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Give Up Yer Aul Sins

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Give Up Yer Aul Sins is an Academy Award® nominated short film, which humorously reenacts original recordings of Dublin schoolrooms in the 1960s made by Peig Cunningham and subsequently rediscovered and released by EMI. In the film, a documentary crew arrives to film the activities of the classroom. The teacher chooses Mary to retell, in […]

The Last Elk

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The Last Elk re-imagines the story of the last of the wild Irish elk. Each animal is represented by a different musical sound; the elk experience peace, alongside harshness and strife, but always remain harmonious. When the last elk is killed at the hand of man, the music ceases, and the elk becomes a relic […]

23 Degrees 5 minutes

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An old explorer close to freezing in the Arctic re-lives the events that brought him there. He recalls his student days at Trinity College in Dublin when he studied under the enigmatic Professor Orit, the professor who was driven to madness by his obsessive pursuit of the unified theory. Convinced that the answer somehow lay […]

Ding Dong Denny’s History of Ireland

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A tourist walks into a Dublin pub looking for directions and encounters Ding Dong Denny O’Reilly at the bar. Ding Dong insists on telling him the “real” history of Ireland over a number of pints. From the Normans to the Famine to 1916 and the sex shops of O’Connell Street, we hear Ding Dong Denny’s […]

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. (237)

Chicken

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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. (213)