Capital Irish Film Festival Marquee

2019-2020 | Drama & Documentary | Runtime: 68 minutes | English & Irish

The short film genre has been a particular favorite of Solas Nua’s audience each year at the Capital Irish Film Festival (CIFF). Often, these clever and sometimes poignant stories get overshadowed by the feature films. Join us as we give them a night to themselves.

NYU DC will be using Zoom for this screening. Register for this event, and you will receive a link to join the screening in your inbox one hour before the film begins.


Wed, Sept 30, 2020
7:00 PM
Virtual Film Festival

Pirates clip


Director Arnold O’Driscoll

In 1980s Ireland, Pirate radio was huge, it was cheap, easy and will make you famous! Three adolescents decide broadcasting like this is their way to get a piece of the action.

Bright White Limbo clip

Welcome to a Bright White Limbo

Director Cara Holmes Producer Zlata Filipovic Cinematographer Luca Truffarelli

Combining documentary and dance performance, this visually arresting film dives into the mind and creative process of Oona Doherty’s award-winning dance show, “Hope Hunt”.

Silence clip


Writer/Director/Producer Tristan Heanue Irish language, subtitles

A couple embarks on a journey during a family crisis involving their daughter.

Unlucky Clip


Director/Producer Orlaith Mc Manus (debut) Cinematographer David Christopher Lynch

A couple experiences the pain, laughter and uncertainty of fertility treatment, while trying to keep their relationship (and beloved cat) alive.

Broken Reflection Clip

Broken Reflection

Writer/Director/Editor Sean Treacy

Aidan is a young influencer who performs dangerous stunts online to be noticed and attract followers. However, when his morals begin to challenge his work, he realizes that sharing content with the world isn’t as straightforward as he once thought.