Niamh selected to attend Nordisc Panorama

Niamh Heery received a bursary award to attend the Nordisc Panorama programme in September. She was selected as the Irish emerging filmmaker by the Galway Film Centre, along with 13 other delegates from across Europe, as part of Screen Talent Europe’s programme. Nordisc Panorama Film Festival and Forum is the largest in Scandinavia and is Read more about Niamh selected to attend Nordisc Panorama[…]

SwanSong Films to make Irish Film Board doc for After ’16

The Irish Film Board has just announced the winners of their latest short film scheme, After ’16. Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) invited filmmakers to give their response to 1916 and the hundred years since. With Joe Dolan to direct, Sinead McCoole on board as writer and Niamh Heery to produce, the Read more about SwanSong Films to make Irish Film Board doc for After ’16[…]

Filming Wraps on new Irish Film Board Short Documentary

Principle photography has just been completed on the short documentary currently entitled Displaced, directed by Niamh Heery. Check out some stills from filming below. The documentary is being made under the Irish Film Board’s Reality Bites Scheme and has been filming throughout February in locations such as North Germany, the Netherlands, Dublin, London and the Read more about Filming Wraps on new Irish Film Board Short Documentary[…]

Our Unfenced Country at the London Short Film Festival & Dingle

As the very successful international festival run for Our Unfenced Country draws to a close, (with perhaps one last film festival to be announced shortly) we have a couple more festival announcements to make. First is the (Bafta qualifying) London International Short Film Festival, on 10 January  2015 in the fantastic venue of the Hackney Read more about Our Unfenced Country at the London Short Film Festival & Dingle[…]

Radharc Award win for Harmanli: Trapped on the Fringe of Freedom!

The Radharc New Media Award for short documentaries was won by Niamh Heery of SwanSong Films for her film ‘Harmanli: Trapped on the Fringe of Freedom’ which first screened in the Lighthouse Cinema in June of this year. The film is about Syrian refugees living in a refugee camp in Bulgaria waiting endlessly for news Read more about Radharc Award win for Harmanli: Trapped on the Fringe of Freedom![…]

Our Unfenced Country wins Best Narrative Short at Kerry

Niamh Heery’s Galway Film Centre/ RTE short film Our Unfenced Country has won the Best Narrative Short prize at the Kerry International Film Festival 2014. Festival Judge and Film Critic of the Observer and Variety, Guy Lodge, said of the film “I hope this special film travels to many other fests: shades of Dardennes and Read more about Our Unfenced Country wins Best Narrative Short at Kerry[…]

Festivals Update: Our Unfenced Country for Savannah and more!

After already screening at a number of film festivals around the world, we are proud to announce that Our Unfenced Country has been selected for two of the USA’s more well known film festivals, and many more. Our Unfenced Country  is a short film by Niamh Heery, winner of the 2013 Galway Film Centre/RTÉ Short Read more about Festivals Update: Our Unfenced Country for Savannah and more![…]

Grand Prize Win at ICCL Human Rights Film Awards

Irish documentary maker Niamh Heery was awarded the Grand Prize in the 2014 Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) Human Rights Film Awards this evening (Thursday 26 June 2014) for her film Harmanli: Trapped on the Fringe of Freedom, which explores the lives of asylum seekers living in the Harmanli camp in Bulgaria. Commenting on the winning Read more about Grand Prize Win at ICCL Human Rights Film Awards[…]

Harmanli Documentary Shortlisted for ICCL Human Rights Award

Photo: Back L-R: Brian Gleeson (actor), Nicky Phelan (Brown Bag Films), Conor McPherson (Screenwriter & Playright) Lenny Abrahamson (Director); Front: Eoghan Rice, Niamh Heery, Roisin Loughery, Alan Whelan. Harmanli: Trapped on the Fringe of Freedom, directed by Niamh Heery, has been nominated for the prestigious Irish Council of Civil Liberties Human Rights Film Award. The Read more about Harmanli Documentary Shortlisted for ICCL Human Rights Award[…]