WHO WE LOVE WORLD PREMIERE

Who We Love, a feature length adaptation of the IFTA nominated multi award winning short film Lily, will have its world premiere on Saturday 24th July at the 33rd Galway Film Fleadh. Amy-Joyce reprises her role as Oonagh, for which she won the Underground Cinema Best Supporting Actress Award in the short film version.

The LGBT drama is generating a lot of positive buzz ahead of its world premiere with previews on the RTE Six One News (below) and RTE.ie, as well as publications such as The Galway Advertiser, Scannáin and IFTN.

RTE Six One News
Beo as Baile Interview

In addition both Amy-Joyce Hastings and Clara Harte were featured in the line up of ‘Women to Watch’ by Galway Now Magazine, and Harte has been nominated for the prestigious Bingham Ray New Talent Award at the 2021 Fleadh.

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

Cinematography was by American duo the Ray Sisters, and the film was produced by Cantwell, Alan Fitzpatrick and Edwina Forkin.

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.

SAN FRANCISCO IRISH FILM FESTIVAL

Amy-Joyce attended the San Francisco Irish Film Festival as a special guest, sponsored by Culture Ireland. She is pictured here with the festival director Kate Gunning, and being interviewed by UC Berkeley’s Professor of Irish Studies Catherine Flynn, following the screening of Irish Shorts at the Delancey Street Theater.

The shorts program was a particularly excellent curation by Frank Kelly and Róisin Hunt and Amy-Joyce Hastings’ multi award winning short QED was in great company in this lineup of films: Little Bird, Early Days, Time Traveler, Earthly Encounters, City of Roses, QED, Gustav, Rhinos and Wave.

She is most grateful to the festival sponsors Culture Ireland for a truly immersive cultural experience of Irish Cinema abroad. The final night screened two incredible Irish features back to back – Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner and Frank Berry’s Michael Inside.

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.

‘THE FAMILY WAY’ U.S. & U.K. FESTIVAL SCREENINGS

Comedy The Family Way, in which Amy-Joyce plays Sandra, had its International Premiere in New York at the Irish Screen America event. It has upcoming screenings at Irish Film London’s St. Patrick’s Day Film Festival and The Irish Film Festival Boston, as it kicks off its festival journey.

The Family Way was written and produced by Roisin Kearney, directed by Emmy Nominated Nuno Bernardo and stars Ciara O’Callaghan, Clara Harte, Steve Gunn and Oscar Nominated Jim Sheridan.