Wednesday, March 31, 2010

'Henry & Sunny' to screen at Underground Cinema...

Our next Dublin screening will take place at Underground Cinema, in the Kingston Hotel, Dun Laoghaire on Friday, April 30th.

Underground Cinema is a monthly access program based in Dun Laoghaire. The program showcases on the big screen some of the best Short Irish Films in the country.

All short films submitted to Underground Cinema will be considered for the Underground Short Film Festival, September 2010.

The top 100 films will be short listed to 30 films. Awards will be given in recognition of film making, including acting, directing, writing, cinematography, editing and original music.

In addition, there will be two other awards, a special award selected by the audience and the Best Film Award

Full details coming soon!

'Henry & Sunny' join the rebel clowns of Amsterdam....

Following our recent Amsterdam screening we received an exciting mail from the - wait for it! - Amsterdam Rebel Clowns . The Rebel Clowns enjoyed our film so much they've invited us to join forces and plan to showcase 'Henry & Sunny' at forthcoming 'infonights'. We are - as you can imagine - simply thrilled!

Rebelact, the Amsterdam battalion of the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army is looking for fools and rebels, radicals and rascals, tricksters and traitors, mutineers and malcontents to join its ranks.

You could be part of a fighting force armed with ruthless love and fully trained in the ancient art of clowning and non-violent direct action. You could learn ingeniously stupid tactics that baffle the powerful.

You don't need to like clowns or soldiers, you just need to love life and laughter as much as rebellion. If you think you've got what it takes then follow your future red nose & join Rebelact, the Amsterdam battalion of C.I.R.C.A.!

Like all armies, people who wish to join, have to undergo training. Before going into battle with Rebelact, recruits take part in intensive 'Bigshoe Camps' lasting approximately three days for the Basic Rebel Clown Training. At the end of the training you will be capable of taking on Rebel Clown Army mission. Becoming a clownbattant can be challenging, but it's a rewarding life.

Rebelact offers you a weekend training, that takes anybody and everybody on a journey to find their inner clown, release the spontaneous self, learning how to cooperate in a group, to do some very basic physical and narrative improvisation. We also cover the universal rebel clowning techniques. These are the tools you'll need to join Rebelact.


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Amsterdam, Articulation(s)...

We're delighted with the feedback we've received from Henry & Sunny's screening in Amsterdam on Tuesday night. It sounds like the film went down a treat!

Don't forget to take a look at kortefilmonline (see last post) for details of further Dutch adventures.

Hopefully we'll have news of more screenings in the coming weeks so stay tuned!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

International Film Festival Rotterdam...

Thanks to the wonderful efforts of a few kind hearted Henry & Sunny fans in Amsterdam we've been able to submit our film for the International Film Festival of Rotterdam.

In cooperation with NPS (a Dutch public broadcaster) the festival will show all submissions online. The editors will select three films every month from which a jury will choose the winner of that month.

After one year, the winners will be shown at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam in 2011 and the overall winner will receive the New Arrivals Award during the festival.

If you haven't yet seen 'Henry & Sunny' you can view it at Korte Film Online

Feel free to rate the film and leave a friendly comment!

Monday, March 22, 2010

'Henry & Sunny' go Dutch!!!

We are thrilled to announce 'Henry & Sunny' will screen in Amsterdam tomorrow night (Tuesday, March 23) as part of Articulation(s) - an international workshop run by the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis.

Articulation(s) - ASCA International Workshop 2010

How do we analyze, understand, and participate in the world? What are the ways in which we can think through concepts such as aesthetics, identity, politics, and space to articulate the object(s) of our inquiry?

These are a few of the questions the 2010 ASCA International Workshop, "Articulation(s)," seeks to explore. The workshop offers a space in which we can reflect upon such questions and the methodological nuances, theoretical consequences, and political implications that arise when we interrogate (trans)national theories, disciplines, and contested object(s).

With its double meaning, to express and to connect, articulation(s) highlights the contingency of the unities of meaning and of discourse(s) that we ascribe to our object(s) in question. Articulation(s) is a generative concept that has been prominent in shaping theory for decades. Working (inter)disciplinarily in the humanities, articulation(s), as a travelling concept, refers to the engaging of objects, concepts, and theories and the (im)possibilities of interrogation.

In this workshop articulation(s) is presented in relation to four distinct themes that we will (re)articulate and/or interrogate to see whether they help us express the relationships between theories, discipline, and object(s) from our various fields.

These issues will be discussed in four panels:

* National Identity
* Migratory Aesthetics
* Space
* Politics of Mourning

The 2010 ASCA International Workshop: Articulations will take place March 22-24, 2010 at the University of Amsterdam. The deadline for proposals is October 31, 2009. For more information about the workshop and how to submit a proposal, please click the Call for Papers link.
Organizing Committee

Esra Almas, Erin La Cour, Lara Mazurski, Melanie Schiller.

Dr. Eloe Kingma (Managing Director)
Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis

Oude Turfmarkt 147, Room 008
1012 GC Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Tel.: +31 20 525 3874
Fax: +31 20 525 4773
E-mail: asca-fgw@uva.nl

Click here for more details

Thursday, March 11, 2010

New Volta Film Club...

We had a great night at Bob Gallagher's New Volta Film Club on Tuesday night where 'Henry & Sunny' screened alongside an impressive selection of shorts.

Other filmmakers featured on the night included Paudie Baggott, Diarmaid Hanly, Sean Hunt, Paul Dodd, Seamus Hanly and Gerard Lough. Here's a glimpse at some of the films on display...

New Volta Film Club is a great opportunity to see a wide variety of short films and Bewleys Cafe Theatre makes for a very intimate and personable setting.

Check it out for yourselves.

Friday, March 5, 2010

They're finally here!!!

200 'Henry & Sunny' DVDs arrived in the post this afternoon thanks to those nice people at

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Henry & Sunny at Bewley's Cafe Theatre...

Henry & Sunny will screen at New Volta Film Club in Bewley's Cafe Theatre next Tuesday (March 9). The screening starts at 8.30 and admission is free. We hope you can make it!

New Volta Film Club is a monthly exhibition of new short film and animation in the heart of Dublin City. Screenings take place on the first Tuesday of every month in Bewley's Cafe Theatre on Grafton Street. The aim of the night is to provide filmmakers and animators with a place to meet, interact, and find an audience to show new work. We invite anybody who'd like to screen their short film/ animation/ music video/ documentary/ experimental piece/ visual art to get in touch and get their work seen.


You can view the full line up of shorts


Wednesday, March 3, 2010