Rio Cinema

Sunday 22 August 15:45

Season: The Irish For Hope

Irish Film London presents this special selection of short films, taken from official submissions, as part of a special screening series at The Rio Cinema in Dalston, East London.

This specially curated selection of films reflects our theme by showing a wide range of work from young and emerging filmmakers across all genres from animation to poetic documentary; comedy to drama; English language, to Irish and Brazilian Portuguese. In keeping with the thematic of this screening series, the programme focuses on stories containing some form of transformation, an emergence from a dark or troubled time into a better place, be that environment or peace of mind.

Join us for this welcoming selection of short films to encourage a feeling of Hope for the future.
All these short films will also be available on Irish Film From Home throughout August, catch them there at your leisure for just £5, or become a member with our Festival Friend’s scheme to access free films all year round.

A selection of short films designed to encourage a feeling of Hope for the future. A programme, specially curated for this screening from official entries to Irish Film London, which offers a taste of Irish short film talent. Expect an original, innovative, imaginative and entertaining collection of miniature wonders ranging from an exploration of the secret desires of plants, a man with a fear of beards and a poem about the building the Ark to the simple pleasure of a cup of tea.


The full list of featured short films is as follows:

Building the Ark - dir Pat Boran

Caravan - dir William Anderson

Jellybabies - dir Sophia Cadogan

Leave The Road Behind You - dir Daniel Butler

Pogonophobia - dir Victor McGowan

Tea - dir Paul Mulgrew

Tears to the Sea - dir Luciana Baseggio


Travel Bud - dir Niall Farrell