Harvest Films | Independent Documentary Film Company

Distance at Alchemy Film Festival, 5th May 2019

1st May

9th Edition of Alchemy Film Festival and Moving Image Festival (2 – 6 May 2019) presenting 147 moving-image works over five days and across eight programme strands — including features, shorts, installations, performances, special focuses and guest-curated programmes.

The Earth Will Move Once More

Stillness and movement entwine in this selection of sublime contemplations on place, culture and habitat — from Austria to Morocco, from Hong Kong to Hawick.

Sandy Devers, Wang Haiyang, Richard Forbes-Hamilton, Jacques Perconte, Davorin Marc, Markus Maicher, Raquel Vermunt, Sharon Whooley. 


Distance at Irish Film Festa Rome

13th Mar

Distance at Les Recontres Internationales, Paris

2nd Mar

Distance March 5th - 10th 2019


About the festival, read more here...


Between Structure and Agency - Distance Screening

21st Oct

Artist's Moving Image at Tyneside cinema

25th October 2018

This programme of short works examines different facets or experiences of agency to consider what occurs when it is compromised, reclaimed, expanded or channelled elsewhere, specifically to the natural and built environment. With recent films by Irish artists Saoirse Wall, Laura Fitzgerald, Sharon Whooley, Doireann O’Malley and Ronan McCrea.

Event curated by Alice Butler, AEMI in association with LUX and the Irish Film Institute. This event marks the launch of a tour with LUX to several UK venues over the course of twelve months.


Distance to show at Swedenborg Film Festival 2018

21st Oct

Swedenborg House, London

24th November 2018

The Swedenborg Film Festival runs on November 24th with special guest judge, the artist Susan Hiller. Featuring 20 new short films by international artists, alongside a special screening of Hiller’s work, the SFF is co-curated by Gareth Evans (Whitechapel Gallery) and Nora Foster (Frieze). Selected films will explore this year’s theme of 'Correspondences' – symbols, metaphor and hidden meanings – and screenings will take place at Swedenborg House in Bloomsbury.


Distance at Cork Film Festival

18th Oct

"Experimental and artistic, boundary-pushing films."

13th November 2018 | Gate Cinema | 13.45pm

Distance to screen as part of a programme of experimental shorts with film artists Katherine Canty, Atoosa Pour Hosseini, Dianne Lucille Campbel, Oonagh Kearney and Alice Maher & Aideen Barry.


Three film works by Pat Collins to screen at IndieCork

10th Oct

Twilight (2017), What Remains (2013), Pilgrim (2008)

Three experimental film works funded by the Arts Council of Ireland

Followed by Q&A with Pat Collins and James Mulvey | IndieCork | October 13th 2018



Distance at Unseen 2018

5th Sep

Unseen Film Festival, Denver, Colorado

Sunken Treasures | September 27th 2018 

Working with new definitions of experimental film, writing, and dance during a full 30 days of screenings and other performances at multiple venues from September 1 to September 30, 2018.

September 27th Programme includes films by Josh Weissbach, Lorenzo Gattorna and Domietta Torlasco, Kanika Agrawa and Sharon Whooley.


Distance to screen at Still Voices Short Film Festival 2018

26th Jul

Distance to screen on August 17th & 18th

Ballymahon, Co. Longford


Song of Granite to screen at Film Festival Menorca 2018

17th Jul

Song of Granite screening 


Song of Granite to screen at FID Marseilles 2018

10th Jul

Song of Granite at FID 29th International Film Festival Marseilles 2018

July 11th & 16th


Song of Granite to screen at Revelation Film Festival 2018, Perth

5th Jul

Song of Granite screening July 6th, 7th, 10th, 17th...


Song of Granite to screen at Midnight Sun Film Festival, Finland

10th Jun

Thursday 15th June 2018


Song of Granite at Carlow Arts Festival 2018

1st Jun

Song of Granite at Carlow Arts Festival

June 10th 2018


Song of Granite to screen at Byre Theatre, St. Andrew's, Fife

3rd May

Song of Granite screening is followed by an interview with Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde and is supported by the Byre Theatre and the School of English at St. Andrew's University, and hosted by Dr Peter Mackay.


Imogen Stuart to screen at National Gallery, Ireland

2nd May

'Imogen Stuart' screening as part of a special in-conversation event with renowned artist Imogen Stuart RHA and Donal Maguire to celebrate Emil Nolde: Art is Life


Richard Kendrick wins Special Jury Prize for Cinematography at Fajr FIlm Festival Iran 2018

2nd May

Song of Granite to screen at Bealtaine Arts Festival, Dingle

2nd May

Phoenix Cinema, 6.30pm | Friday May 4th, 2018


Song of Granite to screen at Portland Museum of Art, Oregon

2nd May

Song of Granite: 'Anatomy of a Film' at University College Dublin

2nd May

Thursday April 12th, 2018
Dissecting the various aspects that make a film... with Pat Collins (Director), Amy Rowan (Casting Agent), Padraig O’Neil (Production Designer), Richard Kendrick (DOP) and Alan Maher (Producer)



Song of Granite new title on Volta VOD

2nd May

Song of Granite to screen at Irish Film Festival, Australia

2nd May

Screenings at Penrith, Melbourne and Paddington


Song of Granite to screen at Irish Arts Centre, New York

2nd May

Sunday April 8th 2018


Song of Granite to compete in Fajr International Film Festival Iran

28th Apr

Pat Collins to screen and present Song of Granite at Princeton University

2nd Apr

Song of Granite screening followed by discussion with Pat Collins and Fintan O'Toole

April 6th 2018

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Song of Granite to screen at Buenos Aires Film Festival, 2018

2nd Apr

Song of Granite to screen at The School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh

1st Apr

George's Square | April 2nd | 5pm

SCREENING of 'Song of Granite', introduced by Dr Virginia Blankenhorn, Celtic and Scottish Studies, followed by Dr Blankenhorn's seminar 'At the Fulcrum: Joe Heaney and the Folk Revival'.


Song of Granite nominated in Arts Category of Celtic Media Film Festival

27th Mar

2nd - 4th May 2018

Read more here...

Song of Granite to screen on TG4

27th Mar

Song of Granite will make it's Irish TV premiere on Easter Monday


Song of Granite to screen at Dingle Film Festival

20th Mar

Saturday 24th March | St. james' Church | 8.30pm


Song of Granite to screen at Irish Film Festa, Rome

15th Mar

Sunday 25th March | 4pm | Casa del Cinema di Roma
(Largo Marcello Mastroianni 1, Villa Borghese|)

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'Imogen Stuart' and 'William McKeown' films to screen at IFI

2nd Mar

Brief Encounters: Gearrscannán Nua at IFI


Song of Granite wins Best Feature at Seeyousound Film Festival, Italy

5th Feb

Distance screening at aDifferent Festival, Milwaukee, USA

2nd Feb

Friday February 2nd 2018


Twilight to screen at Dublin Film Festival

19th Jan

28th February 2018 | 6.30pm | Lighthouse Cinema

Twilight to screen at Audi Dublin International Film Festival



Song of Granite nominated for 3 IFTA Awards 2018

19th Jan

Song of Granite nominated in Best Camera, Best Editing and Best Film Categories 2018...

Read more here...

Song of Granite to screen at Goteborg Film Festival, 27th, 28th January and 2nd, 4th February 2018

19th Jan

4* Review for Song of Granite from The Guardian

18th Dec

Song of Granite opens at cinemas nationwide this weekend

6th Dec

Song of Granite to show at Cork Film Festival

30th Oct

Everyman Theatre | November 12th 2017 | 7.00pm

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Song of Granite to show at Leeds International Film Festival

30th Oct

Hyde Park Picture House | 12th November 2017 | 17.45pm


Song of Granite to show at Mannheim-Heidelberg Film Festival

30th Oct

15th, 17th November 2017 | Mannheim

16th, 17th November 2017 | Heidelberg

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Song of Granite to show at Singapore International Film Festival

30th Oct

29th November 2017 | 9.30pm


Song of Granite screening at Oireachtais 2017

30th Oct

Amharclann an Oireachtais, Óstán Brehon | 4ú Samhain 2017 | 5.00pm


Song of Granite for Irish Film Festivall London

30th Oct

Regent Street Cinema | December 2nd 2017 | 4.45pm


Song of Granite at Queens Film Theatre, Belfast

28th Oct

Song of Granite to open in cinema from 8th December 2017


Song of Granite for Kerry Film Festival

15th Oct

20th October 2017 | Cinema Killarney | 7.30pm


Song of Granite for Sky Road Film Festival

12th Oct

Station House Theatre, Clifden | 14th October 2017 | 8pm


Song of Granite at Montreal Film Festival

10th Oct

Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

Cineplex Odeon Quartier Salle 10 | 10th October | 18.15

Cineplex Odeon Quartier Salle 16 | 15th October | 19.00


Critics Choice nomination for Song of Granite at Hamburg Film Festival

3rd Oct

Song of Granite at Film Fest Hamburg

Abaton Gross | Sunday 8th October | 8.30pm

Passage 1 | Friday 13th October | 9.45pm

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Song of Granite for Vancouver International Film Festival

27th Sep

Friday September 29th and Sunday October 1st


Song of Granite to screen at London Film Festival 2017

24th Sep

Song of Granite at London Film Festival 2017

BFI Southbank | Saturday 7th October | 18.30pm

ICA London | Sunday 8th October | 12.45pm


Song of Granite Ireland's Entry for Best Foreign Language Oscar 2017

11th Sep

"Joe Heaney remains one of the great traditional singers. I think he would have liked the notion of a film with sean nós singing at its core representing Ireland in an international competition like the Oscars.” Pat Collins


Song of Granite to show at FIN Film Festival, Nova Scotia Canada

10th Sep

'Twilight' for Visual Carlow

4th Sep

'Twilight' at Visual Carlow

9th September 2017 – 28th January 2018

Twilight was filmed by Pat Collins over 2 years close to Baltimore in West Cork, with field recordings by world renowned sound artist Chris Watson. The film has
twilight as its central subject and is an attempt to capture the colour and quality of light that is in flux, the fleeting and transient sensations, the sense of the world turning.

Made with the support of the Arts Council of Ireland.

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'Fathom' to screen at Port | River | City 2017

4th Sep

Fathom to screen at Port | River | City

17th September 2017

port | river | city takes the form of a unique programme of screenings and site-specific moving image installations curated by Alice Butler & Daniel Fitzpatrick of aemi and artist Cliona Harmey.

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'Song of Granite' to show at Film by the Sea 2017

2nd Sep

Song of Granite to show at Vlissingen, Netherlands on 8th September 2017.

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Song of Grante at Still Voices 2017

3rd Aug

Song of Granite to screen at Still Voices, Ballymahon, Longford on August 19th 2017

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Galway Film Fleadh 'Best Cinematography Award' for Song of Granite

17th Jul

Richard Kendrick Awarded 'Best Cinematography'

Richard Kendrick picked up the 'Best Cinematography' Award for his exquisite work on Song of Granite...

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November 24th cinema release for Song of Granite

17th Jul

Song of Granite will be released in cinemas in Ireland on November 24th...


Song of Granite to screen at 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2017

18th Jun

Song of Granite at KVIFF 2017


'Nettle Coat' film screening as part of SurprEYES at Dun Laoghaire Lexicon Gallery

26th May


May 9th - July 30th

SurprEYES is an exhibtion that has been specially selected by curator Martin Drury to appeal to children.  There are over 30 artworks on show from the collection of the Arts Council of Ireland featuring artists such Louis Le Brocquey, Dorothy Cross, Gary Coyle, Alice Maher and many more.

'Song of Granite' to open Galway Film Fleadh 2017

10th May

Song of Granite for Opening Film

Song of Granite has been announced as the Opening Film of the 29th Galway Film Fleadh on July 11th 2017.


Oscilloscope pick up 'Song of Granite' for US Distribution

10th May

'Song of Granite' picked up for US Distribution by Oscilloscope...


'Silence' available on MUBI

17th Apr

Silence on MUBI until April 25th

Watch it here...

And available in Ireland on VOLTA

Watch it here...


Irish Film Institute - Spotlight

31st Mar

Pat Collins to present extract from 'Song of Granite' at IFI Spotlight

Spotlight is the annual event at the Irish Film Institute where they dedicate a full day to focus on Irish film and television – reviewing the past year and considering current trends in production, distribution and consumption of new work.

As part of this year's programme, Pat Collins will present an extract from new fllm 'Song of Granite.'


Song of Granite reviews...

30th Mar

Some great reviews from Indiewire and Screen Daily...


‘Song of Granite’ Review: Irish Folk Singer Profile Breathes Life Into the Musical Biopic — SXSW 2017

Read full review here...

Screen Daily

"This is perhaps as far from the traditional biopic as film is ever likely to stray, but there’s a stirring song of the exile here for those attuned to Pat Collins’ exceptional hymn..."

Read full review here...



World Premiere for Song of Granite at SXSW 2017

6th Mar

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.

Read more here...

1916: The Irish Rebellion wins IFTA for Best Documentary Series

10th Oct

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

12th Jun

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

6th Jun

Silence Screening at HEARnow Festival, Kansas City

12th June 2016


Short films on William McKeown and Imogen Stuart on TG4

20th Mar

Splanc Films on TG4 | March 27th 2016


National Concert Hall Gala Screening of '1916'

15th Mar

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

11th Mar

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

10th Mar

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

10th Mar

'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

8th Feb


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

7th Jan

Jim Carroll Reviews 'Silence Sound' in the Irish Times | December 31st 2015


'Fathom' Screening at Les Recontres Internationales, Paris

6th Jan

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

7th Dec

'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

2nd Nov

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

2nd Nov

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 info@farpointrecordings.com to reserve a place at the launch.

RTÉ to screen 'Living in a Coded Land' on Thursday 14th May 2015

27th Apr

RTÉ 1 | Thursday 14th May 2015 | 23.15pm

'Living in a Coded Land' to screen on RTÉ.

Watch trailer...

'Fathom' and 'What Remains' screening at Fastnet Short Film Festival on 24th May

27th Apr

Fastnet Short Film Festival | Schull | Co.Cork

See full programme here...

'Fathom', 'What Remains' & 'What We Leave in Our Wake' to screen in Dungarvan for Bealtaine Festival 2015

26th Apr

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

25th Apr

'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

20th Apr

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

12th Mar

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.

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'What Remains' and 'Living in a Coded Land' to screen at Irish Film Festival in Moscow in March

12th Mar

What Remains (13th March) and Living in a Coded Land (16th March) screening at Irish Film Festival in Moscow...

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And here...


Temple Bar Galleries to screen 'Living in a Coded Land' as part of The Pattern Exchange exhibition 28th March 2015

11th Mar

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

29th Jan

'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

16th Jan

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

12th Jan

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

22nd Dec

Dubiln Critics Circle | December 2014

Read more here...

And here...

Cork Film Festival: 'Tim Robinson: Connemara': Screening and Illustrated Talk on November 15th 2014

14th Oct

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin Street, Cork City
Saturday 15th November 2015 | 2.15pm
Cork Film Festival in association with National Sculpture Factory will present a special screening of Tim Robinson: Connemara to be followed by an illustrated talk on the making of the soundscore & soundtrack for the film.
Pat Collins (Director) with Susan Stenger (Composer) and John Brennan (Sound Recordist) will hold an animated discussion about the construction of and methodologies used in the design of the specific soundtrack/sound score for this film; this will be interspersed with extracts examples from Tim Robinson’s writings and clips from the film. This event should be of keen interest to sound designers, sound recordists, composers and editors.

Cork Film Festival: Screen Talk: Pat Collins & Philip King on 9th November at 2.00pm

13th Oct

Cork Film Festival Presents: Screen Talk
Sunday 9th November 2014
Film maker and broadcaster Philip King is renowned for his work in music and film over the last 20 years as well as his atmospheric Sunday night radio show South Wind Blows. As part of the Festival’s ‘Listen’ strand, Philip will be discussing sound, music and film with Pat Collins...

'Living in a Coded Land' to screen at Irish Reels Festival, Seattle on Sunday 26th October

30th Sep

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

29th Sep

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

12th Sep

Nenagh Arts Centre, Town Hall, Banba Square, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary 

Thursday 9 October | 8 pm

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'Silence' to screen at Clare Island Film Festival on 4th October 2014

12th Sep

Clare Island

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

11th Sep

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

10th Sep

Linenhall Arts Centre | Linenhall Street, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Tuesday 30th September | 8.00pm

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'Tommy Tiernan: To Tell You the Truth' on RTE 1 on Monday 29th September

8th Sep

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

10th Aug

The Black Pig

Sunday 28th September | 12.00pm

After two visits to the town in 2013, the Banter series of talks and interviews returns to the Co Cork town for the Kinsale Arts Festival in September. Pat Collins will be talking to Jim Carroll at the Black Pig at 12.00 noon.


'Living in a Coded Land' to screen at Kinsale Arts Festival on 22nd September

9th Aug

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...

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'Living in a Coded Land' to screen at Clifden Arts Festival on 22nd September

8th Aug

Clifden Arts Festival 2014 

22nd September | 12.00pm 

Living in a Coded Land to screen at the Station House Theatre, Station Road Complex, Clifden.

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'Encircling Worlds: Imagining Irish Suburbia' Conference at Visual Carlow on 12th September

7th Aug

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

6th Aug

'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

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Three Films for 14e Festival du Film Insulaire de I'Ile de Groix

5th Aug

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

26th Jul

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

21st Jul

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

15th Jun

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

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'Living in a Coded Land' for Galway Film Fleadh

10th Jun

Galway Film Fleadh

Living in a Coded Land will screen at the Galway Film Fleadh  Sunday 13th July | 5.00pm.

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'Living in a Coded Land' for Triskel Arts Centre

6th Jun

Triskel Christchurch Arts Centre

Living in a Coded Land will screen at the Triskel Arts Centre in Cork | Saturday 14th June | 6.30pm.

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'Living in a Coded Land' to screen at Fastnet Short Film Festival 2014

5th May

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

31st Mar

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

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'Fathom' and 'What Remains' to screen at the Darklight Digital Festival 2014

28th Mar

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

16th Mar

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

14th Mar

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'

25th Feb

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

21st Jan

'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

1st Nov

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

17th Oct

Irish Film New York | 4-6 October 2013

'Silence' wins Best Feature Award at Irish Film New York


Hunter's Moon Festival 2013

12th Oct

'Silence' Screening

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

12th Sep

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

8th Aug

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'

6th Aug

Dave Calhoun:

"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

2nd Aug

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

5th Jul


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

25th May

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

10th Feb


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.

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'Sight and Sound' Poll: 'Silence' in Geoff Andrew's Top 5 Films 0f 2012

15th Jan

Geoff Andrew
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

14th Aug

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 boxoffice@irishfilm.ie 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).



Irish Cinema Release for Silence

27th Jul

Element Films announce Irish Cinema Release for Silence

Silence will be released in cinemas and for streaming/download on Volta by Element Pictures Distribution on July 27th 2012.