BVIFF 2022 | International Programme

  • 13th Aug
  • 13:30
  • €5
  • Droichead Arts Centre

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Saturday 13th August

Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Boyne Valley, Droichead Arts Centre and film maker Frank W. Kelly are delighted to announce the inaugural Boyne Valley International Film Festival. Curated by acclaimed filmmaker and Boyne Valley native Frank W. Kelly and Collette Farrell, Droichead Arts Centre Director, this two day event will feature the best short films from around the country, and the world, with a special focus on films made in the region.

ROY – Time: 15’ 55” | 2021 | UK

Director: Tom Berkeley & Ross White | Writer: Tom Berkeley & Ross White | Producer: Bryony Pulizzi

When a reclusive widower accidentally calls an adult hotline worker, an unlikely friendship is born.


Time: 18’ | 2021 | Canada

Director: Annie St-Pierre | Writer: Daniel I. Schachter & Annie St-Pierre | Producer: Fanny Drew & Sarah Mannering

December 24, 1983, 10:50 p.m.: Julie and her cousins ate too much sugar, and Santa Claus is late. Denis, alone in his car, is anxious about setting foot in his former in-laws' house to pick up his children.

THE GRAVE OF ST. ORAN – Time: 8’ 54” | 2019 | Australia

Director: Jim Batt | Writer: Neil Gaiman & Jim Batt | Producer: Jim Batt & Josie Hess

On the Irish island of Iona in the sixth century, two saints arrive ashore and try to build a chapel.

COLD STACK – Time: 11’ 34” | 2021 | Scotland

Director: Frank Martin | Writer: Frank Martin | Producer: Frank Martin

Divided into three parts, Cold Stack charts the melancholic decline of the oil rig industry in the Scottish Highlands.

ARE YOUR EYES OPEN NICELY – Time: 18’ 01” | 2021 | South Africa

Director: S.J. van Breda | Writer: Clive Horlock & S.J. van Breda | Producer: Ron van Breda & S.J. van Breda

A documentary that examines the modern world, sustainability, climate change, and what we can learn from the ancient culture of the Bushmen that could help us live in harmony with our planet.

Funded by the Arts Council, Meath County Council Arts Office, Louth County Council and in partnership with Love Drogheda BIDS.