winner of the 2011 Absolut Gaze Filmmakers Award, this beautiful short documentary explores how gay and lesbian couples show affection, and how small interactions like holding hands in public can carry, not only huge personal significance, but also the power to create social change. […]

Stand Up for Your Friends

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An Irish anti homophobic & transphobic bullying advertisement, created as part of BeLonG To Youth Services annual Stand Up! LGBT Awareness Week. With kind permission of BeLong To. (191)


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Chicken is a micro-drama about two boys hanging out on a Dublin beach at dusk. A game of dare tests the limits of their trust and redefines the boundaries of their relationship. Directed and produced by Barry Dignam and based on a screenplay by Audrey O’Reilly, this short focusses on the difficulty that young gay men […]

Me First

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Feeling trapped in an unhappy marriage, Sarah confides in her daughters friend. In a moment of weakness, everything changes and she is suddenly faced with feelings she has never felt before. Sarah must chose between her family and her own happiness. When she makes the choice she always does, its up to her daughter to put […]

Dream Kitchen

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A young man arrives home to find his Dad repairing the car again and his Mum busy cooking, as usual. In these depressingly dreary surroundings the son imagines a luxurious dream kitchen, in which he plucks up the courage to tell his astonished parents the good news: “I’m gay”. But, all too soon, his fairy-tale […]

Stand Up to Bullying

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Irish anti homophobic bullying advertisement, created as part of BeLonG To Youth Services annual Stand Up! LGBT Awareness Week. The campaign promotes friendship amongst young people as a way to combat homophobic bullying. With kind permission of BeLong To. (142)


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Young James struggles as the outsider kid at his school. His teacher, Mr. Sutherland, is the only person he feels he can connect with. When James finally puts a voice to his feelings, Mr. Sutherland’s response isn’t what James had hoped for. Directed by Anna Rodgers, producer of The Story of Yes, and winner of […]


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Novena Directed by award winning filmmaker Anna Rodgers who has made numerous LGBT films which have been distributed internationally, Novena captures an unusual event in Catholic Ireland. The Solemn Novena is an annual 9 day festival of faith at St. Joseph’s Redemptorists church, Dundalk. Each year the festival is attended by thousands, coming from the […]