World Premiere for Song of Granite
Song of Granite will have it's World Premiere at SXSW on March 12th 2017. Now in its 24th year, the 2017 Film Festival will host nine days of screenings from March 10-18, 2017. We're delighted that Song of Granite will screen on March 12th, 14th and 18th.
1916: The Irish Rebellion wins IFTA for Best Documentary Series
Best Documentary Series awarded to 1916: The irish Rebellion.
1916 The Irish Rebellion, the landmark documentary series narrated by Liam Neeson, examines the Rising and the subsequent events that led to the establishment of an Irish State and the breakup of the British Empire. The documentary screened in Ireland, the UK (BBC), reaching 92% of US homes on PTV, and screened in over 50 countries so far, and on all continents.
100 Years of Cinema: The Irish Short at An Taidhbhearc Galway
The Taidbhearch Theatre, Middle Street Galway
18.06.2016 | 12pm: Splanc! Films
Full day focusing on short films including special FREE SCREENING of TG4 and the Arts Council’s eight new short film commissions under their Splanc! scheme. Splanc! is the Irish language arts documentary scheme that supports the creative exploration of the arts in Ireland which was administered by Galway Film Centre. This film will be on a first come, first served basis.
Silence Screening at HEARnow Festival
Silence Screening at HEARnow Festival, Kansas City
12th June 2016
Short films on William McKeown and Imogen Stuart on TG4
Splanc Films on TG4 | March 27th 2016
National Concert Hall Gala Screening of '1916'
1916 | 16 March 2016 | 6.30 pm
This is the premiere screenng of the 70 minute version of the documentary, '1916: The Irish Rebellion'. The film will be accompanied by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra who will perform the original score and will be attended by President Michael D. Higgins. This event will be broadcast live worldwide.
'Fathom' Screening at Les Recontres Internationales, Berlin
Screening March 17th | 5pm
Les Recontres Interntionales | New Cinema and Contemporary Art
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles Allee 10, 10557 Berlin
Easter Rising: Irish Artists Now at Whitechapel Gallery, London
Living in a Coded Land Screening
Sat 19 Mar | 11.30am–6pm
Marking the centenary of Ireland’s Easter Rising, the Whitechapel Gallery presents a day long presentation of artists’ films, performances, readings and guest discussions, to examine the diverse contemporary practice from both Northern Ireland and the Republic.
Splanc! 2016 at the Irish Film Institute
'Imogen Stuart - Dealbhóir' and 'William McKeown: Idir Neamh agus Talamh'
14th March 2016 | 18.30pm
Splanc! 2016 is a special edition of the Irish-language documentary scheme in which film artists provide their creative responses to the legacy of 1916 in the arts in Ireland.
This edition was commissioned by The Arts Council of Ireland, and TG4, in association with the Galway Film Centre and screens at the Irish Film Institute.
'1916' 3 part documentary series to air on RTÉ from February 10th
This three part landmark documentary series examines the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin and the subsequent events that led to the establishment of an independent Irish State.
Directed by Pat Collns and Ruan Mangan.
4* Review for 'Silence Sound' from The Irish Times
Jim Carroll Reviews 'Silence Sound' in the Irish Times | December 31st 2015
'Fathom' Screening at Les Recontres Internationales, Paris
Screening January 17th , 3pm
Les Recontres Internationales - New Cinema and Contemporary Art
Gaîté Lyrique | 3 bis rue Papin - 75003 Paris
'Nettle Coat' to screen on RTÉ's Shortscreen on Monday 7th December
'Nettle Coat' to screen on Shortscreen on RTÉ2 at 00.05 | December 7th 2015
Alice Maher's magnificent work, 'Nettle Coat' is the subject of our short film screening on RTÉ2.
In 2012, the Arts Council of Ireland celebrated the 60 years of supporting the arts with a series of exhibitions titled 'Into the Light 60 Years of Supporting the Arts' held in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Sligo. The exhibitions consisted of works selected from over 1,000 pieces which make upthe Arts Council collection.
To mark the occasion, the Arts Council and RTÉ supported the making of four short films which responded creatively to the collection. Alice Maher's 'Nettle Coat' was one of them.
'Silence' to screen at Douglas Hyde Gallery on November 12th 2015
Douglas Hyde Gallery | November 12th | 5pm
As a precursor the launch of 'Silence/Sound' on November 19th, the Douglas Hyde Gallery will screen 'Silence' by Pat Collins at 5pm.
'Silence/Sound' CD launch at Douglas Hyde Gallery on November 19th
Douglas Hyde Gallery | Trinity College, Dublin 2 November 19th | 6pm
The Gallery will close to the public at 6pm to accommodate the launch of Silence/Sound by Farpoint Recordings, the CD soundtrack to Silence (see above), a collaboration between director Pat Collins and sound designer Tadhg O’Sullivan. The 45-minute soundtrack will be played in full and will be followed by a brief reception. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place at the launch.
RTÉ to screen 'Living in a Coded Land' on Thursday 14th May 2015
RTÉ 1 | Thursday 14th May 2015 | 23.15pm
'Living in a Coded Land' to screen on RTÉ.
'Fathom' and 'What Remains' screening at Fastnet Short Film Festival on 24th May
Fastnet Short Film Festival | Schull | Co.Cork
'Fathom', 'What Remains' & 'What We Leave in Our Wake' to screen in Dungarvan for Bealtaine Festival 2015
Dungarvan Library | Davitt's Quay | Dungarvan | Co.Waterford
May belongs to the Bealtaine festival, celebrating creativity as we age. Over 120,000 people now take part in Bealtaine. From dance to cinema, painting to theatre, Bealtaine showcases the talents and creativity of both first-time and professional older artists. As part of this, Dungarvan Library in Waterford are screening a selection of films from Harvest Films.
'What We Leave in Our Wake' | Thursday 7th May 2015 | 6.30pm
'Fathom' & 'What Remains' | Thursday 28th May 2015 | 6.30pm
'Silence' to screen at Inish Festival on Inishbofin on 30th May 2015
'Films in Isolation' | Inish Festival | Inishbofin Island | Co. Mayo
Saturday 30th May 2015 | 7pm
Island Conversations: Film section of screenings including “Bas Oileann”, “Silence”, “Connemara” and “In This Place”
'Nettle Coat' to show at 3rd Wexford Independent Documentary Festival on May 3rd 2015
3rd Wexford Independent Documentary Festival | Stella Maris Centre | Kilmore Quay | May 1st - 3rd 2015 | 7pm
'Nettle Coat' is a short film which reflects the public's response to one work from the collection of the Arts Council of Ireland: Alice Maher's 'Nettle Coat'. The film will screen as a part of a selection of Artist's Films on Sunday 3rd May.
'Living in a Coded Land' screening at Irish Film Festival in Sydney on March 29th 2015
Irish Film Festival Sydney | Australia | March 29th 2015
Sydney’s newest film event, the Irish Film Festival will take place at the Chauvel Cinema in Paddington from Thursday, 26th until Sunday, 29th March 2015. The films in the festival have been curated by Irish filmmaker and academic Dr Enda V Murray and the festival is organized by a passionate group of cultural industry professionals.
'What Remains' and 'Living in a Coded Land' to screen at Irish Film Festival in Moscow in March
Temple Bar Galleries to screen 'Living in a Coded Land' as part of The Pattern Exchange exhibition 28th March 2015
The Pattern Exchange| 6 Feb - 28 March 2015
Temple Bar Galleries |5-9 Temple Bar | Dublin 2
Screening: Sat 28 March, 5pm - 7.30pm
The Pattern Exchange is an exhibition, guest curated by Rosie Lynch and Hollie Kearns, which will present existing work from Irish artists Sarah Browne, Gareth Kennedy, Sarah Lincoln and Fiona McDonald, with new commissions by Paul Bokslag (IE/NL) and architecture practice Studio Weave (UK). Taking pattern as a point of departure, the exhibition will explore patterns of knowledge, material production, labour, and patterns of movement and change within urban and natural landscapes.
'Fathom' to show at the 3rd Dublin Doc Fest on February 28th
'Fathom' Screening at Dublin Doc Fest | 28th February 2015 | 7pm
Irish Georgian Society | City Assembly House, 58 South William Street, D.2
Living in a Coded Land to screen at Oundle Cinema on 18th February 2015
Oundle Cinema | The Water Tower, Brigstock, Kettering, Northamptonshire, England
18 February | 7.45pm
Nenagh Arts Centre hosts a public interview with Pat Collins on March 5th 2015
Nenagh Arts Centre | Town Hall, Banba Square, Nenagh, Tipperary | Thursday March 5th | 8pm
Screenings of Fathom and What Remains followed by a public interview...
Dublin Film Critics Circle awards Living in a Coded Land 2nd Place in Best Irish Film 2014
Cork Film Festival: 'Tim Robinson: Connemara': Screening and Illustrated Talk on November 15th 2014
Cork Film Festival: Screen Talk: Pat Collins & Philip King on 9th November at 2.00pm
'Living in a Coded Land' to screen at Irish Reels Festival, Seattle on Sunday 26th October
SIFF Film Center, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109
Sunday 26th October | 5pm
The Irish Reels Film Festival is dedicated to bringing the best of contemporary Irish film to US audiences, providing a platform for Irish filmmakers to showcase their independently-produced feature films, documentaries, short films and animation.
'Fathom', 'Pilgrim' and 'What Remains' to screen at Young Hearts Run Free 'No Idle Day' on Friday October 10th
Film Screenings | Young Hearts Run Free 'No Idle Day' | October 10th - 12th | 7.30pm - 10.45pm | Kevin Barry Room | National Concert Hall | Earlsfort Terrace | Dublin 2
We're delighted to be taking part in this great weekend in aid of the Simon Community. Pat Collins will talk about some of his films in Part I of the evening. These three films were funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.
Part II 'Life has Surface Noise' has Jim Carroll, Donal Dineen, Bill Drummond, Siobhán Kane, John Osborne, Johnny Rogan, Sylvie Simmons, Ed Smith, Peter Toorney and Jonny Trunk talk about their favourite Records.
'Living in a Coded Land' to screen at Nenagh Arts Centre on 9th October
Nenagh Arts Centre, Town Hall, Banba Square, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Thursday 9 October | 8 pm
'Silence' to screen at Clare Island Film Festival on 4th October 2014
Saturday 4th October | 8pm
The second annual Clare Island Film Festival takes place over the first weekend of October - lots of film screenings including 'Silence'...
'Living in a Coded Land' to screen at Westport Arts Festival on 2nd October
The Wyatt Hotel, Westport, Co. Mayo
Thursday 2nd October 7.00pm
'Living in a Coded Land' to screen at Linenhall Arts Centre on 30th September
Linenhall Arts Centre | Linenhall Street, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Tuesday 30th September | 8.00pm
'Tommy Tiernan: To Tell You the Truth' on RTE 1 on Monday 29th September
Tommy Tiernan: To Tell you the Truth to screen on RTE1
Monday 29th September | 9.35pm
In Spring of 2014, Tommy Tiernan embarked on an entirely improvised European tour for 12 consectutive nights. Each night he stepped on stage he was starting from scratch with no preparation. He also played in countries where he wasn't as well known, such as Finland and Estonia, pushing himself even further outside his comfort zone.
'Banter' with Pat Collins at Kinsale Arts Festival on 28th September
'Living in a Coded Land' to screen at Kinsale Arts Festival on 22nd September
Kinsale Arts Festival | St. Mulrose Church | September 22nd | 8.00pm
The 10th Kinsale Arts Festival will host a screening of Living in a Coded Land on September 22nd...
'Living in a Coded Land' to screen at Clifden Arts Festival on 22nd September
Clifden Arts Festival 2014
22nd September | 12.00pm
Living in a Coded Land to screen at the Station House Theatre, Station Road Complex, Clifden.
'Encircling Worlds: Imagining Irish Suburbia' Conference at Visual Carlow on 12th September
Living in a Coded Land Screening
Visual Centre for Contemporary Art | Carlow
Friday 12th September | 7.30pm
Carlow College in partnership with VISUAL, are presenting a two-day conference exploring artistic and cultural responses to the evolution of the Irish suburb. The conference will include readings, the launch of the Autumn exhibition season in Visual, artists talks, as well as a host of academic specialists talking about everything from the history of the Dublin suburbs to sexuality in modern Irish suburban culture.
'Tommy Tiernan: To Tell You the Truth' for the Sky Road Film Festival on 7th September
'Tommy Tiernan: To Tell You the Truth'
Dir: Pat Collins | Prod: David Power, Power Pictures
Sky Road Film Festival | Station House Theatre | Clifden, Galway | 7th September 2014 | 3pm
In Spring 2014 Tommy Tiernan set off on a tour with a difference, one that took him out of his comfort zone and reconnected him to the energy and buzz of his early days as a rising comic almost 20 years ago. Travelling across nine European countries, Tommy performed for 12 consecutive nights, improvising from scratch every evening he stepped on stage.
Screening followed by Q&A with David Power & Tommy Tiernan
Three Films for 14e Festival du Film Insulaire de I'Ile de Groix
14e Festival du Film Insulaire de I'Ile de Groix | 22-24 August
Fathom, Living in a Coded Land and What Remains will all be screening on the I'Ile de Groix from 22nd August...
'Living in a Coded Land' to screen at the Skibbereen Arts Festival
Skibbereen Arts Festival 2014
On Saturday 2nd August at 3pm, Skibbereen Arts Festival will present Living in a Coded Land at the Town Hall followed by Q&A with Director Pat Collins.
'Fathom' to show at the West Cork Arts Centre
West Cork Arts Centre
Fathom, our experimental documentary filmed on the Fastnet lighthouse in 2012 will be shown as part of an exhibition Sight: Sound: Site at the West Cork Arts Centre for Skibbereen Arts Festival from July 25th - August 9th 2014.
'Living in a Coded Land' for The Model, Sligo
The Model, Sligo
6th + 7th August 2014 | 8.00pm
"As part of a focus on cultural heritage, The Model in Sligo, will host two screenings of Living in a Coded Land as part of The Tread Softly Festival, which looks at the cultural legacy of The Yeats Family on the formation of Irish identity. As part of this festival Collins' film will be screened alongside the first comprehensive Irish solo exhibition by highly influential artist Susan Hiller. Hiller is a highly influential artist and has created an outstanding and diverse body of work over the last 40 years. Often inspired by postcards, place-names, automatic writing and newspaper articles, Hiller probes questions of memory, loss, the sub conscious, and the uncanny in a practice she describes as ‘paraconceptual’"
Emer McGarry, The Model, Sligo
'Living in a Coded Land' for Galway Film Fleadh
Galway Film Fleadh
Living in a Coded Land will screen at the Galway Film Fleadh Sunday 13th July | 5.00pm.
'Living in a Coded Land' for Triskel Arts Centre
Triskel Christchurch Arts Centre
Living in a Coded Land will screen at the Triskel Arts Centre in Cork | Saturday 14th June | 6.30pm.
'Living in a Coded Land' to screen at Fastnet Short Film Festival 2014
Fastnet Short Film Festival
Living in a Coded Land screens next at the Schull Film Festival on Thursday 22nd May at 8.15pm at the Village Hall. The film will be followed by a Q & A with Pat Collins, hosted by Aidan Stanley.
Pat Collins will also take part in the Director's Forum on Saturday 24th May from 10.00am to 1.00pm at the Village Hall. Other particpants include Jack Gold, Carmel Winters, Brian Deane, Maurice O’Callaghan, Jim Sheridan and Stephen Frears.
'Living in a Coded Land' and 'What Remains' to screen at the Irish Film Institute
Irish Film Institute
These screenings will be preceded by the Arts Council funded short, 'What Remains'. Pat Collins and Tadhg O'Sullivan's abstract work, explores personal and cultural memory, made exclusively from film in the IFI Irish Film Archive. (11mins, Ireland, 2013.)
Opens April 25th | Book tickets from April 21st
'Fathom' and 'What Remains' to screen at the Darklight Digital Festival 2014
New Irish Experimental Docs at Darklight 2014
Cinemobile | Saturday April 26th | 12pm | €8.00
'Fathom' and 'What Remains' are set to screen at this years Darklight Digital Festival as part of a section on experimental docs.
New work by Pat Collins, 'Ballade', to screen as part of the Trailblazery's We Need to Talk about Ireland
We Need to Talk About Ireland, a 90-minute show exploring "what it means to be Irish in 2014", will be broadcast live and worldwide on the RTÉ Player on St Patrick's Night, Monday March 17, from 9:00pm Irish time.
Produced by independent collective The Trailblazery, the show will take place in front of a live audience in the Round Room of Dublin's Mansion House, where innovators, thinkers, artists and entrepreneurs will discuss our past, present and future, with music, comedy, poetry and film all part of the programme.
'Silence' and 'Tim Robinson: Connemara' to screen at AV Festival 14
AV FESTIVAL 14: EXTRACTION | 1-31 March 2014 www.avfestival.co.uk
AV Festival 14: Extraction explores the raw materials that create our experience of the world, from their origins deep in the ground, to their extraction, transformation and global exploitation.
Over a month the Festival re-imagines the geologic, with artists responding to the natural landscape of North East England and beyond. The curated programme features 11 exhibitions, 36 film screenings, 10 concerts and 11 new commissions.
Silence: March 21st 2014 at Tyneside Cinema
Tim Robinson | Connemara: March 22nd at Tyneside Cinema
Dublin Film Critics Circle 'Best Documentary Award' for 'Living in a Coded Land'
The Dublin Film Critics Circle has announced the jury award winners from the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2014 programme. The award for Best Irish Documentary went to Living in a Coded Land. Commenting on the awards, Tara Brady, Dublin Film Critics Circle President, said “It’s been another exceptional year for films at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival and it’s been an absolute privilege for everyone on the jury to see them."
Dublin International Film Festival 2014
'Living in a Coded Land' | 6.30pm| Lighthouse Cinema| 19th Feb 2014
"As we grapple with the post Celtic Tiger, post bail-out landscape, along comes film-maker Pat Collins with a documentary which not only offers us a context – historical, social and philosophical – but also prompts us to think. This filmic essay is centred in the Midlands, in County Westmeath, Ireland’s historical ‘umbilicus’, and from here the legacy of colonialism, patronage and privilege are explored, as well as our relationship with the land and the past. The real strength of this documentary is Collins’ judicious use of archive material, both sound and image, which he intercuts with present-day footage and commentators, geographers and historians. The effect is both lyrical and remarkable."
Roisin Duffy, Dublin Film Festival Programme
'What Remains' to screen at Aesthetica Short Film Festival November 2013
ASFF | 6-9 November 2013
Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is a celebration of independent film from across the world, and an outlet for championing and supporting short filmmaking.
What Remains | 2013 | 11 mins
Dir. Pat Collins, in collaboration with Tadhg O’Sullivan.
A dynamic assemblage of images selected from personal film collections preserved in the IFI Irish Film Archive.
Funded by the Arts Council of Ireland
Irish Film New York 2013
Irish Film New York | 4-6 October 2013
'Silence' wins Best Feature Award at Irish Film New York
Hunter's Moon Festival 2013
Leitrim | 25th, 26th, 27th October
'Silence' screening at the Dock Arts Centre on Saturday 25th October at 1pm.
'Silence': Mark Sinker's Film of the Week
From 'Sight and Sound' September 2013
"Echoes – of the past and the lost, of people and their stories – seep into this richly resonant portrait of a sound recordist documenting west Ireland’s unpeopled landscapes..."
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Pat Collins Image-Mapping: Three Films about Ireland
Fathom /Tim Robinson: Connemara/What Remains
On the eve of the release of his acclaimed first feature film Silence, a rare opportunity to view earlier films by leading Irish documentary artist Pat Collins. This screening establishes the territory – both topographic and metaphoric – of Silence, as well as revealing a keenly felt and realised portfolio of ‘place works’ in their own terms.
The programme is followed by a Q&A with Pat Collins and composer Susan Stenger, hosted by Gareth Evans (Film Curator, Whitechapel Gallery).
All films are UK premieres.
'Time Out' New York | 4* review for 'Silence'
"Here’s a refuge from the sound and fury of summer’s blockbusters. It’s a sort-of documentary about Eoghan (Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhride), a sound recordist who heads back to the empty coasts, forests and moors of the west coast of Ireland after years away..."
Ear to the ground: Pat Collins’ 'Silence' by Geoff Andrew
A cinematic ode to the sights and sounds of the Irish landscape is one of the quiet pleasures of the year, explains Geoff Andrew.
For many years now, I’ve had the privilege of contributing to various polls listing my top films of the year, the decade or whatever. It’s always fun and always difficult because unless the list you’ve been invited to submit is absurdly generous, there are invariably films you want to include but can’t. It follows, usually, that the shorter the list is, the more painful the omissions. Usually, but not always...
Galway Arts Festival 2013
ABSOLUT GALLERY | 14-27 JULY 2013
Pat Collins, in collaboration with Tadhg O'Sullivan and Sharon Whooley, presents three new film works Pilgrim, What Remains and Fathom exploring aspects of place and cultural memory.
'Sight and Sound' Interview with Pat Collins
Back to the land: Pat Collins on 'Silence'
"The director of a remarkable portrait of Ireland’s ancient west country talks lost landscapes and whispered histories with Colm McAuliffe..."
New Wave Films announce UK Release for Silence
NEW WAVE FILMS ANNOUNCE UK RELEASE FOR SILENCE
New Wave Films have announced that they will be handling the UK distribution of Pat Collins’ SILENCE. The 2012 feature screened to plenty of acclaim in its native Ireland and also played last year’s London Film Festival resulting in a spot on Geoff Andrew’s top five for Sight & Sound’s annual round-up (which you can read here).
Silence will be released into UK cinemas later this year by New Wave Films, which will be followed by a home video release.
From Digital Fix
'Sight and Sound' Poll: 'Silence' in Geoff Andrew's Top 5 Films 0f 2012
Head of film Programme, BFI Southbank, UK
Five favourite new films (all of them, quite by accident, to do with love):
Michael Haneke, France/Germany/Austria
Like Someone in Love
Abbas Kiarostami, France/Japan
Everybody in Our Family (Toata Lumea din Familia Nostra)
Radu Jude, Romania/Netherlands
What Is Love
Ruth Mader, Austria
Pat Collins, Ireland/Germany
Also quasi-documentary, Collins’s feature debut about an Irish sound engineer seeking locations free from man-made sound is finally a touching love-letter to the notion of home.
Pat Collins: Mid Career Retrospective at the Irish Film Institute
Poetic Truths: The Cinema of Pat Collins
Pat Collins will be interviewed by Derek O’Connor on Tuesday, August 14th at 18.30. This event is FREE but ticketed. Please book your seat when visiting, by emailing the IFI Box Office at email@example.com or by calling 01 679 3477.
Cinema offers a long history of critics turned filmmakers, from the mainstays of the Nouvelle Vague to Wim Wenders and recent IFI visitor Peter Bogdanovich. To this illustrious canon we add Corkonian polymath Pat Collins, who edited the late, lamented Film West magazine, before programming the Galway Film Fleadh for a couple of memorable seasons, then producing his first remarkable documentary, Michael Hartnett – A Necklace Of Wrens in 1999. In the years since, Collins has been producing consistently stunning docs – over two dozen of them – at a nigh-upon-breathless rate. His eclectic filmography offers portraits of artists ranging from director Abbas Kiarostami to cartographer and author Tim Robinson, psycho-geographical examinations of Tory Island and his beloved Cork, plus experimental mood pieces such as Loch Dearg and the extraordinary Pilgrim (both 2008).