2018 Official Selections THE IRISH FILM FEST

Feature Films

We are pleased to present three feature films this year which have been selected by our selection committee.

*Films are subject to change at the discretion of THE IRISH FILM FEST

Opening Night Feature

Emerald City

Directed by: Colin Broderick

Written by: Colin Broderick

Produced by: Colin Broderick, Eric Branco, Brandon Taylor

"Irish construction workers built New York City and had a grand time doing it. Each guy on the Emerald City crew is struggling with something: drinking, gambling, loss, the burden of a family legacy, and facing a city that doesn't need them anymore."


Saturday Features

Point of No Return

Directed by: Kevin Glynn

Written by: Kevin Glynn

Starring: Bern Deegan, Jordan Coombes, Nick Dunning

"Point of No Return" is a fast paced conspiracy thriller set in the world of international aviation.  Peter, a young aircraft engineer, is deceived by his manager, into substituting  faulty aircraft parts. When a part explodes, killing a passenger, the resulting air accident investigation find Peter responsible.  With his manager murdered, Peter, now on the run from the law, must track down those responsible and bring them to justice.

War of the Buttons

Directed by: John Roberts

Produced by: Xavier Gélin, Stéphane Marsil, David Nichols, Steve Norris, David Puttnam

“Most wars last years…This one has to be over by dinner.”   The rival gangs of young Irish children from the neighboring villages of Ballydowse & Carrickdowse engage in escalating battles in which they cut off the buttons, shoe-laces, belts and braces of their captured opponents. These ructions result in the usual problems with parents and schoolmasters ultimately leading the leaders of the two groups to develop a grudging admiration of the other and an estranged friendship.