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April 8th 2023 | CIACLA's Irish Film Showcase!

In its fourth year, this exciting festival has grown to multiple screenings to celebrate the best of Irish Film, featuring some of Ireland's most exciting filmmakers, including the Academy Award Winning Short Film An Irish Goodbye and the Academy Award Nominated Feature Film The Quiet Girl / An Cailín Ciúin !

All Screenings were Sold Out.

Held on April 8th 2023 at Laemmle Monica Film Center, 1332 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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CIACLA’s Irish Film Showcase is kindly supported by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Programme, Screen Ireland, European Languages & Movies in America and Network Ireland Television.

3 Screenings Celebrating the best in Irish Film.

The showcase features a curated selection of award winning English & Irish language films, ranging from drama, comedy, animation and contemporary storytelling! The screenings aim to promote the work of the most exciting Irish filmmakers.

As the Irish film industry continues to enjoy a surge in output and success, with many Irish films gaining international recognition and winning major awards, we are delighted to provide a platform to engage with exciting new stories and talent.

Scroll to learn more about the schedule and films. Check out our Facebook Event here. Any questions email [email protected]


Irish Film Showcase 2023 Program

10am - Screening 1: New Voices - {120 mins}

Films Screening: Okay Google (Troy Smith & Sam Lucas Smith) | Community Watch (Paudie Baggott) |The Lucky Man (Laoisa Sexton) | Soul Office (Ryan Loughran) | Silence / Ciúnas  (Tristan Heanue) | First Date (Clara Planelles) | Coasteering (Audrey O'Reilly) | You Said / DÚIRT TÚ (Shaun Dunne & Zoe Ní Riordáin) | Bad Suns (Kevin Ryan)

A Q&A session will follow Screening 1 with Kevin Ryan & Ian Fox (Bad Suns) and Sam Lucas Smith (Okay Google)

12:30-1:30pm - Meet Up @ Laemmle 

A Get Together after Screening 1 

Some light refreshments served for those who are staying between Screening 1 & 2


1.30pm - Screening 2 - The Futures  - {95 mins}

Films Screening: Maybe Tomorrow (Marc Cleary) |  Universal / Uilíoch (Seosamh Mac Seoin) |  Woman In Retrograde (Imogen Harrison) | Foxglove (Michael-David McKernan) | Lady Betty (Paul McGrath) | Tears of an Exile / Deora an Deoraí (Pierre Yves O'Reilly) | Nothing to Declare (Garret Daly)

A Q&A session followed Screening 2 with Kellie Blaise (Woman in Retrograde) and Marc Cleary (Maybe Tomorrow) and Joseph Pierce Jones (Universal)

3:15-4pm - Break at Laemmle 

Take a break, chat, network and grab some snacks.


4pm - Screening 3 - The Contemporaries - {120 mins}

A screening of the Academy Award Winning Short Film 

An Irish Goodbye (Tom Berkeley & Ross White) 

Followed by a screening of the Academy Award Nominated Feature Film

The Quiet Girl / An Cailín Ciúin (Colm Bairéad)

6pm - After Party & Creative Network at Ye Olde King's Head

CIACLA’s Creative Network Meetup including drinks & nibbles was held at Ye Olde King's Head after the screenings.


Irish Film Showcase 2023 - second version

About CIACLA's Irish Film Showcase Los Angeles

CIACLA’s Irish Film Showcase in Los Angeles celebrates and showcases the rich history and culture of Ireland through film. It brings together the local Irish community and film lovers to experience the diversity and talent of Irish filmmakers. The showcase provides a platform for filmmakers to showcase their work and engage with audiences, promoting cultural exchange and education. The showcase screens films with a curated selection of English & Irish {Gaeilge} language films from Irish Filmmakers living across the globe, while also celebrating the best in contemporary Irish film produced on the island of Ireland. The films selected for the showcase represent a diverse range of themes, styles, and perspectives, offering something for everyone. The Irish film industry has a rich history of producing critically acclaimed, captivating and thought-provoking films. From internationally awarded feature length and short films, dramas to heartfelt contemporary stories, Irish film has the ability to entertain, inspire, and educate audiences.

CIACLA’s Irish film Showcase in Los Angeles is a wonderful opportunity to bring the best of Irish cinema to the West Coast of the USA, providing a platform for Irish filmmakers to showcase their work and connect with new audiences. CIACLA’s Irish Film Showcase in Los Angeles provides a positive impact on the Irish film industry by showcasing Irish films to a new and diverse audience, helping to raise the profile of Irish cinema, promoting it to a global audience. This increased exposure helps to open up new opportunities for Irish filmmakers, both in terms of funding and distribution.

The Irish film showcase in Los Angeles is an opportunity to bring the Irish community, friends, peers and colleagues together, fostering a sense of community and pride in Irish Culture. The showcase provides a space for filmmakers to network and connect with their peers, forging new relationships and collaborations, including Q&A sessions with filmmakers. This provides audiences with an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the films and the filmmakers behind them. It also provides a platform for Irish-American filmmakers to connect with their roots and film enthusiasts to engage with exciting new content, while also strengthening the cultural link between Ireland and the United States. 

Check Out our 2022 Showcase!

CIACLA’s Irish Film Showcase is kindly Supported by Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Programme, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Screen Ireland and European Languages & Movies in America.