The St Brigid’s & St Patrick’s Day Programme

Following on from St. Brigid’s and St. Patrick’s Day festivities, Irish Film and TV UK presents a programme of films celebrating the strength and diversity of Irish cinema.

There will be preview screenings of two eagerly anticipated films at Curzon Soho. One Night in Millstreet returns after taking the award for best documentary at the Irish Film Festival London in November. The film takes viewers back to St Patrick’s Day weekend in 1995, when Cabra underdog Steve ‘The Celtic Warrior’ Collins took on Chris ‘Simply the Best’ Eubank in a world championship fight. It was a sporting event that would grip and shape Ireland. There is also the opportunity to see the latest film by Pat Collins (Silence, Song of Granite). That They May Face the Rising Sun is a striking adaptation of John McGahern’s celebrated final novel, a rare and moving meditation on casual compassion and kindness as a way of life. The film will also screen at the Kiln Theatre in Kilburn.

The work presented at ICA celebrates female voices. The programme consists of a rare chance to see Maeve Murphy’s landmark Troubles drama Silent Grace; the thrilling rediscovery of delightful work by amateur filmmaker Flora Kerrigan, presented by Irish Film Institute in association with Maynooth University; and two films by Aoife Desmond, whose work deals with human relationship with nature and who is emerging as one of Ireland’s most distinctive and vital visual artists.

St Brigid & St Patrick's Day Programme Schedule

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The St Brigid’s & St Patrick’s Festival Dates Announced

The St Brigid’s & St Patrick’s Festival and Celebration of Irish Film will take place from the 17th - 28th March 2024. Starting with the annual St. Patrick's Day event at Trafalgar Square and then screenings at the ICA Cinema, The Mall, St. James's, London SW1Y5AH. There will also be workshops, panels and networking at The Century Private Members Club, 61-63 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D6LQ.

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Irish Film Festival London Unveils Award Winners

Irish Film & Television UK (IFTUK) is delighted to announce the winners of the Irish Film Festival, London at its annual award ceremony held at the Irish Embassy in London on 20 November 2023. The Irish Ambassador, Martin Fraser, welcomed guests at the red-carpet awards ceremony.

Patricia Kelly's debut feature Verdigris won the Best Feature Film Award

One Night in Millstreet won the Best Feature Documentary Award

Veteran filmmaker Joe Comerford was the recipient of The Súil Eile Award for his outstanding contribution to the Irish film industry

The Ros Hubbard Award for Acting was awarded to Alison Oliver and Éanna Hardwicke

Grace Dyas’s Waiting Day won the Best Short Film Award

The jury for the 2023 Irish Film Awards was headed by Festival Director Michael Hayden, and included Colm Bairéad and Cleona Ní Chrualaoí, the Director and Producer of The Quiet Girl, Anna Rodgers and Shaun Dunne, Director and Producer of How to Tell a Secret, Kelly Campbell, Director of An Encounter and IFTUK Board Members Peter Curran, Steven Greenfields and Tara Gaule.

The festival showcased an exciting programme of the latest Irish feature films, documentaries, animation and short films in November (15-19) at the Vue West End, Vue Piccadilly and the London Irish Centre. This year’s partners were the Department of Foreign Affairs, Screen Ireland, Tourism Ireland, Culture Ireland and the Century Club.