Spain’s Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares (ALCINE), which takes place from 9th- 17th November, is set to celebrate Irish short film by running an ‘Irish Day’, assisted by Reel Ireland, on 16th November.
The Irish Day will see 30 Irish shorts screen in several different sections - recent Irish shorts, short shorts and fantastic & horror genre. ‘Small Engine Repair’, the debut feature from IFTA award winning writer/director Niall Heery, will also screen.
The festival, which specialises in short films, has focused on works from a specific country several times in its 36 year history. Previous tributes have included documentaries from Latin American directors, animated films from China and shorts from Brazil.
Several Irish filmmakers whose work will feature in the festival will be in attendance, including Ken Wardrop (Undressing My Mother, Bongo Bong), Jason Tammemagi (Not There Yet, Night Out) Niall Heery (Small Engine Repair), Margaret Corkery (Joyride) and producer Macdara Kelleher (The Halo Effect, Tonight is Cancelled).
Further info on the ALCINE festival can be found at www.alcine.org.