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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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Best Short at the Seattle Wine & Film Festival

January 29, 2020

Native won Best Short at the Seattle Wine & Film Festival. Thank you Seattle!

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:

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."


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.

Screening at the 9th Underground Cinema Film Festival Dublin

August 30, 2018

The festival will take place in the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin from August 30th to September 2nd. Exact screening date and info will be coming soon.

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:

We've been nominated for the Shortlist at Fastnet!

May 27, 2018

Native is super excited to be nominated for Best Original Music at the Fastnet Film Festival. Congratulations to Moisés Mas Garcia for this wonderful recognition of his compelling, riveting score!

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:

The festival also has a Facebook page set up at:​

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:

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. 

Teatru Salesjan
45, Howard Street, Sliema, Malta

For more details:


March 16, 2018

Come join us in 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:

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:

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:

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

Booking: 063 98727

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:

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:

RHIFF - Nominee for Best Cinematography - Sean T. O'Meallaigh

October 28, 2017

We are so honored to be nominated for an award at the RHIFF! Many thanks to Zeb Moore and all at The Richard Harris International Film Festival for the cinematography nomination for our short film Native

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

Native has its World Premiere - Galway Film Fleadh

July 14, 2017

Director Linda Bhreathnach tells Film Ireland how the idea for her latest film just wouldn’t leave her alone and how she set about making the idea a reality.

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