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An Irishman in the twilight of his life embarks on an emotional journey to seek out the home and family he had left in his youth.
Director: Linda Bhreathnach
Writers: Bridget Bhreathnach & Linda Bhreathnach
Star: Patrick Bergin
Produced by: Marina Donahue & Linda Bhreathnach
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Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes - November 25 to 30
November 25, 2018
We are so thrilled to screen at the Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes! The festival runs from Nov. 25 - 30. Our date and time will be announced on November 20th.
The festival aims to promote independent filmmakers and innovative work. It takes risks and moves the borders from the boring and most of the times empty to the artistic initiating strong emotions, and out of the box exceptional and gives the opportunity to independent filmmakers to showcase their work free of commercial constrains.
Official selection of the 'coolest film festival in the world' the Portland Film Festival!
October 26, 2018
Both Native and The Velvet Underground Played at my High School are official selections of the Portland Film Festival. Over the moon excited. From October 22nd to 28th, 2018, Portland won't just be the City of Roses—it'll be the City of Independent Film. Come be a part of what MovieMaker Magazine called, "one of the coolest film festivals in the world. Native will screen October 26th at 3:45. Ticket link is here: https://pdxff.com/schedule/5bbce1be227adc00228c9a4e
Official Selection - Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival
October 06, 2018
NATIVE will screen in Dublin at the DISFMF on Sunday October 6 at 1pm. We are so thrilled to screen in Dublin! From the Festival: "The goal of the festival is to show variety of all genres, drama, comedies, animations, documentaries, music videos, narrative stories and horror. Our aim is to build cultural bridges and network capabilities between the most talented filmmakers and musicians from around the world. Dublin is the most populous city in Ireland and also a multicultural capital with great venues and great people."
AUSTRALIA - HEART OF GOLD INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
September 07, 2018
Nestled within the golden hills of Gympie, housed in the grand auditorium of the Civic Centre, is the loveliest film festival in AUSTRALIA. Running from 4-7 October 2018, Heart of Gold programs carefully-crafted short films from around the world that deeply resonate with the viewer.
The four-day program includes industry masterclasses, a stunning opening night gala, awards night party and up to 30 sessions of shorts from all genres that best capture Heart of Gold’s vision to screen films that are heart-warming, thought-provoking and entertaining. We hope to show films that shine a light on sidelined topics, peoples or regions of the world. At Heart of Gold, we believe to break through to the audience on an emotional level takes a special kind of storytelling magic. Our films can be edgy, they can be groundbreaking and they can be downright hilarious – as long as they beat with a good, strong heart.
Over eleven years, Heart of Gold has become renowned for its high quality international program, which is largely thanks to a very unique, two-part screening system. The films are first viewed by the festival’s artistic director and passed onto small screener groups, who gather in lounge-rooms across Gympie to review and score the countless, cherished submissions. This makes Heart of Gold films not only treasured by the community around them, but also sure to stand the test of time nationally and abroad.
WINNER - Special Jury Award – Native for Outstanding Cinematography - UCFF 2018
September 04, 2018
Congratulations to Sean T. O'Meallaigh for his beautiful cinematography on NATIVE and to Linda Bhreathnach for her vision and direction. Well deserved! Thank you to the Underground Cinema Film Festival for this special award.
Audience Choice Award Winner! - Irish Short Film Festival 2018
May 28, 2018
Audience Choice Award Winner - Irish Short Film Festival 2018
The favorite film as voted by the audience present at Salesians Theatre on May 28, 2018:
Winner - 1st Native directed by Linda Bhreatnach
Congratulations to Linda Bhreathnach and the entire crew!
Lighthouse International Film Festival
June 08, 2018
NATIVE has been selected to screen at the Lighthouse International Film Festival in Long Beach Island, NJ. This year's festival dates are June 7 - 10. Native screens Friday June 8 at 3pm. Taking place on Long Beach Island, NJ -- one of the East Coast's most popular surfing destinations -- the festival celebrates three days of new, exciting and challenging films in honor of Long Beach Island's historic Barnegat Lighthouse. Please visit their website for more information: http://www.lighthousefilmfestival.org/index.html
Celebrate 10 Years of the Fastnet Film Festival with Native
May 23, 2018
The Fastnet Film Festival takes place every year in the picturesque fishing village of Schull on the south-west coast of Ireland.
We will have four screenings: May 23, 24, 25 and 26th. We are really excited to be in the same program with two of our favorite Shorts - Acorn and Time Traveler.
For more information, please visit: http://www.fastnetfilmfestival.com/
The festival also has a Facebook page set up at: https://www.facebook.com/fastnetshortfilmfestival/
The 11th IRISH FILM FESTA 2018 - Festival Screening in Rome!
March 21, 2018
The 11th IRISH FILM FESTA, the only Italian film festival completely dedicated to Irish cinema, will take place from March 21st to 25th, at the Casa del Cinema in Rome. For full details including schedule, tickets, showtimes and parking, please visit: http://www.irishfilmfesta.org/english/irish-film-festa-2018-short-film-competition-line-up/
Screening on the beautiful island of Malta!
May 19, 2018
We are screening on the beautiful island of Malta on Saturday May 19th at 7.30 pm. We are very excited to be part of the Irish Short Film Festival Malta! Linda Bhreathnach and Marina Yarnell Donahue will be there to do the Q&A after the screening.
45, Howard Street, Sliema, Malta
For more details: https://www.facebook.com/Euro.Media.Forum/
ST PATRICK'S SHORTS LONDON - Festival Screening
March 16, 2018
Come join us in London!
ST PATRICK'S SHORTS LONDON
Friday, March 16, 2018
The 1:30 to 2.30 pm Programme 1 features: Capturing Our Capital, Homecoming, Word of Mouth, A Different Kind of Day, Departure and NATIVE
London Film School
24 Shelton Street/Langley St.
For directions and ticket information, please visit: http://www.irishfilmfestivallondon.com/events/2018/3/16/st-patricks-shorts-london
Moscow Irish Film Festival 2018 Festival Screening
March 15, 2018
IRISH WEEK 2018 is the largest festival of Irish culture in Russia. This year it’s the 11th Moscow Irish Film Festival and the traditional Patrick’s Day Parade followed by the 8-hour gala-concert DAY AND NIGHT. There will be a traditional Irish dance show, parties in Irish pubs, lectures and discussions about Irish culture – a lot of exciting events wait for you in 2018!
The Native screenings are scheduled for March 15, 18 and 20th. Full details will be coming soon! For more information, visit the festival website at: http://irishweek.ru/rogues-and-wanderers/?lang=en
RTÉ: Ireland Podcast featuring Linda Bhreathnach
March 05, 2018
RTÉ: Ireland Podcast - Linda Bhreathnach talks about "Native", the short film she made starring Patrick Bergin as a returning Irish emigrant. Listen here: https://player.fm/series/rt-arena-podcast/native-a-short-film-by-linda-bhreathnach
RHIFF #IWD2018 Women in Film Screening
March 08, 2018
Join the Richard Harris International Film Festival Team for an evening celebrating women in film with a selection of the many films, including NATIVE, by women screened at RHIFF2017.
RHIFF #IWD2018 Women in Film Screenings
When: Thursday, March 8 2018 at 8 PM
Where: Limerick, Ireland
TICKETS - €7
Booking: 063 98727 www.friarsgate.ie
RHIFF Present Women In Film. In association with Limerick City and County Council & Friars Gate Theatre. Celebrating the achievements of women in film on International Women's Day. #IWD2018 #PressforProgress
Dingle 2018 International Film Festival Screening
March 22, 2018
We were just selected to screen our film at the Dingle International Film Festival! The festival will take place March 22nd to March 25th 2018. Dingle IFF is a sought after event, which is personal, has style and will exhibit our film in a unique location: The St. James’ Church, which is over 200 year old. Full details will be coming soon! For more information, visit the festival website at: http://www.dinglefilmfestival.com/
Sonoma International Film Festival - 2018
March 24, 2018
Come join us at the Sonoma International Film Festival! The festival runs from March 21st, 2018 to March 25th, 2018. Our screening dates are:
Sat, Mar 24th, 12:15 PM @ Andrews Hall
Sun, Mar 25th, 11:45 AM @ SF Chronicle House of Docs & Shorts
For full details including schedule, tickets, showtimes and parking, please visit: http://www.sonomafilmfest.org/film-festival-guide.html
RHIFF - Nominee for Best National/International Short Film - Linda Bhreathnach
October 28, 2017
Thank you to the Richard Harris International Film Festival for the honor of screening at your brilliant festival and for our two nominations! We had a great time and loved all of the events and parties. The craic was mighty! A top notch fest.
North American Premiere of Native - Irish Screen America - Los Angeles, CA
September 23, 2017
We are humbled to announce the North American Premiere of Native in Los Angeles, CA! Native will be part of the Irish Shorts program. Details: Los Angeles - Saturday, September 23rd - Aero Theater - 7:30pm