Solas Nua, a Washington based organisation dedicated to highlighting Irish arts in America is to hold ‘The Capital Irish Film Festival’ next month, showcasing the best of Irish film from 2011.
The festival, which runs from the 1st to the 10th of December, will play host to special guests including director Tom Hall (Sensation, Wide Open Spaces), actress Antonia Campbell Hughes (Lotus Eaters, Other Side of Sleep) and director Juanita Wilson (As If I’m Not There, The Door).
The schedule includes both feature length films and short films. Feature films to be screened at the festival include ‘As If I’m Not There’ by Juanita Wilson, who will be giving a directors Q+A at the festival, ‘The Lotus Eaters’ directed by Alexandra McGuinness (She Owns Everything, Paris Noir) and starring special guest Campbell Hughes; ‘Parked’ by Darragh Byrne starring Colm Meaney (Whole Lot Of Sole, Star Trek; Deep Space Nine) and 'Sensation', which will wrap up the festival in the Goethe Institut with a Q+A session with director Tom Hall.
Shorts to be screened at the festival are broken up into four categories such as ‘Dirty Dancing’, ‘Cartoon Heroes’, ‘Bright Lights, Big City’ and ‘A Month In The Country’ and includes ‘Deep End Dance’ by directed Conor Horgan (The Beholder, Croke Park Lives), IFTA award winning ‘Small Change’ directed by Cathy Brady (Coming Up), ‘Signs’ directed by Vincent Gallagher (Crossword, An Cosc), who will also be attending the festival and Pentecost by Peter McDonald (Wrecked, Your Bad Self), which stars Don Wycherley (Bachelors Walk, Father Ted).
The festival runs throughout various venues in Washington from the 1st-10th December and is sponsored by the, Irish Film and Television Academy, IFI, Reel Ireland, The Goethe Institut. For more information about the festival click here