Films streaming in to the Stoneybatter Festival

A series of cultural events in the heart of the city will be coming to screens this weekend Friday 18th June to Sunday 20th as the Stoneybatter Festival arrives online. They’ll be offering programme of both virtual and outdoor activities involving arts, interviews, competitions and more, and the Stoneybatter Film Festival on all through the weekend should be of particular interest to Irish film fans.

The works of local filmmakers will be made available through every day of the festival streaming on the Stoneybatter Festival website. Curated by Emmet Kelly from Burning House Productions, the festival of shorts will offer a selection of rising talents, including writers, directors and actors who work professionally in the Irish and UK film industry.

The programme for this all online film festival has been divided into four sections and includes works by Maureen O’Connell, Emmet Kelly, Kate Dolan and more. Check out the full list of films showing below.


Directed by Kate Dolan, Aoife Nic Ardghail
Maura’s got a way with words, but has lost her way with guys.

Directed By Maureen O’Connell
Tim seeks refuge in an empty gallery. He prays for silence and solitude. His prayers are ignored, as gallery regular Cecil takes him on an abstract journey of interaction and appreciation.

Lost Memories
Directed By Eamonn Murphy
Sean races against the clock to his mother’s deathbed in possession of his mother’s dying wish while dealing with inter-family politics over the phone.

Directed By Luke Mcmanus
Pensioner Tommy Fogarty wants to impress his new lady friend by baking a cake but finds a gang of feral teenage girls have other ideas.

Pigeons Of Discontent
Directed By Paddy Cahill
In the otherwise tranquil Dublin neighbourhood of Stoneybatter, one local quirk has divided neighbours. The Pigeons. This short documentary looks at the local Pigeon population, while we hear some impassioned opinions from some of the neighbourhoods residents.


Toy Soldiers
Directed By Mike Hayes
Sixteen-year-old Shane finds himself in the reluctant position of baby-sitter to his kid brother Charlie while his mother is at work. Along with Shane’s best mates – Bean and Hally – their small rural town is the jungle gym where they spend most of their days. When Shane makes a seemingly innocuous discovery one day, his and Charlie’s lives are changed forever.

Directed By Maureen O’Connell
1916. Three Dublin Printers. 2000 Irish Proclamations. One Night- in secret. Can they do it?

A Very Irish Family
Directed By Emmet Kelly
The vicissitudes of fortune that surround a well to do Irish family as the tumultuous events of the early 20th century unfold and impact dramatically on their hopes and dreams.

Directed by Maureen O’Connell
Cathy just wants to celebrate her 35th birthday in peace but her friends and the universe have other plans.

Directed By Aoife Nic Ardghail
A quirky comedy short about how the roles of children and parents can reverse.


Directed By Mike Hayes
LEAVE is a film about how random events determine our lives.

Directed by Maureen O’Connell
Andy waits anxiously in the audition waiting room for a cheese commercial. He should have made it by now. He should not be in this waiting room with these amateurs. He is a classically trained actor! ‘Out out brief shadow, Life is but a walking candle…

Directed By Sean Treacy
Not everyone can move on from their mistakes. Especially if they can’t be fixed.

It Is Decidedly So
Directed By Jack Fahy
After a man finds a magic 8 ball in a park his fate comes into question when the 8 ball dictates his future.

My Mothers Shoes
Directed by Mike Hayes
t’s 1970’s Ireland and Jamie, an awkward 10 year old attempts to manage his recently bereaved mother, a gaggle of sisters and the school bully.


Three Hikers
Directed By Jack Desmond and Cian Desmond
Three strangers meet hiking in the Irish mountains, and discover the victim of a serial killer on the loose.

A Short Horror Film
Directed By Sau Dachi
A film crew meet at a secret location to discuss the future of their feature film. But they’ll soon realise, they’ve got another thing coming.

Super Dub
Directed By Mauro Sulcis
SUPERDUB is a superhero with a unique superpower, He can control the dreams of other people by infiltrating inside their mind when they are asleep.

Lockdown in Dublin
Directed By Barbara Soares
A teeny tiny doc in 60 seconds.

Una Vita Felice
Directed By Gabrielle Gregoire and Niamh Murphy
“It starts with strawberries. No makeup. Riding a bike everyday and everywhere…” What is the secret to a happy life?

I Got Your Letter, John Bauer
Directed By Noel Brady
A Jewish man learns the value of forgiveness through an unlikely encounter.

Directed By Sean Treacy
After getting a glimpse of the power of the past, a late teen reflects on the value of his memories, unearthing their emotional weight in the process.

The Stoneybatter Festival begins at 8pm this evening Friday 18th July, with a special opening message from President Michael D. Higgins, with the film’s available to stream all weekend thereafter. A short film competition has also been available to rising talents under the age of 18, with prizes on offer from Brown Bag Films. All in all it promises to be a fun weekend for film fans in the area.

About Luke Dunne

Luke is a writer, film addict and Dublin native who loves how much there is for film fans in his home county. A former writer for FilmFixx and the Freakin' Awesome Network, he founded Film In Dublin to pursue his dual dreams of writing about film and never sleeping ever again.

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