Festival’s Closing Night 2013




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Do you like films that make you laugh out loud? How about films that capture small moments ? Mini history lessons? New economic recovery schemes? How about a bird that can’t fly? These and other topics great and small are part of the festival’s closing night SHORTS PROGRAM II. You will laugh, cry, gasp and  smile  when the films by 9 Irish filmmakers and 1 Irish American filmmaker light up the screen.

Maeve Mc GrathThe festival welcomes Maeve McGrath the producer of the short film VANNER who also starred in the role of Marion. Turns out Maeve loves snow and Chicago so do say hello. Maeve is currently working on an Irish language documentary An Teach Mor In Eireann about castles and big houses in Ireland.  BUY TICKETS

The evening begins with the announcement of two of the festival’s awards:

Mary Francis Bragiel,  WLS News 890 AM,  will announce  the 2013 CIFF Festival Award winners,  and  Katie Hamilton, Public Affaires Officer at the Irish Consulate of Chicago, will announce the 2013 Consulate of Ireland Award to the film that best represented Irish culture In this year’s festival.  Following the screening everyone is asked to vote for their favorite short and the 2013 CIFF Audience Award winners will be announced on line.  The evening ends with the closing night reception  at Lizzie McNeill’s.                        BUY TICKETS


Thank you to everyone who attended screenings at this year’s festival, we hope you had a wonderful time and  look forward to sharing the best in Irish cinema with you at the 15th Chicago Irish Film Festival, March 2014.