SCREENINGS & SELECTIONS – ROUNDUP

Close to Nothing At All received second place in the prestigious City of Salzburg Simon S. Film Award. The hard hitting drama, written and directed by Lisa Bröckl, has been selected for two festivals in April 2021 – it will screen at the Underground Cinema in Dun Laoghaire, and at the Montreal Independent Film Festival.

Meanwhile the multi-award-winning QED, directed by Amy-Joyce Hastings, is screening on RTE 2 on Monday 29th March, and will be available on the RTE Player until April 28th.

Her latest directorial outing Sign of The Times, recently screened at the Chicago Irish Film Festival, as well as its premiere as part of the Galway Film Centre’s One Minute Film Festival at the Fleadh last July, plus subsequent screenings in Miami and Los Angeles.

BFI PANELLIST

Amy-Joyce was invited to speak as a panellist on micro-filmmaking at the BFI London yesterday, as part of the 60 Second International Film Festival. Her award winning short film Body of Christ will be screened at various 60SIFF events worldwide as part of the multi city festival.

FILMING ‘LILY’ FEATURE

Filming is underway on the feature length adaptation of Lily, based on the multi award winning short film of the same name. Amy-Joyce reprises her role as Oonagh, for which she won the Underground Cinema Best Supporting Actress Award in the short film version.

The screenplay was written by Graham Cantwell and Katie McNiece, and is directed by Cantwell. The film stars Clara Harte, Dean Quinn, Amy-Joyce Hastings, Venetia Bowe, Lynette Callaghan, Paul Ronan, Aisling O’Neill and Allison McGirr.

Cinematography is by the Ray Sisters, and it is produced by Alan Fitzpatrick and Edwina Forkin.

‘LILY’ FEATURE FILM

Amy-Joyce Hastings last night participated in a read through of the feature length script for Lily, set for production next year. The script was written by Graham Cantwell and Katie McNiece, based on the multi award winning short film of the same name. Amy-Joyce will be reprising her role as Oonagh in the much expanded feature length film. She won the 2017 Underground Cinema Best Supporting Actress Award for this role in the short film version.

FILMING WRAPPED ON ‘CLOSE TO NOTHING AT ALL’

Amy-Joyce has just wrapped filming Close to Nothing At All on location in Salzburg, Austria. The film is written and directed by Lisa Bröckl, produced by Saskia Eder for FH Salzburg with cinematography by Patrick Kamalzadeh. The hard hitting drama stars Amy-Joyce Hastings as Ava Collins alongside her onscreen family – Alicia Gerrard as Ailis, Andrea Kelly as Niamh, and Bill Murphy as Seán – the Collins family – with German actor Wolf Danny Homann (Michael) rounding out the ensemble cast. It is expected for completion in June 2019.

On set photography by Alexander Altendorfer.

FROM MEXICO TO SCHULL

More great news for Amy-Joyce’s film QED which has won the Golden Palm Jury Award for Narrative Short Film at the Mexico International Film Festival!

Amy-Joyce is en route to beautiful Schull to support the film which is screening this week at the 10th Fastnet Film FestivalFastnet is a wonderfully intimate Irish film festival, which attracts the best of Irish filmmaking talent.

‘INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM AWARDS’ WINNER

Amy-Joyce Hastings has tonight won the inaugural Award for Best Original Content on Sky Television’s International Short Film Awards for her short film Body of Christ. The Awards Ceremony was held in Nottingham and will be broadcast on Sky Channel 212 on Monday 26th March at 22:00. The entire first series of The Short Film Show is currently available on Amazon Prime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Body of Christ
was commissioned by the Galway Film Centre (UNESCO City of Film). The film took home the Award for Best One Minute Film at the 7th Underground Cinema Film Festival, won 2nd place at the 28th Galway Film Fleadh’s One Minute Film Festival, and was nominated for the Micro Cinema Award at the Blackbird Film Festival in New York.