february, 2020

28feb7:00 pmBreaking Ice - World PremierAlso Screening: Zozimus 


Event Details

In 1986 a London-Irishman named Larry Tracey took it upon himself to form the Irish Bobsleigh and Luge Association. He recruited a group of elite Irish rowers and set his sights on qualifying the team for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. Having achieved qualification for the games, the stage was set for an historic Olympic debut. But one thing stood in their way; the Olympic Council of Ireland. Despite qualifying for the games, the OCI refused to allow them to compete at the games (which saw the famous Jamaican bobsleigh team become Olympic heroes). Undeterred, the team evolved and set their sights on the 1992 Winter Games in Albertville, France. 2020 | 60 mins Director /Writer/ Producer: Jason Branagan Co-Producers: Karin Larkin, Kamal Ibrahim Animation Director: Rachel Fitzgerald We are delighted to welcome director Jason Branagan to the festival.

Also Screening

2019 | David Knox | 19 mins Zozimus shows that the poetry and the passion of the collective experience of the beautiful game can happen in the most improbable of places.