Bow Street To Host Short Film Fest for Culture Night

On September 21, Smithfield based acting school Bow Street will run a mini-film festival showcasing the best of Irish cinema.

Free to attend as part of Culture Night, the event aims to highlight the great acting talents who have come through the school. Notable Bow Street alumni who have shorts featuring them playing at the festival include Barry Keoghan (American Animals, Black 47, Dunkirk), Charleigh Bailey (A Date for Mad Mary), Niamh Algar (Without Name) and Terry O’Neill (The Meeting).

Meanwhile The Delinquent Season and Kissing Candice actress Lydia McGuiness stars in two shorts playing – Spent and Her Name Is… – the latter she directed. It follows a young woman making her way through an oppressive city in a final act of desperation.

Also, screening at the festival is In the Name of the Father and My Left Foot director Jim Sheridan’s short 11th Hour starring Salma Hayek. She plays Maria José, who with her Irish husband run a bar in uptown Manhattan on the evening of 9/11.

Meanwhile, for those who love a laugh, there’s a Stand Up Show featuring Bow Street alumni who have gone on to make a splash on the comedy circuit including Eric Lalor, Hannah Mamalis and Stephen Mullan.

Taking place at 12/13 Bow St, Smithfield in Dublin on September 21, the festival kicks-off at 6.30pm.  To see the full programme, follow this link.

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