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[…]

Committing the Truth for Dublin, Our Unfenced Country for Belfast

Our Unfenced Country has just been selected for the 14th Belfast Film Festival!! Delighted to have our Irish premiere in such a cool town and festival Screening Sat April 5th, 1,30pm, Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast. Progressive Film Festival will screen Committing the Truth 3.45pm, Sunday April 6th in The Pearse centre, 27 Pearse street Dublin Read more about Committing the Truth for Dublin, Our Unfenced Country for Belfast[…]

Our Unfenced Country to Premiere in Chicago

Niamh Heery’s RTE/ Galway Film Centre Short film Our Unfenced Country will have it’s premiere in Chicago. It has been selected for the 15th Chicago Irish Film Festival 2014, and will screen on 8 March. OUR UNFENCED COUNTRY is the recipient of the RTÉ/Galway Film Centre Short Film Award 2013. Written and Directed by Niamh Read more about Our Unfenced Country to Premiere in Chicago[…]

SwanSong at Cillian Murphy event

Actor Cillian Murphy appeared as a special guest of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre at NUI Galway on 31st January for a screening and discussion of the film ‘Broken’. The actor, a patron of the Centre, was interviewed by young researchers in a post-screening discussion on how young people interpret the film’s portrayal Read more about SwanSong at Cillian Murphy event[…]