Bleeding Pig film festival

by Rose Barrett
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The Bleeding Pig Film Festival will return to Donabate from Monday September 12 to Wednesday 14.

In it’s fifth year, the festival will feature a screening of acclaimed Irish language film “An Cailín Ciúin”. 

The festival will be hosted at St Patrick’s Church of Ireland in Donabate. Films to be screened on Monday include: “Tina Times Two” (Bonnie Dempsey/2019), “To All My Darlings” (Lia Campbell/ 2021), “Getting In” (Richard Keaney/ 2020), “Conversations With My Dead Father” (Maurice O’Carroll/ 2021), “Throw Your Heart Over First” (Mark McAuley, 2021), “Harvest” (Tristan Heanue/ 2021), and animation “Memento Mori” (Paul O’Flanagan/ 2022), “Sonny Mammy and Patch the Dog” (Adam Hart/ 2021) and “Rough” (Declan Lawn/Adam Patterson, 2020). 

On Tuesday 13, the “Women In Film” short film programme will present seven films specifically written and/or directed by women, many with a female in the lead role. 

Eamonn Galldubh and friends will start the festival with some lively Irish trad music that will definitely get the feet tapping and might even get them gliding across the floor.

Since setting up the Bleeding Pig Film Festival, festival founder Emma Fagan says “the beautiful coastal area of Donabate and Portrane has become like a second home to me. As well as introducing this community to the wonderful world of independent cinema, I am passionate about bringing newcomers to the area to experience the culture on the coast. They may come for the films but they will stay for the stunning scenery and the warm welcome.”

bleeding pig festival

The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival runs in total from Thursday, September 8 to Sunday 18. The festival launches on Thursday 8 @ 9pm in The Brook, Portrane. 

For more info and a full list of events for the festival, see http://bleedingpig.ie/events-page/ This event is sponsored by Tesco.

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