12th-14th September 2022
St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland, The Square, Ballalease, West Donabate, Co. Dublin  


Monday 12th September: 8pm to 9.40pm – followed by Q&A

Selection of short films. All films are Irish except where stated otherwise.
Event will finish approx 10pm.

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Tuesday 13th September:

Women in Film – 8pm to 9.40pm – followed by Q&A

Selection of short films all written/and or directed by women.
Event will finish approx 10pm.

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Wednesday 14th September: 8pm

We are delighted to announce that the phenomenally acclaimed Irish Language film An Cailín Ciúin will be our Feature  Film Presentation!

The widely acclaimed Irish language film, written and directed by Colm Bairéad has been put forward by IFTA as Ireland’s entry for Best International Feature at the 95th Academy Awards.

Set in the early 1980s, the film features a remarkable performance from Catherine Clinch as nine year old Cáit – a shy and withdrawn child sent to stay with relatives while her mother prepares for a new baby.

Winner of both the Dublin Film Critics’ Circle Award and the Audience Award at Dublin International Film Festival, An Cailín Ciúin also took home an unprecedented seven prizes at the Irish Film & Television Academy Awards 2022 and has won numerous awards internationally. Equal parts heartbreaking and uplifting, this beautifully shot and acted film has already become one of the most acclaimed Irish feature films of recent years breaking records as it passes €900k in the Irish and UK box office.

Also starring Michael Patric, Ni Kate Nic Chonaonaigh , Carrie Crowley, Andrew Bennett and Joan Sheehy

Note: An Cailín Ciúin ( The Quiet Girl ) is in the Irish Language and will be subtitled in English and it is rated 12A


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“The Bleeding Pig Festival is really well organised in a great venue. A brilliant programme of shorts. Its size makes it an ideal place to meet and network with other filmmakers. I met a future collaborator in Sinead O’Laughlin at the festival. I’d highly recommend it”


Gemma Doorly, Writer/Director of The Fireman and the Nurse


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