Chicago Film & Festival News

The 26th Galway Film Fleadh
July 8-13, 2014

Galway Film Fleadh_3We are off to the 26th Galway Film Fleadh which is renowned for its  amazing number of new Irish films, documentaries and shorts along with a very impressive array of films from around the world. While we are at the fest we will also be heading to some workshops and networking events as we spread the word about the Chicago Irish Film Festival, our great audiences and our great city. Check in for updates and pictures from Galway@

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Get your Irish on at the

Irish American Heritage Festival!

Irish Fest is July 11, 12 and 13, 2014 and showcases the finest in local and international Irish and American music, dance and family activities. It features more than 100 performers for 3 days on 5 stages. Don’t miss Phil Coulter, The Tossers, The Killdares, Gaelic Storm, Kevin Flynn and more. The festival is filled with cultural programs and exhibits, loads of contests for all ages, theatre, dancing and more.

Irish Fest Tickets are available at or by calling 773-282-7035 or stopping by during normal business hours. Friday and Saturday tickets are $10 (until July 9th) $15 online & at the door. Sunday tickets are $15 (until July 9th)  $20 online & at the door. Seniors $10 and children under 10 free.

Tickets for the Phil Coulter Concert on Friday night are $35, includes admission to the festival.

For complete details and information visit :

Missed seeing THE IRISH PUB at the fest, or looking for a copy to own or give as a gift, you’re in luck!

THE IRISH PUB is available to own or download on VOD @

IP_Gartlans_2THE IRISH PUB is a celebration of the greatest institution in Irish society, the pub and the traditional Irish publicans who run them. The characters in this exceptionally endearing film all run and own pubs that have been in their families for generations and it is through their warmth, wit and wisdom that we gain an insight into the heart and soul of THE IRISH PUB and of the Irish themselves. But, it is the universal message that really touches the heart & mind – by changing what isn’t broken we risk losing everything. It is family and community and chat that matters most. You’ll laugh your heart out in parts, and may feel misty-eyed at others. And by the end you’ll most likely want to visit your local! View the trailer here: the director: Alex Fegan shot, edited and financed The Irish Pub which was released to rave reviews in Ireland in October 2013. It has won several awards and  since the Irish release, Atom Films has received hundreds of requests to screen the film in over 30 countries around the world. Alex took the film to Canada and the US in February and March 2014, where it received superb reviews and huge audiences at festivals, cinemas and events in other venues. On this tour he recorded footage in six cities for the sequel - The Irish Pub in America.“This film made me want to just hop on a plane to Ireland and visit one (or all) of these pubs.” The Toronto Film Scene“Another recommended documentary is “The Irish Pub” . Director Alex Fegan comes to Chicago to share his beguiling chats with Irish pub owners.” Chicago Sun Times”A joy from start to finish, The Irish Pub takes a place amongst a list of the best documentaries I have ever seen.” RTE ( Ireland’s National Broadcaster)

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