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Call For Submissions 2019

Wanna be part of Canada’s #1 Irish Film Festival?

Our 2019 call for submissions is now open!

Send your shorts, docs, animation and features!

Submit HERE.

Gleeson joins “Death of A Ladies’ Man”

Irish actor, Brian Gleeson, has joined the cast of Corey Marr ProductionsDeath Of A Ladies’ Man, which Celluloid Dreams is introducing to worldwide buyers in Cannes next week. Matthew Bissonnette will direct and the producers have earmarked an autumn start in Montreal and the West Coast of Ireland. Gleeson joins Antoine Olivier Pilon and Gabriel Byrne on the comedy drama inspired by the work of Leonard Cohen and featuring many of his most popular songs.

Byrne will play Samuel O’Shea, a university poetry professor whose life of exuberant womanising, enthusiastic drinking, and general insanity has landed him in a world of personal trouble. More disturbingly, he has begun to see strange things: ice dancing elephants, jazz band fur-trappers, and his late father, Ben (Gleeson), who died young when Samuel was still a boy, and has begun to pop up for father-son chats. In search of answers, Samuel returns to Ben’s seaside Irish cottage. There, he finds the answers he is looking for about life, death, family, and love.

Mongrel Media will distribute in Canada and Element Pictures in Ireland. The film is a co-production between Canada and Ireland, with the support of Monte Rosso Productions. Corey Marr and Marie-Claude Poulin produce alongside Martina Niland.

Hot Docs 2018 International Premiere Co-Presentation

We’re delighted to be co-presenting the International Premiere of THE SILVER BRANCH at the 25th Annual Hot Docs Film Festival.

Film Synopsis: Patrick McCormack is an Irish farmer/poet. As a descendant of the generations of farmers who have lived off the wild landscape of the Burren in County Clare, his life is deeply intertwined with the land. He lives his life moving between tradition and spirit and between body and soul. In this cinematically beautiful, uplifting and emotional celebration of people, place and the natural world, director Katrina Costello spent five years capturing this corner of the world and the fateful turn of events that threatened its future. Patrick and his rural community are drawn into a divisive battle with the government, which wants to increase tourism to the area, thus destroying the fragile landscape. Silver Branch is a bittersweet end-of-era evocation and a story of hope, centered around one man’s journey to keep his relationship to the natural world intact and to make a difference in the world.

You can purchase your tickets HERE.

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