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Irish horror is having a moment and as big fans of the genre, we’re thrilled to see films like The Hole in the Ground and The Boys From County Hell pick up notice overseas, both for the qualities of the films themselves and for the talents involved in making them. Joining their ranks soon will be changeling chiller You Are Not My Mother, the debut feature film of Kate Dolan, director of Catcalls and many a class local music video on the Irish scene. The film is set for its world premiere later this year as an Official Selection of the Toronto International Film Festival. It will be shown as part of the prestigious festival’s Midnight Madness programme, a raucous night screening the best in action, horror, shock and fantasy cinema. The film is one of only six selected for Midnight Madness this year from around the world.
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For the last few years the Bleeding Pig Film Festival has a passion for bringing independent film to the local community. The main focus is on Irish short film, with the odd international twist thrown in also. Since starting on 2016, the Bleeding Pig Film Festival has showcased some of the best talent in the local Fingal area to, as well as more well known and award winning films, sharing a diverse, creative voice with the audience. Through Q&As and the intimacy provided by its traditional setting of Keeling’s in Donabate, it aims to bridge the gap between filmmaker and film fan in the fair city of film. Next month, the festival returns, with a prominent Irish feature added to the ranks of its shorts.

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