Bow Street is home to some of the most advanced and practical screen acting courses and workshops in Ireland. Housed in the stunning Jameson Building in Smithfi... More Academy for Screen Acting has announced their official programme for their Short Film Festival screening on Culture Night on September 21st.
The mini-festival which is designed to showcase the great acting talent emerging from Bow Street and their alumni features 35 award winning short films and sketches including work by Maria Doyle-Kennedy (A Different Kind of Day), Jim Sheridan (11th Hour) and the BAFTA nominated Wren Boys by Harry Lighton. Some of the many memorable performances throughout the evening come from The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is an all-Ireland organisation with a Membership of 1,240 individuals across 14 Chapters of Discipline. Winners Barry Keoghan is an Irish actor from Summerhill in Dublin, best known for his roles in Dunkirk and The Killing of a Sacred Deer. and Charleigh Bailey, plus IFTA Nominees Fionn Walton and Niamh Algar.
Also confirmed to screen on the night is Her Name Is.. from Actor/Director Lydia McGuinness (Rebellion, The Delinquent Season) and recent award winners Hold The Line by Karen Kileen & Laura O’Shea and Bath Mat by Jamie Sykes.
As well as the Short Film Festival, Bow Street will also host a Stand-Up comedy show featuring various alumni who have made an impact on the comedy circuit including Eric Lalor, Hannah Mamalis, Stephan Mullan and Terry O’Neill.
We wanted to do something special for Culture Night this year that was both entertaining for the public and an opportunity to showcase the great work of our graduates. We are incredibly proud of the success of all our alumni and we thought this was the best way to celebrate their contribution to the Film & TV industry. Shimmy Marcus, Artistic Director – Bow Street
The full programme of films can be downloaded from the Bow Street website