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This morning.

Arracht, a feature length Irish language film has been selected as Ireland’s entry for the Oscars’ Best International Feature Film category.

Deirdre Ní Choistín writes:

TG4 is elated by today’s announcement by IFTA that Arracht, an Irish-language feature film from the Cine4 initiative has been selected as Ireland’s entry for the Oscars’ Best International Feature Film category at the upcoming 93rd annual Academy Awards.

Cine4 is a partnership between TG4, Screen Ireland, and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) to develop original feature films in the Irish language.

Arracht was written and directed by Tom Sullivan and starring Screen International Star of Tomorrow 2020 Dónall Ó Héalaí alongside Dara Devaney, Michael McElhatton, and newcomer Saise Ní Chúinn. Arracht was produced by Cúán Mac Conghail for Macalla Teoranta with executive producers Brendan McCarthy and John McDonnell of Fantastic Films.

Arracht (Cine4)

Quattro Colori.

Donal Moloney’s mind-blowing documentary about the epic events in Italy dedicated to the brutal, earliest form of football is now available on Amazon Prime.

Donal Moloney writes;

 ‘Quattro Colori’ has finally arrived on Amazon. 10 months back and forth to Florence, Italy last year and certainly the most difficult thing I’ve shot to date with a crew of just three wonderful people. It was also self funded.

In fairness.

Quattro Colori (Amazon Prime)

‘GAA Local Legend: A Life Well Spent’

A short comedy animation from Just The Tipp, who write:

Local man and GAA enthusiast, Joe Nelligan has dedicated over 30 years of his life to training the youth of the parish in the ways of the GAA. When his under 12s team emerges victorious in the little league county final, Joe’s lifetime of dedication has paid off, or so it would seem. The lads in Ryan’s discuss!

Just The Tipp

Thanks Steveo


An Irish-led, global short film collaboration in tribute to the ‘relentless resilience of the human spirit’.

From director duo GRIZZLY and creative agency The Tenth Man and narrated by Denise Chaila.

Grizzly’s Trevor Whelan writes:

During this global pandemic we have collaborated with an international array of 14 cinematographers to create this inspiring message of hope. In a time when the issues of the world would have us divided, this film demonstrates what can be achieved when we work together.

RISING shows the beauty of the world that surrounds us and the power of unity and human connection….



Stay With Me Art Show.

Journalist Alison O Reilly (top), who broke the Tuam story, presents the launch of a virtual exhibit of artists’ work in response to the stories of the children who died in Mother and Baby homes.

The exhibition starts at 58 minutes.

Alison writes:

This new virtual show which includes a number of mother and baby homes across Ireland, was shot in the Coronavirus lockdown and connects recent losses to past losses.

This show was created voluntarily to honour the children who died in state and religious care in one of the most shameful periods in Irish history.

Previously: Worse Than Tuam


‘Charm Controller’

They have an app for that.

Aidan O’Sullivan writes

A sketch about dating in modern times with apps, and how the man needs all the help he can get from the “Charm Controller” !

Starring Sue Walsh as Sharon and Tom Doonan as Connor.
Written and Produced by Fergus Mulligan and Colman Hayes.
Directed by Fergus Mulligan.