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Irish Film Festival London Starts This Wednesday 20th November
18 Nov 2013 : by Julie Browne
'The Irish Pub'.
The third annual Irish Film Festival London starts this Wednesday 20th November at the Embassy of Ireland in London.

The festival will run until Sunday 24th November, screening Irish films and animations across three venues around London.

The line-up includes The Irish Pub, Life’s A Breeze, Run and Jump, Men at Lunch, Silence and the short films Rúbaí, Noreen, Joyriders, Farewell Packets of Ten, and Irish Folk Furniture.

The opening-night screening will be the UK premiere of Alex Fegan's ‘The Irish Pub’ at the Tricycle Cinema, followed by a Q&A with the director Alex Fegan.

IFTN spoke with Mr Fegan before the film was released in Irish cinemas in October. The interview is available to read here.

’The Irish Pub’ will be accompanied by a special screening of award-winning short film ‘Rúbaí’.

The short film was written by Antoin Beag Ó Colla, directed by Louise Ní Fhiannachta and produced by Gemma O’Shaughnessy.

’Rúbaí’ won the Best First Short Drama at The Galway Film Fleadh and Best Irish Short Film at The Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival in Kerry 2013.

’Life’s A Breeze’ will have its UK premiere screening on Friday 22nd at the Tricycle Cinema followed by a Q&A with director and writer Lance Daly and special guests.

The Fastnet Films production stars Pat Shortt and Fionnula Flanaghan. It was produced by Macdara Kelleher and Lance Daly.

The film, which was awarded second place in Best Irish Feature category at the Galway Film Fleadh in July, is now available to buy on DVD.

’Run and Jump’ will have its UK premiere screening on Sunday 24th at the Riverside Studios followed by a Q&A with Irish actor Edward MacLiam and producers Martina Niland and Tamara Anghie.

The film was directed by Steph Green and written by Ailbhe Keogan.

It was awarded the Best Irish Film at the Galway Film Fleadh.

See the full programme and buy tickets here.

The trailer for the festival can be watched below:

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